Railroads Illustrated May 2012

$ 7.95

Features:

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.

Departments:

Opening Shot • by Eric Miller

CTC Board — Current news items.