Railfan & Railroad December 2023


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Waterloo Spur: 30 Years of Change • by Jason Noe — This former Canadian National branch line in Southern Ontario has gone through many changes, from freight hauler to heritage railway to light rail transit in just three decades.

Now Boarding for Cincinnati... • by Ron Flanary — Fond memories of making connections for holiday travel at the Louisville & Nashville station at Corbin, Ky., captured in a vibrant watercolor painting.

Amtrak’s Jackson Sub • by Jack Stryker — The former Michigan Central route from suburban Detroit to Jackson is now home to frequent Amtrak service, as well as a number of Norfolk.

Chicago & North Western: Before and After • by Carl Graves — Encounters with the classic green and gold image of Chicago & North Western were always impressive, both before and after the 1995 merger with Union Pacific.

BNSF Point Defiance Line • by Nate Shedd — Constant traffic, beautiful coastlines, a variety of locations, and dramatic mountain backdrops make this part of the Seattle Subdivision along Puget Sound as good as it gets for main line railroading.


Departures/Commentary: Alexander Benjamin Craghead - What's in a Name?

Railnews/Top news stories and photos from our readers

Transit Currents/Transit news: Bob Gallegos

Railroadiana/New product, book, and video reviews

Timetable/Railroad event listings submitted by our readers

LocoNotes/Diesel spotters: Kenneth M. Ardinger

Through My Lens/Trackside memories: Kevin EuDaly - Home for Christmas

Business & Technology/Analysis: David C. Lester - Historic Preservation Is Good Business

Preservation/Railway preservation: Otto M. Vondrak - Holiday Events for Any Budget

On The Menu/Railroad dining, art, and culture: James D. Porterfield 

                       Vignettes — Celebrating a Tradition: Home for the Holidays

Markers/Additional thoughts from your editors

Parting Shot/Rick Bennett


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