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Railfan & Railroad - June 2014

RAILFAN vol. 33 No. 6/RAILROAD vol. 136 no. 4

This Month's Features

28 SPECIAL: Streamliners at Spencer/Steve Barry
More than 26 historic locomotives converged on the North Carolina Transportation Museum for a special event enjoyed by thousands.

32 Uniquely Newfie/Joe McMillan
In a seemingly forgotten corner of the Canadian National empire, the old Newfoundland Railway was like taking a trip back in time.

42 The Last Call/David Silver
These rolling oases could once be found on commuter trains nationwide, now Metro-North closes out the era of the “bar car.”

DIGITAL EXTRA: A Rainy Day in Georgia/Steve Barry
Sometimes you don’t have a choice when you have driven hundreds of miles to capture a unique short line operation

 

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Departments

Departures/commentary: Alexander Craghead

Preservation Topics/museums and historic groups: Otto M. Vondrak

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 & RailroadThe locomotive that came the longest distance to attend Spencer was Doyle McCormack’s "Nickel Plate 190." The locomotive, one of just two Alco PA’s in the United States, takes a spin on the turntable on May 29, 2014, the first day of the “Streamliners at Spencer” event. See page 28 for a special report on this once in a lifetime experience. MICHAEL T. BURKHART PHOTO

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