The Railroad Press July/Aug/Sept 2014


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Rock Island in Kansas & Oklahoma • by Carl Graves — Rekindle many great memories of the Rock Island in the Heartland, one of America's favorite railroads, featuring trains in Kansas and Oklahoma.

Babyface Baldwins of the Central Railroad of New Jersey • by Mike Bednar — Don't let their cute little nickname fool you, CNJ's Baldwins were big brutish locomotives.

Alcos on the Tennessee Central • by Dave Augsburger — The Tennessee Central was an Alco stronghold right up until 1968, and was also a fascinating railroad with lots of personality.

Multi-Train Action — Photographing a train is great, but getting two or more in one frame is awesome! Perfect timing and getting things just right has resulted in this nice collection of some really cool images.


Car Corner — Freight cars are now featured in every issue of The Railroad Press! Passenger cars will also make occasional appearances.

E.O.T. — Each issue features a humorous or unusual railroad photograph.

Locomotive Notes — Comprehensive locomotive news and roster information from all across the country as organized by Ken Ardinger.

The Railfan Photographer — This column is the continuation of the ideals of The Railfan Photographer magazine, from which our current TRP has grown. It offers tips, suggestions and advice on how to take better railroad photographs and is aimed at both the amateur and professional photographers, giving information on all aspects of the hobby. Featured in this issue of TRP is "Digital Plus and Minus."

The ScanMan — This column by Vince Reh, author of Railroad Radio: Hearing and Understanding Railroad Radio Communications & Systems, helps railfans to better utilize their scanners. This issue's topic is "Internet Scanning Update."

Trading Corner — Looking to trade slides with new people? Maybe you've got some old railroadiana laying around the house that you want to sell. Need a new flash unit for your camera but don't want to buy a new one? Visit our Trading Corner department for classified ads from TRP readers.

Write-of-Way — Our readers respond! Comments on articles, photos, and departments.

Photo Departments

Every issue we highlight great photography in several categories:

Close, But No Cigar! — This is what railfanning often turns out to be! This department will feature a photograph that is ALMOST perfect, except for….

Heritage Series — Timeless views of your favorite railroads from long ago or yesterday.

Odds & Endcabs... — These are not your typical cookie-cutter locomotives and rolling stock.

People — Lively additions to spice up rail photos.

Sign Language — Interesting signage found along the right of way.

The Scenic Route — Beautiful scenes from around the railroad world.

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