Volume 37, No. 4
by Ron Flanary — Reflecting on a friendship spanning more than three decades, it’s the love of mainline steam that cemented the bond.
Center for Railroad Photography & Art 2017 Gruber Creative Photo Awards
This year’s contest yielded winners in two creative categories, including “By the Light of Night” and “Vision from the Past.”
Central Illinois Covered Wagons
by Steve Smedley — While streamlined F-units left the mainlines more than a generation ago, classic cabs earn their keep on the Keokuk Junction Railway.
Along the Line 2017
Our annual presentation of colorful coast-to-coast trackside railroad action from the past year, as shared by our readers.
Dutch Country Dinosaurs
by Dale W. Woodland — Bumped from the Class Is, unique General Electric C39-8s roam former Reading branchlines in Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
Departures/commentary: Alexander B. Craghead
Railnews/top news stories and photos from our readers
Transit Currents/transit news: Bob Gallegos
Capitol Lines/news from Washington: Wes Vernon
Railroadiana/new product, book, and video reviews
Timetable/railroad event listings submitted by our readers
LocoNotes/diesel spotters: Kenneth M. Ardinger
On the Menu/dining, travel, and art: James D. Porterfield
Preservation Topics/this stuff is old, man: Mitch Markovitz
Markers/editorial commentary and musings
Classifieds/the railfan marketplace