SEPTEMBER 2019: Associate editor Otto Vondrak remembers the final years of former New Haven FL9s running on home rails in Connecticut, while Alexander Mitchell takes us on a tour of the modern Grand Canyon Railway. Elrond Lawrence takes us to the debut of the restored Southern Pacific Krauss-Maffei diesel-hyrdraulic locomotive at Niles Canyon Railway, and we share the results of the Center for Railroad Photography & Art’s annual creative photo contest. All this and more in the September issue of Railfan & Railroad!
We knew it was coming to an end; we just didn’t know how quickly. A sense of urgency accompanied each trip to New Haven territory. Every frame fired off felt like a small victory. The anachronism was surreal, these ancient covered wagons following a path to the future.