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OCTOBER 2016: We focus on northeastern Alcos in this special issue with a detailed look at the international career of eight M636s while Garland McKee visits the fifteen operators of Alcos across New York State. Steve Jessup takes a look south of the border and the Mexican connections built-up by American railroads. All this and more in the October issue of Railfan & Railroad!
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Railfan & Railroad - October 2016

´╗┐VOLUME 35, No. 10

This Month's Features

The Gang of Eight /by Jim Rowland
Imported from the Cartier Railway, this unique fleet of M636s is now thriving on the Western New York & Pennsylvania.

Alco Empire Revisited /by Garland McKee
Fifteen shortlines and a handful of private operators across New York state continue to put classic Alcos to work.

What About Mexico?/by Steve Jessup
Both Kansas City Southern and Union Pacific have invested heavily in their Mexican connections over the last 20 years.

Departments

Departures/commentary: Alexander Craghead

Railnews/top news stories and photos

LocoNotes/diesel location and disposition data: Ken Ardinger

Transit Currents/transit news: Bob Gallegos

Capitol Lines/news from Washington: Wes Vernon

Railroadiana/new products, books and videos

Timetable/railroad events submitted by our readers

Camera Bag/photography tips and technique

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

Preservation/old stuff: Otto Vondrak

Markers/editorial commentary

Parting Shot/David J. Scheiderich

On The Cover

Railfan & RailroadNew York, Susquehanna & Western train SU-99 roars through Hankins, N.Y., on April 2, 2006, with three M636s and an EMD SD40-2T "tunnel motor." Normally nocturnal, the SU-99 made a rare daylight appearance on its Little Ferry, N.J., to Binghamton, N.Y., run. Jim Rowland details the career of this unique "gang of eight" across three railroads and two countries beginning on page 28. PHOTO BY JIM ROWLAND

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