Railroads Illustrated November 2010


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Heartland Corridor Opens for Businessby Scott Lindsey — An innovative public/private partnership produced a shorter, faster route for double-stacked traffic between the Port of Virginia and the Midwest.

It's All About Velocityby Ron Flanary — How DP has squeezed more capacity from the old Clinchfield.

Locomotive Power Exchangeby Steve Jessup — A half century of horsepower handoff.

Centuries on the Rockby Preston Cook — In the 1970s Rock Island employed a small fleet of the unlovely Alcos.

Burlington Junction Railway's Alco C-415sby Steve Smedley — Alco's ugly duckling has a home in this Eastern Iowa river town.

The New Kid on the Block: GE's ES44C4by Steve Faulkner — The newest stallion in GE's corral offers the advantages of AC traction at a cost nearer that of standard DC traction.

Tractive Effort: The Force That Pulls the Trainby Steve Faulkner — The physics that make trains move can be complex, but properly broken down, the subject makes for an interesting examination of the fundamental forces of railroading.

A Day with Union Pacific 844by A.J. Wolff — An account of one man's memorable day with this memorable locomotive.


Opening Shotby Chase Gunnoe

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