OCTOBER 2018: Our special All-Alco Issue kicks off with Jim Rowland’s look behind the scenes at General Electric’s brief venture into rebuilding Alcos at the old Erie Railroad shops in Hornell, N.Y. Just months after Conrail’s formation in 1976, Greg Dzomibia takes us on a tour of the Alcos of Conway Yard, while Craig Rutherford explains how many railroads extended the lives of their road switchers by swapping Alco prime movers for EMD. We recognize a Rutland survivor and pay tribute to photographer Jim Shaughnessy. All this and more in the Octobert issue of Railfan & Railroad!

Conrail Alcos of Conway

Conrail Alcos of Conway

The year 1976 was a pivotal point for Northeast railroading, with the formation of Conrail. The new railroad would assign most of its inherited Alco Century power to Conway Yard, which becme the units’ home base for maintenance.


405: A Rutland Survivor

405: A Rutland Survivor

Since purchased by the Rutland Railroad nearly 70 years ago, Green Mountain 405 has polished home rails ever since, thanks to the efforts of Scott Whitney.


The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum prepares for Expansion

The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum prepares for Expansion

The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum recently unveiled its “On the Track for the Future” capital campaign which will result in a significant expansion of the museum grounds and exhibit space.


Rails Along Puget Sound

Rails Along Puget Sound

Steilacoom is a wonderful town for photography. Bridge 14 just north of town is a bizarre lift bridge, and just north of there is the Chambers Bay golf course and park that has numerous photo angles.


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