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Railroads Illustrated December 2012

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Union Pacific in Northeast Kansas Wintersby Carl Graves — Northern Kansas is not rotary snowplow country, but winter occasionally provides an idea setting: bright sun, white ground and yellow engines.

McCloud Excursionby Gordon Glattenberg — The snows in Northern California can wreak havoc with a freight schedule but McCloud Railroad uses the winter buildup as a backdrop for some spectacular winter excursions.

Celestial Dandruffby Ron Flanary — Fifty years of central Appalachian winter railroading.

Pocatello Driftsby Bob Davis — The high country around Kemmerer, Wyoming and between Cokeville, Wyoming and Lava Hot Springs, Idaho usually has plenty of snow to provide some good winter railfanning.

Consolation Prize at Fosterby George Pitarys — A seemingly unfortunate turn of events led to a backup plan that culminated in a classic scene of 1970s Canadian winter railroading.


Opening Shotsby Ron Flanary

CTC Board—Current news items.

Parting Shotby Mike Danneman