Capitol Lines

Don Phillips is a veteran newspaper reporter and a magazine columnist writing about railroads and transportation policy for more than 40 years. He shares his insight with our readers each month in the pages of Railfan & Railroad.

Washington a Half-Century Ago

August 22, 2018

Washington a Half-Century Ago

While we await the return of Don Phillips, it occurred to me that it might be useful to take a look back at Washington, D.C., from a railroad (and railfan) perspective, just before the era of Penn Central…

Today’s Railroading: Where to Begin?

July 15, 2018

Today’s Railroading: Where to Begin?

This month we welcome veteran transportation policy columnist Don Phillips to the pages of Railfan & Railroad, continuing the Capitol Lines column crafted for more than 14 years by Wes Vernon.