MARCH 2021: Publisher Kevin EuDaly recalls an epic adventure to Western Australia to chase busy iron ore railroads using a predominance of American-built power. Bruce Kelly takes us to the backwoods of northeastern Washington to chase a scenic former Great Northern line home to unusual BNSF power, while Gordon Lloyd recounts the saga of General Electric’s “Super 7” rebuild program. We also feature our annual Along the Line photo gallery submitted by our readers. All this and more in the March issue of Railfan & Railroad!

UPDATE: CSX Files to Acquire Pan Am, G&W to Run Pan Am Southern

UPDATE: CSX Files to Acquire Pan Am, G&W to Run Pan Am Southern

According to STB filings, Genesee & Wyoming will operate Pan Am Southern and Norfolk Southern will get trackage rights over CSX’s Boston Line


The Pilbara: Magic in 2011

The Pilbara: Magic in 2011

An adventure to Australia to photograph busy iron ore railroads was a magical experience filled with friends, fun, and runaway ‘roos.


Chase the Chewelah: BNSF in the Northeast Washington Backwoods

Chase the Chewelah: BNSF in the Northeast Washington Backwoods

This scenic former Great Northern branch in the northeastern Washington backwoods is home to BNSF Railway A-B-B-B-A GP60s and more.


A Preview of CRPA’s 2021 Virtual Conversations

A Preview of CRPA’s 2021 Virtual Conversations

For the second year in a row, the Center for Railroad Photography & Art is putting its annual Conversations conference online.


Photo Line: R.J. Corman Takes Over Pennsylvania Short Lines

Photo Line: R.J. Corman Takes Over Pennsylvania Short Lines

Lehigh Railway, Owego & Harford Railway, and Luzerne & Susquehanna Railway were taken over by RJ Corman last year.


How Bad Are Things in Railroading Right Now?

How Bad Are Things in Railroading Right Now?

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?


Remembering Innovation

Remembering Innovation

Built by visionaries, railways once revolutionized ground transportation. Stripped of the cash-cow of coal, they are now forced to choose between two futures. One is to continue on the path of contraction, constantly fighting to maintain profits by miserly attention to reducing expenses. The alternative? To return to their roots, and re-embrace innovation.


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