MAY 2021: We celebrate 50 years of Amtrak in a special issue dedicated to our national passenger carrier! Gary Pancavage takes us behind the scenes to explain the gargantuan effort to keep the Acela high-speed trains running smoothly, while Justin Franz brings us details on the deployment of Siemens SC-44 Charger diesels across the country. We take a fond look back at Amtrak’s Pioneer with Ryan Reed, and enjoy an exclusive in-depth interview with Amtrak President Stephen Gardner. All this and more in the May 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?