Trains & Railroads of the Past Third Quarter 2016


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Bicentennials — Railroads celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of our nation.

American Freedom Train — Historic steam-powered tour of the United States in 1975-1976.

Special Paint Schemes — Special events and one-of-a-kinds.

The Original Genesee & Wyoming • by Olev Taremae — Railfan trip to Retsof, New York.

Slatington Train Wreck • by Mike Bednar — Main line disaster on the LVRR.


Antiques RailRoadshow — Old paint scheme sightings.

Car Corner — Freight cars are now featured in every issue of Trains & Railroads of the Past! Passenger cars will also make occasional appearances.

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

Quiz — American Freedom Train.

Great Destinations — Great railroad attractions and accommodations from coast to coast.

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….

Links to the Past — Moments long gone, live on through the lens of a camera.

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.

Time Machine — Timeless views of your favorite railroads from long ago or yesterday.

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