Railfan & Railroad September 2023
TriMet’s Trailblazers • by Kyle Weismann-Yee — When Portland’s MAX light rail opened in 1986, Bombardier’s light rail vehicles were there to shoulder the load.
ALC-42s Taking Charge • by Justin Franz — Siemens’ ALC-42 is the new face of Amtrak longdistance trains, even with its teething problems.
Green Line: Boston’s Link to the Future • by Tim Doherty — Rooted in the growth of Boston and its streetcar suburbs, the MBTA Green Line is an important link in the urban rapid transit system.
Canceled Commuters • by Photo Line — After serving their communities for decades, some commuter trains in Detroit, New York, and Pittsburgh didn’t make the cut.
Cincinnati Connector • by David Rohdenburg — Shrouded in political controversy and delay, Cincinnati’s streetcar loop connects vibrant parts of the Queen City.
Staten Island Railway • by John Levai — Baltimore & Ohio’s unique rapid transit legacy serves the citizens of New York City’s “forgotten” borough day in and day out.
Departures/Commentary: Transit’s Legacy and Character — by Alexander Benjamin Craghead
Railnews/Top news stories and reader-submitted photos
Transit Currents/Transit news: compiled by Bob Gallegos
Railroadiana/New product, book, and video reviews
Timetable/Railroad event listings submitted by our readers
LocoNotes/Diesel spotters/compiled by Kenneth M. Ardinger
Through My Lens/Trackside memories: The Operator’s Desk — by Kevin EuDaly
Destinations/Diversions and detours: A Prairie Centennial in Fort Steele — by Justin Franz
Camera Bag/Photo tips and techniques: Project photography and layering — by Justin Franz
On The Menu/Railroad art and culture: All Aboard the Schooltrain — by James D. Porterfield
Markers/Additional thoughts from your editors
Parting Shot/by Gary Pancavage