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!