Railfan & Railroad January 2024


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Climb Aboard The Canadian • by GREG MCDONNELL — A five-day journey aboard Canada’s classic streamliner operated by VIA Rail between Toronto and Vancouver.

Inside Alaska: A Century of Frontier Railroading • by BRICE DOUGLAS — The hard-working employees of Alaska Railroad celebrate a century of service in America’s last frontier.

Photo Line: Lake States Railway Association • by MIKE RAIA — An introduction to an expansive archival collection of railroading images from the Midwest and beyond.

Railfan Guide to Springfield  • by PAOLA ROFFO —The Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts offers a little bit of everything, from main lines to short lines, freight and passenger.

Rio Grande Southern 41: Rebuilt and Ready • by STAFF — A fixture at Knott’s Berry Farm for 70 years, RGS 41 enjoys a full overhaul and brief homecoming at Colorado’s Durango & Silverton.


Departures — commentary: Alexander Benjamin Craghead

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

High Iron  Railroaders share their stories: Tim Tonge My Student Trip (or, How I Rode UP Centennials Over Raton)

Camera Bag — tips and techniques: Justin Franz

Destinations  Detours and distractions: Otto M. Vondrak A Visit to the “New” Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Markers  Additional thoughts from your editors

Parting Shot — Will Gill

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