Volume 39, No. 1
Black Mesa Finale
by Adam Twombly — The low price of natural gas forced the closure of the coalfired Navajo Generating Station in the northern Arizona desert, spelling the end of the line for the isolated Black Mesa & Lake Powell Railroad.
by Ron Flanary and Samuel Phillips — Built by Louisville & Nashville, this unusual mountain switchback continues to move coal for CSX.
Michigan Central Station: Part 2
by Emily Moser — Following a long postwar decline, Detroit’s grand gateway was left for ruin, until an unlikely savior came along.
Needle in a Haystack
by Frank Keller — Chasing a rare snowplow run on the Alaska Railroad is a grand adventure across America’s final frontier.
Portraits of Railroading
by James D. Porterfield — A dozen fresh faces answered this year’s call for entries, each presenting an artistic look at the world of railroading.
Departures/commentary: Alexander Benjamin Craghead
Railnews/top news stories and photos from our readers: Eric Berger
Transit Currents/transit news: Bob Gallegos
Capitol Lines/news from Washington: Don Phillips
Railroadiana/new product, book, and video reviews
Timetable/railroad event listings submitted by our readers
LocoNotes/diesel spotters: Kenneth M. Ardinger
Through My Lens/trackside adventures and memories: Kevin EuDaly
On The Menu/railroad dining, art, and culture: James D. Porterfield
ScanMan/the world of railroad radio: Vincent Reh
Markers/editorial commentary and musings