FEBRUARY 2021: We explore the railways of the True North, our neighboring nation of Canada. Ryan Gaynor heads into Northern Ontario where the railways are often the only lifeline to remote communities. Experience winter in Canada through the engaging photography of Greg McDonnell, while George Pitarys looks back at the colorful passenger services once offered throughout the Canadian Maritimes. Matthew Robson takes us on a tour of the busy Southern Railway of British Columbia, while A.J. Shewan takes us to the heartland of Alberta and the Canadian National locals that serve the industrial complex around Fort Saskatchewan. Learn how model manufacturer Rapido Trains is working to preserve the history of VIA’s passenger trains. All this and more in the February issue of Railfan & Railroad!
The town of Avon has decided to pay some of the legal fees for a review of Union Pacific’s plan to lease the Tennessee Pass line.
In fall 2020, I embarked on a road trip across northern Ontario in an effort to capture photographs and discover how that storied railroading heritage has endured in some of the most rugged and challenging landscapes in the country. This is a portrait of the North, as seen through the railways that built a nation.
Lehigh Railway, Owego & Harford Railway, and Luzerne & Susquehanna Railway were taken over by RJ Corman last year.
Built by visionaries, railways once revolutionized ground transportation. Stripped of the cash-cow of coal, they are now forced to choose between two futures. One is to continue on the path of contraction, constantly fighting to maintain profits by miserly attention to reducing expenses. The alternative? To return to their roots, and re-embrace innovation.