AUGUST 2020: As Canadian Pacific returns to the Pine Tree State, a father and son reflect on 25 years of changing operators on the old CP main line across the state of Maine. Adam Pizante takes us trackside to the famed Feather River Canyon in California, while Michael Burkhart takes us to the other side of the world to explore Panama’s modern railways. All this and more in the August issue of Railfan & Railroad!
The Feather River Canyon first saw rails when Western Pacific was completed in 1909. Great Northern was seeking to access the California Bay Area market from Klamath Falls, Ore., and joined with Western Pacific to form the Inside Gateway, opening in 1931.
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?