Railfan & Railroad October 2023


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Alcos, Ore, and Moreby Justin Franz — Join Associate Editor Justin Franz on a tour of eastern Quebec in the late 1990s and early 2000s for a look at Alco and MLWpowered railroads like Quebec Cartier and Chaleur Bay Railway, plus VIA Rail passenger trains on the scenic branch to Gaspé.

Bridge Line Alcosby Otto M. Vondrak — When Delaware & Hudson first made the jump to diesel power in 1944, it turned to the Alco plant conveniently located on its main line in Schenectady, N.Y. To mark the 200th anniversary of the founding of D&H, we look back at its diverse Alco diesel fleet.

Shenandoah Valleyby John Leopard — An ex-Norfolk & Western RS-11 was an unlikely candidate for a Virginia short line previously dependent on EMD power. Join John Leopard for a look at how this well-traveled Alco road switcher made it from Virginia to New England and back.

Export Alcos Todayby Vic Lines — Alco-designed locomotives can still be found at work around the world, but for how much longer? Vic Lines takes us to South America and Asia for a look at these international survivors. While some might not look like Alcos, they certainly sound like them.


Departures/Commentary: Persistence and Nostalgia — by Alexander Benjamin Craghead

LocoNotes/Diesel spotters — compiled by Kenneth M. Ardinger

Markers/Additional thoughts from your editors

On The Menu/Railroad dining, art, and culture: Where Are We? — by James D. Porterfield

Parting Shotby Dennis A. Livesey

Preservation Topics/Railway preservation: Observations From Across the Pond — by Robin Coombes

Railnews/Top news stories and reader-submitted photos

Railroadiana/New product, book, and video reviews

The High Iron/Railroaders share their stories: Private Car Confidential — by Lou Capwell

Through My Lens/Trackside memories: A Matter of Fate — by Kevin EuDaly

Timetable/Railroad event listings submitted by our readers

Transit Currents/Transit news — compiled by Bob Gallegos

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