Volume 37, No. 7
Rails Around Richmond
by Justin Ross — Virginia’s state capital is home to busy CSX and Norfolk Southern lines, with a splash of Amtrak service thrown in for good measure. The city and its railroads are defined by the James River, resulting in soaring concrete arch bridges and rugged steel viaducts. From skylines to shorelines, from the air or on the ground, there’s no shortage of great locations.
Twilight for Toasters
by Michael T. Burkhart — America’s last active fleet of of AEM-7 electric locomotives winds down their final miles in Philadelphia suburban service.
by Garland McKee — Tall bridges and a fleet of attractive General Electric B-boats are the attraction on this scenic former Tennessee Central route.
Duluth Steam Revival
by Jeff Terry — Four generations of railroaders unknowingly ensured the survival and eventual restoration of Duluth & Northeastern No. 28.
Winds of Change on the Union Railroad
by David Baer — The history of the Union Railroad has been tied to Pittsburgh’s steel industry for generations. What changes lie ahead?
Departures/commentary: Steve Barry
Railnews/top news stories and photos from our readers
Transit Currents/transit news: Bob Gallegos
Capitol Lines/news from Washington: George Hamlin
Railroadiana/new product, book, and video reviews
Timetable/railroad event listings submitted by our readers
LocoNotes/diesel spotters: Kenneth M. Ardinger
Preservation Topics/this stuff is old, man: Orion Newall-Vuillemot
Markers/editorial commentary and musings
Classifieds/the railfan marketplace