AUGUST 2022: The fires have been dropped for the last time in China, as the last of the big main line steam service comes to an end in the mining districts around Sandaoling. Meanwhile, one of the Chinese QJ 2-10-2s owned by Iowa Interstate moves to Heritage of Midwest America’s backshops in Silvis, Ill., for planned inspection and service. Dan Kwarciany takes us to northern Wisconsin to explore decades of change on the network of Canadian National branch lines, while Steve Carter takes us on a tour of the rebuilt Lakewood Sub moving freight and passengers around Tacoma. All this and more in the August issue of Railfan & Railroad!

Canadian Pacific, Operations Union Ink 2-Year Contract

Canadian Pacific, Operations Union Ink 2-Year Contract

The contract between CP and Teamsters Canada includes a 3.5 percent wage increase in 2022 and 2023


West Chester Celebrates 25 Years in September

West Chester Celebrates 25 Years in September

Pennsylvania tourist railroad operates on about 8 miles of former PRR track.


Last Gasp for Chinese Steam

Last Gasp for Chinese Steam

The coal mines of Sandaoling were home to the last holdouts for regular service steam locomotives in China, and around the world.


Tacoma’s Lakewood Sub

Tacoma’s Lakewood Sub

This BNSF secondary route was transformed into a robust main line to accommodate additional passenger trains in and around Tacoma.


2022 Railfan & Railroad Center Spread Contest Winners

2022 Railfan & Railroad Center Spread Contest Winners

After sifting through hundreds of potential candidates, we narrowed down the 2022 center spread submission candidates to the few selections seen here.


Camera Bag: Film Isn’t Dead

Camera Bag: Film Isn’t Dead

While digital cameras may dominate the hobby, photographer David Witty writes that there’s still room for good old-fashioned film.


Time Marches on for Towers

Time Marches on for Towers

The systematic elimination of railroad signal towers was so gradual, we almost didn’t notice until it was too late.


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