Trains & Railroads of the Past Fourth Quarter 2016

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1960 — And Steam Still Ruled • by Bill Robie — My visit to the Sydney & Louisburg Railway.

Chicago Railroading in 1974 • by Carl Graves — A history student’s summer adventure in the Windy City, plus a look back to 1964.

High and Wide — The most interesting loads on the world’s most boring freight car.

The Mountain Cut Off • by Mike Bednar — LVRR Solomon’s Gap to Coxton main line.


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.

Great Destinations — Enjoy these great railroad attractions and accommodations from coast to coast.

Quiz — Chicago-area yards.

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.