Trains & Railroads of the Past Second Quarter 2022


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Indiana Hi-Rail ALCO’s and More • by Scott Muskopf — Alligators in Illinois and other Vintage Power.

Maitland Tower • by Steve Salamon and Bill Haines — Diamond Crossing of EL and DT&I in Springfield, Ohio.

Memories of Maitland Tower • by Bill Haines — Tower Stories from an Operator.

Manual Block Operation on the Erie Lackawanna Dayton Branch • by Keith Robbins — A Dispatcher Explains Train Movements on the EL.

50 Years Ago in Anthracite Country • by Mike Bednar — Lehigh Valley’s Hazleton Branch.


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.

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

Quiz — Diesel Horsepower

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….

Electric Company — Photos of electric-powered trains; including streetcars, trolleys, passenger trains, and freight trains.

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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