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MAY 2016: Michael Berry takes us on a tour of Montreal railroading, including freight, passenger, and portside switching. Robert Scott and Martin Burwash illustrate generations of railroading on Stevens Pass, while Marc Glucksman rides along an Amtrak inspection trip along the Gulf Coast. All this and more in the May issue of Railfan & Railroad!

Railfan & Railroad - May 2016

VOLUME 35, No. 5

This Month's Features

28 Y’All Aboard!/Marc Glucksman
A two-day inspection trip drew thousands of supporters trackside for reinstated Amtrak service between New Orleans and Jacksonville

32 Bienvenue à Montréal/Michael Berry
Quebec’s largest city is host to mainline freight and passenger action, a world-class railway museum, and local switching operations

38 Of Mountains and Men/Robert W. Scott
Great Northern first conquered Stevens Pass in the 1890s, and the crossing has continued to challenge generations of railroaders

48 Bethlehem’s Ore Trolley/Olev Taremae
A unique dual-gauge electric industrial trolley that once served the blast furnaces at Bethlehem Steel has been reborn as a public walkway

DIGITAL EXTRA: Rush Hour/Steve Barry
Portland TriMet’s unusual suburb-to-suburb commuter rail line makes up a unique portion of the city’s transit and railroading landscape


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: Steve Barry

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

Scan Man/railroad radio: Vincent Reh

Markers/editorial commentary

Parting Shot/Tristan Miller

On The Cover

Railfan & RailroadOn October 20, 2015, Canadian National GP9 7031 and GP38-2(W) 4808 shove two cars towards the Port of Montreal as a trio of cyclists wait for the train to pass in this popular tourist area. With both CN and Canadian Pacific in town, as well as VIA Rail and Amtrak, Montreal is full of interesting places for the visiting railfan. Michael Berry serves as out tourguide of this eclectic city beginning on page 32. PHOTO BY MICHAEL BERRY

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