NOVEMBER 2020: Photographer C.N. Southwell spent six weeks trackside along the Reading & Northern in the heart of Pennsylvania anthracite country during the spring of 2020. While so much of the world has changed, Reading & Northern remains a bastion of traditional railroading as it serves small towns built on the mining industry a century ago. Barton Jennings takes us on a tour of U.S. Sugar’s sugar cane lines in south Florida, while Jeff Simley recounts 24 hours on Rio Grande’s busy Tennessee Pass line in 1996. All this and more in the November issue of Railfan & Railroad!

Nevada Southern to Offer Excursion Service This Weekend

Nevada Southern to Offer Excursion Service This Weekend

The railroad near Las Vegas has not offered full excursions since the beginning of the pandemic.


Reading & Northern Coal Country

Reading & Northern Coal Country

Andy Muller founded Blue Mountain, Reading & Northern in 1983 with a single branch line that has since grown into a busy freight rail network in eastern Pennsylvania.


Sugar Rush in South Florida

Sugar Rush in South Florida

U.S. Sugar hauls sugar cane on a network of nearly 300 miles of track south of Lake Okeechobee and between Palm Beach and Fort Myers, Florida.


An Autumn Steam Spectacular!

An Autumn Steam Spectacular!

In October 2003, Steve Barry went on a coast-to-coast steam safari to shoot eight railroads in 11 days in six states.


Canadian National 6060

Canadian National 6060

Being a relatively modern oil-burner, CN 6060 was a logical choice for reactivation to excursion service, and made its debut in October 1973.


How Bad Are Things in Railroading Right Now?

How Bad Are Things in Railroading Right Now?

In the freight railroad business it’s often difficult to determine what’s really going on. For instance, freight business is down all over the country in the last year. But is this something serious or just a temporary blip?


The Evolving Language of Railroading

The Evolving Language of Railroading

Railroads have been shaping the landscape for nearly 200 years. In that time, they have also shaped our American language with slang.


Explore the world of White River Productions

  • Model Railroad News
  • Railroad Model Craftsman
  • Railfan & Railroad
  • Passenger Train Journal
  • Trains and Railroads of the Past
  • Railroads Illustrated
  • On30 Annual
  • HOn30 Annual
  • HO Collector