Railroads Illustrated May 2012
From the Foothills to No Man's Land • by Bob Plough — Through the rugged and lonely country of southeast Colorado, southwest Kansas, northeast New Mexico and the western-most reaches of the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles run BNSF coal trains.
Norfolk Southern Serves The Appalachians • by Eric Miller — While not considered among the famed Appalachian coal-hauling railroads, NS' former-Southern Appalachia District of far southwestern Virginia nevertheless offers heavy coal traffic operating through some exceptional mountain and pastoral scenery.
Rail Grinding in the 21st Century • by Jerry Hatfield — Maintenance of Way activities may not be the sexiest of subject matters but rail grinding is one such event that can give almost anyone at least a little thrill to experience.
Portfolio—The photography of Marcus W. Stevens.
Opening Shot • by Eric Miller
CTC Board—Current news items.