NOVEMBER 2019: SHIP AHOY! Steve Arnold takes us aboard Santa Fe’s forgotten carfloat operation across San Francisco Bay, while Paul Strubeck recounts the consolidation of New York Harbor’s extensive carfloat operations after Conrail. Jeff Mast and Lou Gerard take us across Lake Michigan by car ferry, while publisher Kevin EuDaly recalls the isolated Seattle & North Coast operation on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. All this and more in the November issue of Railfan & Railroad!

Changing Seasons on the Halton Subdivision

Changing Seasons on the Halton Subdivision

It is not very often that old branch lines, especially lightly used ones like Canadian National’s Halton Subdivision, get a new lease on life and are upgraded with centralized traffic control.


Santa Fe on the Bay

Santa Fe on the Bay

As freight traffic moved away from the city in the 1970s and gentrification took over downtown in the 1980s, Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe’s base at China Basin remained the sole holdout of a once busy freight handling operation.


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.


There Are Limits to Police Powers

There Are Limits to Police Powers

An arrest of a photojournalist by a Dallas Area Rapid Transit police officer violated the agency’s own photography policy, and lacked probable cause.


Railroads and The Sea

Railroads and The Sea

For a brief moment in time, the Seattle & North Coast tried to keep the former Milwaukee Road Port Angeles Subdivision afloat… In more ways than one.


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