JUNE 2020: Stephen Host explores Canadian National yards and terminals across Ontario seeking the last active GMD-1 switchers. These uniquely Canadian locomotives have been briefly revived to perform the work they do best switching out yards and working local trains. We take a swing down to Cape Cod where vintage New Haven FL9s once again run on home rails pulling seasonal excursion trains. Mike Sadovnick takes us on a tour of Hollywood’s movie railroad the Fillmore & Western, while photographer Elrond Lawrence shares the excitement of railroading in and around Los Angeles. All this and more in the June issue of Railfan & Railroad!
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?