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NOVEMBER 2016: Stephen Host explores the intense industrial operations around Hamilton, Ontario, served by short lines, main lines, and private operators. Tour the scenic Shasta Cascade route with Robert Scott, and spend a few hours at Kansas City's busy 27th Street junction with Carl Graves. All this and more in the November issue of Railfan & Railroad!

Railfan & Railroad - November 2016

VOLUME 35, No. 11

This Month's Features

Reprieve for The Chief /by Marc Glucksman
Thanks to cooperation from state and local governments, the route of Amtrak’s Southwest Chief over Raton Pass is secure.

Hamilton Industrial District/by Stephen C. Host
This Canadian city on the shores of Lake Ontario offers many colorful railroad operations for the visiting railfan to explore.

Shasta Cascade/by Robert W. Scott
This former Southern Pacific route in the shadow of Mount Shasta remains an important freight conduit for Union Pacific’s northwestern traffic.

27th Street, Kansas City/by Carl Graves
This little-known modern-day triple crossing in Kansas City is a busy junction of Class Is, Amtrak, and terminal railroading.


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/Eric R. Grover

On The Cover

Railfan & RailroadA 45-tonner built by GE in 1957 works for Columbian Carbon in Strathearne Yard in Hamilton, Ont., on December 20, 2014. The yard is also used by Southern Ontario Railway and Canadian Pacific. Hamilton has an industrial base, including steel production, that keeps the railroads in the area busy. Stephen Host explores the gritty side of Hamilton starting on page 30. PHOTO BY STEPHEN HOST

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