Railfan & Railroad May 2024


Please note, many of the mail services we use to ship our products have reported delays. More information can be found on the FedEx, UPS, and The Mail Group websites.


Kentucky Corman • by Garland Mckee — After R.J. Corman purchased the former Louisville & Nashville ‘Old Road’ from CSX in 2003, clever trackage rights agreements
allowed the short line to develop steady new business and thrive.

Photo Line: Montana Rail Link FarewellSpecial feature — As Montana Rail Link operations are absorbed back into BNSF Railway, photographers look back at the last year of independent operations on this colorful and scenic regional railroad.

Unexpected Fairbanks-Morse: Part 1 • by Gordon Lloyd Jr. — While domestic production of Fairbanks-Morse locomotives was brief, its beefy diesels turned up in ‘unexpected’ short line, main line, and industrial operations from coast to coast.

Steam in Barbados  • by Michael T. Burkhart —Opened in 2018, St. Nicholas Abbey Heritage
Railway is one of the world’s newest steam-powered tourist lines, operating on the historic plantation of the same name.

Where’s Your Wegley? • by Ed Wolfe — This busy stretch of former Pennsylvania Railroad main line just east of Pittsburgh has provided a convenient showcase of Amtrak, Conrail, and later Norfolk Southern action through the years for local fans.


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 


Camera Bag — tips and techniques: Justin Franz

Markers  Additional thoughts from your editors

Parting Shot Steven J. Brown

Related Products