FEBRUARY 2020: Bruce Kelly takes us trackside to the Pend Oreille Valley Railroad, Operating portions of the old Milwaukee Road and Great Northern in scenic eastern Washington and Idaho. John Leopard takes us to the dramatic Allegheny crossing operated by CSX, while Marcus Stevens recaps Canadian National’s return to the Fergus Spur in southern Ontario. All this and more in the February issue of Railfan & Railroad!

East Broad Top Railroad to reopen this fall under new ownership

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East Broad Top Railroad to reopen this fall under new ownership

Pennsylvania’s three-foot gauge East Broad Top Railroad will reopen this fall under the management of a new non-profit foundation including Wick Moorman, Bennett Levin, and Henry Posner III.


Pend Oreille Valley Railroad

Pend Oreille Valley Railroad

Part Great Northern, part Milwaukee Road, the Pend Oreille Valley Railroad celebrates forty years of serving industry in eastern Washington State.


Classic Cab Units Down Under

Classic Cab Units Down Under

While all but vanished from American main lines, streamlined EMD diesels remain in daily use across portions of Genesee & Wyoming’s Australian operations.


Tribute to Siskiyou Semaphores

Tribute to Siskiyou Semaphores

Southern Pacific installed Union Switch & Signal semaphores on the Siskiyou Line in Oregon around 1912, and the last working set was removed in 2007.


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?


United States Railroad Administration: The Forgotten National Railroad

United States Railroad Administration: The Forgotten National Railroad

American railways were briefly united under a single national company as the United States Railroad Administration from December 1917 through March 1920.


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