Trains & Railroads of the Past First Quarter 2017


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Chessie System M&K Memories • by Dave Ori — Have a look at Baltimore & Ohio operations in and around M&K Junction during the Chessie System years on the old Cumberland to St. Louis main line. Although the area is best known for coal drags, there were also trailer trains and standard freights using this important corridor at the time.

The Original “Ma & Pa” • by Olev Taremae — Pay a short visit to the original Maryland & Pennsylvania "Ma & Pa" Railroad, a classic short line based out of York, Pennsylvania.

Winter in the West — The wide open spaces of the western and midwestern United States makes for some very challenging, yet beautiful, winter operations. Get a good look at how the western half of the country deals with cold temperatures and heavy snowfalls. Great for railfan photographers, rough for railroaders.

The Railroad of My Youth • by Mike Bednar — The author tells tales and offers photos of the Lehigh Valley, the railroad that ran through his backyard as a youth, and follows up with its eventual removal by Conrail.


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 — Railroad Football.

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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