JANUARY 2019: The Dakota, Missouri Valley & Western has grown since it took over its first former Soo Line branch in 1990, now serving more than 500 miles of track in three states. Robert Scott takes us on a tour of this unique operation with its fleet of unusual wide-cab EMDs. Jeff Mast looks back to the rise and fall of Detroit’s SEMTA commuter rail service in the 1970s and 1980s, while Michael Sullivan shares his creative work documenting the modern railroads serving suburban New Jersey. Olev Taremae reviews the “baby-boat” General Electric U18B, which found few buyers in the railway market, but a huge following among fans. All this and more in the January issue of Railfan & Railroad!

SEMTA: Motor City Commuter

SEMTA: Motor City Commuter

Suburban politics and SEMTA funding conflicts spelled the end of Detroit’s 26-mile Grand Trunk Western commuter line to Pontiac in 1983.


Railfan & Railroad 2019 Heritage Rail Tour of Pennsylvania and Delaware

Railfan & Railroad 2019 Heritage Rail Tour of Pennsylvania and Delaware

Join editors Steve Barry and Otto Vondrak this September on a fantastic five-day tour of heritage railroads in Pennsylvania and Delaware!


BNSF in the Columbia River Gorge

BNSF in the Columbia River Gorge

With its variety of weather and home to heavy main line railroad action, the Columbia River Gorge is a railfan’s dream. It is, indeed, a special place.


Afternoon on the Finger Lakes Railway

Afternoon on the Finger Lakes Railway

With good scenery and a rich New York Central history, a chase of train GS-2 is a perfect way to spend a Sunday on the Finger Lakes Railway.


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