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!
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?