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Railroads Illustrated November 2009

$ 6.95


Buckingham Branch Railroadby Jeff Hawkins — From humble beginnings to being the largest shortline railroad in Virginia, BBRR has come a long way in its storied 20-year history.

Recycledby Randy Allard — A photo essay of the afterlife of a retired locomotive.

One Fine Day in Chicago by Jeffrey Harwell — Even in late fall and winter, a sunny day occasional occurs in the Windy City.

Santa Fe's Ex-Pasadena Subby Paul Jansson — The very characteristics that gave this subdivision its railfanning charm ultimately led to it being abandoned in favor of a faster, more efficient route.

Portfolio—The photography of Justin Franz.


Opening Shotby Richard Steinheimer

CTC Board—Current news items.

Parting Shotby Justin Franz