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APRIL 2014: The Maryland Midland had long been a fan favorite due to its attractive paint scheme and matched locomotive fleet. Editor Steve Barry witnesses the transition from MMID blue to G&W orange. Also, David Baer takes us back to 1993 for a visit to the busy KCS main linein Arkansas and Missouri. Christian Goepel explores the many sides of San Francisco's MUNI system in the first of our Great Railroad Photography series. All this and more in the April issue of Railfan & Railroad!


Railfan & Railroad - April 2014

RAILFAN vol. 33 No. 4/RAILROAD vol. 136 no. 1

This Month's Features

6 In Focus: Red Arrow Night/Steve Barry
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of SEPTA operations with a special night photography charter on the former Red Arrow Lines.

28 Changing of the Midland Guard/Steve Barry
As Genesee & Wyoming’s “Orange Empire” expands, the Maryland Midland’s fleet of blue-and-orange EMD’s is under seige.

32 Great Railroad Photography: Many sides of MUNI/Christian Goepel
The MUNI transit system weaves together San Francisco’s diverse tapestry of cultures, bridging the gap between traditional and modern.

40 KCS Before the Belles/David Baer
A fond look back and tour of the busy Kansas City Southern main line as it follows Highway 59 through Arkansas and Missouri.

58 DIGITAL EXTRA: The Big Move/Steve Barry
What do you do when you have restored relics from the Pennsylvania Railroad standing in the way of station renovations? 

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Departures/commentary: Alexander Craghead

On the Menu/dining by rail: James D. Porterfield

Railroadiana/new products, books and videos

Capitol Lines/news from Washington: Wes Vernon

Railnews/top news stories and photos

Transit Currents/transit news: George M. Smerk

Markers/editorial commentary

Advertising Index/the railfan marketplace

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On The Cover

Railfan & RailroadMaryland Midland GP38-3 No. 304 passes by the former Western Maryland station in Union Bridge after bring train UBEG from Emory Grove on February 11, 2014. No. 304 would soon enter the paint shop to become Genesee & Wyoming/ Central Oregon & Pacific No. 2064, leaving only one locomotive of the MMID roster in the line’s traditional blue and orange scheme. STEVE BARRY PHOTO

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