Railfan & Railroad December 2023
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