DECEMBER 2020: Stretching across desert floors, negotiating through rugged canyons, and navigating dense forests, the nearly 283-mile BNSF Seligman Sub continues to offer exceptional vantage points of contemporary railroad operations. Ray Lewis explores this scenic line across northern Arizona. We explore Seattle’s dense railroad and transit scene with Robert Scott and Dave Honan, while Carl Graves takes us back a period of transition on Kansas City Southern in the late 1980s.  All this and more in the December issue of Railfan & Railroad!

Nevada Northern Offering Photo Shoot Scholarship

Nevada Northern Offering Photo Shoot Scholarship

For 10 years, the Nevada Northern Railway has offered two young photographers the chance to go to their annual winter photo charter for free.


BNSF Railway Seligman Subdivision

BNSF Railway Seligman Subdivision

Stretching across desert floors, negotiating through rugged canyons, and navigating dense forests, the nearly 283-mile BNSF Seligman Sub continues to offer exceptional vantage points of contemporary railroad operations.


Seattle Railfan Guide

Seattle Railfan Guide

Anchoring the great Pacific Northwest alongside the deep and frigid waters of Puget Sound, the city of Seattle has a lot to offer for local and visiting rail photographers alike.


An Autumn Steam Spectacular!

An Autumn Steam Spectacular!

In October 2003, Steve Barry went on a coast-to-coast steam safari to shoot eight railroads in 11 days in six states.


Canadian National 6060

Canadian National 6060

Being a relatively modern oil-burner, CN 6060 was a logical choice for reactivation to excursion service, and made its debut in October 1973.


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?


Ambitions of Seattle

Ambitions of Seattle

Though rooted in the past, Seattle’s indelible attitude of innovation keeps it at the forefront of the economy and, in turn, the future of railway development.


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