MARCH 2021: Publisher Kevin EuDaly recalls an epic adventure to Western Australia to chase busy iron ore railroads using a predominance of American-built power. Bruce Kelly takes us to the backwoods of northeastern Washington to chase a scenic former Great Northern line home to unusual BNSF power, while Gordon Lloyd recounts the saga of General Electric’s “Super 7” rebuild program. We also feature our annual Along the Line photo gallery submitted by our readers. All this and more in the March issue of Railfan & Railroad!
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?
Built by visionaries, railways once revolutionized ground transportation. Stripped of the cash-cow of coal, they are now forced to choose between two futures. One is to continue on the path of contraction, constantly fighting to maintain profits by miserly attention to reducing expenses. The alternative? To return to their roots, and re-embrace innovation.