Railfan & Railroad June 2023
NJ Transit at 40 • by Steve Barry — In the 40 years since the Garden State took full control of its commuter rail system, NJT has expanded while facing challenges.
U34CH: New Jersey’s Diesel • by Kevin Phalon — The sole survivor of a pioneering passenger diesel fleet is now being restored by volunteers in New Jersey.
North Dakota Branch Lines • by Jeremy Seimbida — Tradtional railroading can still be found on BNSF’s network of former Great Northern branch lines in North Dakota.
Canadian Pacific GP20C-ECO • by Marcus W. Stevens — Now a full decade in service, these GP38 rebuilds have proven a worthy successor to the venerable GP9 switcher.
Boston North Shore Finale • by Wayne Johnson — The closure of a major customer could mean the end of freight service on Boston’s North Shore now served by CSX.
Riding the Iron Horse to the Cowboy Capital • by Dave Stanley — Southern Pacific’s Oakdale Branch was a colorful operation 60 connecting Stockton, Calif., with rural cowboy country.
Business & Technology/how it works: David C. Lester
Departures/commentary: Alexander Benjamin Craghead
LocoNotes/diesel spotters: Kenneth M. Ardinger
Markers/additional thoughts from your editors
On The Menu/railroad dining, art, and culture: James D. Porterfield
Parting Shot/Nathaniel Lum
Preservation/this stuff is old, man: Dale W. Woodland
Railnews/top news stories and photos from our readers
Railroadiana/new product, book, and video reviews
Through My Lens/trackside memories: Kevin EuDaly
Timetable/railroad event listings submitted by our readers
Transit Currents/transit news: Bob Gallegos