APRIL 2021: Steve Jessup takes us trackside to Southern Pacific’s Sunset Route in Arizona to witness the endless parade of merchandise freight hauled by high-horsepower diesels in the 1990s. Photographer Frank Keller’s Portfolio tracks his career from the mountains of Colorado to the stark landscapes of Alaska. Witness steam’s last stand at Sandaoling coal mine in China, and the waning operation of a scenic branch line in Ontario. All this and more in the April issue of Railfan & Railroad!

NS, CSX Asks STB to Dismiss Amtrak’s Effort to Force Deal on Gulf Coast

NS, CSX Asks STB to Dismiss Amtrak’s Effort to Force Deal on Gulf Coast

In March, Amtrak asked the STB to force CSX and Norfolk Southern to permit the operation of two daily passenger trains east of New Orleans.


Southern Pacific’s Sprint to the Finish

Southern Pacific’s Sprint to the Finish

With the Southern Pacific era coming to a close as the Union Pacific merger loomed on the horizon in the mid-1990s, real main line action could be found on the Sunset Route in Arizona.


Sandaoling Steam Finale

Sandaoling Steam Finale

Chinese steam makes its last stand at the Sandaoling coal mine where beefy 2-8-2s with familiar American lines serve out their days.


Along the Line 2020

Along the Line 2020

Every year, Railfan & Railroad asks its readers and contributors to share a few of their favorite images from the last 12 months.


A Preview of CRPA’s 2021 Virtual Conversations

A Preview of CRPA’s 2021 Virtual Conversations

For the second year in a row, the Center for Railroad Photography & Art is putting its annual Conversations conference online.


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?


It Could Have Been Different

It Could Have Been Different

Looking at the the Pilbara in Australia, we step through a looking glass and see an alternate reality, almost as if Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range had been built Down Under.


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