Volume 38, No. 2
BNSF Phoenix Sub
by Alexander D. Mitchell IV — A Chicago–Phoenix intermodal train soars over the Hell Canyon Viaduct on the former Santa Fe line to Phoenix on November 27, 2018. This viaduct is one of two major bridges on the route and the scenic highlight of the 200-mile Phoenix Branch.
The Final Mission: Bush 41 Funeral Train
Union Pacific Railroad played a special part in the funeral procession for President George H.W. Bush this past December.
The Gas Local
by Justin Franz — More than 20 years strong, Montana Rail Link’s “Gas Local” plays a prominent role in ConocoPhillips’ energy chain.
Portfolio: Classic Chicago
by Lou Gerard — Growing up in a railroader’s family on Chicago’s north side planted the seed for Lou Gerard’s obsession with trains at an early age.
Allentown & Auburn
by Otto M. Vondrak — This four-mile former Reading branch was once part of a proposed link to the Alleghenies, and now it’s a popular heritage line.
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: David C. Lester
Markers/editorial commentary and musings
Parting Shot/Eric Williams