Railfan & Railroad August 2023


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Scranton Homecoming for Alco PAby Otto M. Vondrak — Doyle McCormack’s Alco PA arrives in Scranton, Pa., to put the finishing touches on the restoration started two decades ago.

Canton Railroadby Bob Kaplan and Jim Kleeman — The future looks bright for this busy short line railroad serving industry in and around Baltimore.

New Orleans Streetcar Success Storyby Isaac Fulford — Nearly given up for dead more than 50 years ago, New Orleans’ network of historic streetcars is stronger than ever.

Photo Line: Storm Light on the Front Rangeby Erik C. Lindgren — Chasing storms and chasing trains often go hand in hand as one photographer captures Colorado’s dramatic weather.

Railfan Guide to Sacramentoby Adam Pizante — From Union Pacific and BNSF to Amtrak and light rail, there’s something for everyone visiting California’s capital city.


Departures/commentary: Alexander Benjamin Craghead

Destinations/diversions and detours: Jason Paul Sailer

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/Steve Bradley

Preservation Topics/the world of railway preservation: Joseph Zadeh

Railnews/top news stories and reader-submitted photos

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

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