Railroads Illustrated June 2011


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A Farewell to C&O Signals on the Kanawha Subdivisionby Chase Gunnoe and Travis Giles — Modernization strikes St. Albans, West Virginia, a town time had forgotten, as about a dozen C&O cantilever signals were replaced from 2008 to 2011.

Electric Traction in the Los Angeles Basinby Gordon Glattenberg — Los Angeles Basin was served by two electrified transit system for most of the first half of the 20th Century. These lines died out in the early 1960s, but some have recently been reborn.

Union Pacific's T&P Line in East and North Texasby Steve Schmollinger — With a burgeoning economic vitality and sporting some of the best man-made and natural scenery in Texas, UP's T&P line is well worth a closer look.

The Rolling Piedmontby Jack N. Bruce Jr. — One of the more aptly named sections of railroad in the country, the Piedmont Subdivision is characterized by rolling hills and a patchwork of forests and farmland. Through this tranquil setting pass long trains of empty hoppers in a scene as charming as any from a bygone era of railroading.

Decisive Moments from 30 Years of Railfan Photographyby Gregory Monroe — A photographic essay of compelling snapshots of raliroad history.


Opening Shotby Gordon Glattenberg

CTC Board—Current news items.

Parting Shotby Gregory Monroe

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