Trains & Railroads of the Past Second Quarter 2021


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The Garys Black & White Photo Service • by Gordon E. Lloyd, Jr. — The story behind “The Garys” rail negatives and photos.

Sand Patch Reflections • by Dave Ori — Mountain railroading in the Chessie Era.

Amtrak Absentees • by George Hamlin — Passenger trains that remained independent in 1971.

When an Amtrak Train didn’t Look Like Amtrak • by George Hamlin — Delaware & Hudson’s Adirondack operation.

50 Years Ago • by Mike Bednar — Looking at the year 1971 in the Lehigh River Valley.


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.

Historical Societies — Keeping memories alive and passing on the passion to the next generation.

Quiz — Amtrak Diesel Quiz.

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….

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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