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Railfan & Railroad Classics - Updated Monthly

Railfan Classics

Fall 1975: Green Mountain Railroad

By Bruce P. Curry and Donald Valentine, Jr./photos by Jim Boyd

Welcome to the Railfan & Railroad Classics , where we present articles and columns that have appeared in our magazine since 1974 so they can be enjoyed all over again! Archived articles and columns are added monthly.

Railfan ClassicsTSBY

Tuscola & Saginaw Bay

By Bob Wise /photos by the author
Originally published March 1984


Railfan ClassicsNorth Shore

North Shore Line: Gone 25 Years

By Jim Boyd/photos by the author
Originally published January 1988


Railfan ClassicsMetro-North

Exploring Metro-North

By Richard M. Gladulich/photos by Otto M. Vondrak
Originally published June 1994


Railfan ClassicsBlack and White

When the World was Black & White

By Jim Boyd/Photo by Otto M. Vondrak
Originally published August 1997


Railfan ClassicsFrom Silvis to Bangor

From Silvis to Bangor

By Hal Reiser/Photos by the author
Originally published November 1981


Railfan ClassicsA Sense of Purpose

Camera Bag: A Sense of Purpose

By Jim Boyd/Photo by Otto M. Vondrak
Originally published February 1995


Railfan ClassicsThe Empress of Agincourt

The Empress of Agincourt

By Jim Boyd
Originally published Spring 1977


Railfan ClassicsPre-Envisioning

Camera Bag: Pre-Envisioning

By Jim Boyd
Originally published November 1997


Railfan ClassicsBaldwin's Baldwins

Baldwin's Baldwins

By Jim Boyd/Photos by the author
Originally published October 1977


Railfan ClassicsCamera Bag: Digital is Coming

Camera Bag: Digital is Coming

By Steve Barry/Photos by the author
Originally published July 1997


Railfan ClassicsMemories of Louisville

Memories of Louisville

By Ron Flanary/Photos by the author
Originally published February 1995


Railfan ClassicsCamera Bag: f8 and Be There

Camera Bag: f8 and Be There

By Jim Boyd /Photos as noted
Originally published November 1985


Railfan ClassicsThe East Broad Top: Orbisonia Obsession

The East Broad Top:
Orbisonia Obsession

By John Krause, as told to Jim Boyd
Originally published Winter 1975


Railfan ClassicsCamera Bag: Full Daylight Revisited

Camera Bag: Full Daylight Revisited

By Jim Boyd /Photos as noted
Originally published May 1996


Railfan ClassicsRutland Revival: The Vermont Railway

Rutland Revival: The Vermont Railway

By Bruce P. Curry /photos as noted
Originally published Summer 1975


Railfan ClassicsCamera Bag: Discovering the "Invisible Trains"

Camera Bag:
Discovering the "Invisible Trains"

By Jim Boyd /Photos as noted
Originally published May 1996


Railfan ClassicsToo Little, Too Late: Lima Locomotives

Too Little, Too Late

By Louis A. Marre /Photos as noted
Originally published Winter 1974


Railfan ClassicsCamera Bag: Influences

Camera Bag: Influences

By Steve Barry /Photos as noted
Originally published July 1996


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