NOVEMBER 2020: Photographer C.N. Southwell spent six weeks trackside along the Reading & Northern in the heart of Pennsylvania anthracite country during the spring of 2020. While so much of the world has changed, Reading & Northern remains a bastion of traditional railroading as it serves small towns built on the mining industry a century ago. Barton Jennings takes us on a tour of U.S. Sugar’s sugar cane lines in south Florida, while Jeff Simley recounts 24 hours on Rio Grande’s busy Tennessee Pass line in 1996. All this and more in the November 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?