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Railroads Illustrated November 2012

$ 7.95


I Feel Like the Rock Islandby Paul Walters — Memories of a stricken railroad in Oklahoma.

The Ever-Changing Florida Panhandle Lineby Jeffrey Harwell — Downgrading mainline trackage for budgetary reasons is nothing new; but the looming deadline for Class 1 PTC installation is a new flavor in the old saga.

The Colorful and Evolving Goderich-Exeter Railwayby Marcus W. Stevens — Name your reason for liking a particular railroad: the motive power, paint schemes, scenic beauty of the line itself; the Goderich-Exeter Railway has these and more.

Autumn Steamby Robert Walz — Autumn and photographing steam locomotives in the American West go together like ham and eggs.


Opening Shotsby Mark Llanuza and Alex Mayes

CTC Board—Current news items.