JULY 2018: Outbound limestone loads roll to a stop at the Norfolk Southern interchange at Furnace Avenue in Rockwood, Tenn., on September 25, 2017. Tall trestles and a fleet of unique high-hood General Electric B23-7s are the attraction on this former Tennessee Central route, now operated by Lhoist Minerals. Justin Ross takes us on a tour of CSX and Norfolk Southern railroading around Richmond, Virginia, while Jeff Terry explains how four generations of railroaders unknowingly ensured the survival and restoration of Duluth & Northeastern No. 28. While the steel industry has retreated, Pittsburgh’s Union Railroad remains a vital connection for U.S. Steel. All this and more in the July issue of Railfan & Railroad!
Lhoist North America’s former Franklin Minerals line between Crab Orchard and Rockwood, Tennessee, is sixteen miles of pure scenery, inhabited by a fleet of unique high-hood General Electric B23-7 diesels.
Is the lowly EMD GP9 worthy of praise? With all the charm of a battleship and the aesthetics to match, these unsung warhorses have all but disappeared from the American railroad landscape over the last 20 years.
The Railfan & Railroad Centerspread Contest will provide one skilled photographer the opportunity for their photo grace the center spread of the August 2018 issue. The contest deadline is June 8, 2018.