Railroads Illustrated September 2011


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Missouri River Attacks BNSF and UP Northwest of Kansas Cityby Carl Graves — Unprecedented releases of snowmelt left BNSF and UP fighting to keep busy Kansas City railroad operations rolling.

Soo Line on the Upper Mississippi: A Slowly Falling Flagby Carl Graves — The railroad's transition from semi-independent Soo Line to an integral part of corporate parent Canadian Pacific brought its share of change, but nothing as dramatic as other merger-related transformations.

A New Look at CSX's Magnolia Cutoffby Alex Mayes — Preparations are in full swing to enlarge the four tunnels on CSX's Magnolia Cutoff.

Erie Lackawanna: Dawn & Duskby Preston Cook — The drama of the Erie Lackawanna, presented in a different light.

Oh! Those Big Red Nosesby A.J. Wolff — A brief encounter with Amtrak's SDP40Fs.

Shamokin: King Coalby Olev Taremae — In this central Pennsylvania city, coal is second to none.

UP's Cane Creek Branchby Ole Bye — A photo essay of the rugged landscape and railroad operations along this former D&RGW branch in Utah.


Opening Shotby Steve Smedley

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