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Railroads Illustrated May 2011

$ 7.95


A Ghost of a Different Color on the Modern D&Hby Kevin Burkholder — The Amtrak Phase I paint scheme adorns a P42DC on a roundtrip between Albany, New York, and Montreal, Quebec.

Point Defiance Cut-Offby Robert W. Scott — Rails along the prairies and Puget Sound.

The Many Facets of Tacoma Railby David J. Cantlin — Since its birth as a trolley line serving Tacoma's industrial heartland, this city-owned Class II line has grown from being Tacoma's stepchild utility" into one of the nation's highest volume shippers of container traffic.

Before the Yellow Tide: Salina, Kansas in the 1980sby David Harris — The railroading scene in Salina, Kansas is pretty exciting nowadays—if you like Armour Yellow. But in the 1980s, through traffic was slower, the variety and flavor of the area was something to see.

Replacing Concrete Ties Along the NEC in Connecticutby Robert A. LaMay — The process of replacing old ties is complicated but very interesting.


Opening Shotby Steve Crise

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