Volume 38, No. 9
by Billy Hager — This overlooked Norfolk Southern branch line straddles the border of Virginia and Kentucky, serving coal loadouts in the heart of Appalachia.
Images of Railroaders
The results of this year’s Creative Photography Award contest sponsored by the Center for Railroad Photography & Art.
Grand Canyon Railway
by Alexander D. Mitchell IV — Over the last 30 years, Grand Canyon Railway has evolved from a tourist attraction to a bona fide all-weather transportation service.
Achtung! Southern Pacific 9010 Restored
by Elrond Lawrence — Niles Canyon Railway debuts the restored Southern Pacific 9010, the only surviving Kraus-Maffei ML4000 diesel-hydraulic locomotive.
Covered Wagons to the Future
by Otto M. Vondrak — Recording the final years of ex-New Haven FL9s in revenue service on home rails on Metro-North’s branch lines in Connecticut.
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
Parting Shot/John Kittredge