MARCH 2019: A set of former Southern Pacific SD40T-2s hauls a train of loaded hoppers along the Trona Railway. Zachary Larsen takes us trackside to this unusual California short line, while Gordon Lloyd, Jr., examines Burlington Northern’s Alco fleet of the 1970s. We look back at Huron & Eastern’s short-lived sugar beet operation in Michigan’s Thumb. All this and our special “Along the Line” 2018 photo gallery in the March issue of Railfan & Railroad!
Railways often seem to be an anachronism, an industry defined by its resistance to innovation. Especially to outsiders, it feels like a thing of the past, defined by bulky equipment, rusty metal, and slow speeds.