APRIL 2020: Ben Kletzer takes us to Clifton, Arizona, a small desert town home to heavy railroading action supporting the local copper industry thanks to Arizona Eastern and the Morenci Industrial Railroad. Robert Scott takes us to the other side of the world to visit Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia traverses in Chile, while Michael Berry and Gregory Grice tour Montreal’s busy Deux Montagnes commuter rail line before it is converted to light rail. All this and more in the April issue of Railfan & Railroad!

This Month

April 2020

Volume 39, No. 4


Features

Arizona Eastern

by Ben Kletzer — While few have heard of Clifton, Ariz., this small desert town is home to heavy railroading action supporting the local copper industry thanks to Arizona Eastern and the connecting Morenci Industrial Railroad.

East Broad Top Revival

Michael T. Burkhart — Following a nine-year slumber, Pennsylvania’s famed East Broad Top Railroad will be fully restored to operation.

Lumbering On

Gordon Lloyd Jr. — Thanks to an aggressive sales manager, a fleet of Baldwin diesels found new homes on Pacific Northwest lumber lines.

Deux-Montagnes Au Revoir?

Michael Berry and Gregory Grice — Looking back at the last days of Montreal’s busiest commuter rail line before it is shut down and converted to light rail.

Chilean Adventure

Robert W. Scott — Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia traverses ruggedly 62 beautiful desert with a variety of EMD and GE export diesels.

 


Departments

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

Preservation Topics/this stuff is old, man: Otto M. Vondrak

Markers/editorial commentary and musings

Parting Shot/Henry Bambowski


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