AUGUST 2021: Pick almost any decade in the 20th century, and some aspect of railroading along the Upper Mississippi River changed profoundly. Photographer Scott Lothes shares his experiences documenting a decade of change along this scenic line. Mathieu Tremblay takes us to the southernmost portion of Mexico to explore a unique short line operation on the Yucatán peninsula. Gordon Lloyd, Jr., rounds up the “smallest” PCC fleets, operations, and gauges, and we announce the winners of our Annual Centerspread Contest! All this and more in the August issue of Railfan & Railroad!

UP Releases Detailed Schedule as Big Boy Prepares for Tour

UP Releases Detailed Schedule as Big Boy Prepares for Tour

Union Pacific “Big Boy” 4014 will leave its home base in Cheyenne, Wyoming, at 8 a.m. Thursday.


Ten Years on the River

Ten Years on the River

Pick almost any decade in the 20th century, and some aspect of railroading along the Upper Mississippi River changed profoundly. Despite changes in schedules and operators, the scenic wonder of this ancient river valley never falters.


American Locos in the Tropics: Yucatán Short Line

American Locos in the Tropics: Yucatán Short Line

Located in the southernmost portion of Mexico, this short line across the Yucatán peninsula features hand-me-down American diesels clawing their way through dense cities and Mayan jungles.


2021 Railfan & Railroad Center Spread Contest Winners

2021 Railfan & Railroad Center Spread Contest Winners

After sifting through hundreds of potential candidates, we narrowed down the 2021 center spread submission candidates to the few selections seen here.


Photo Line: West Virginia’s Cass Scenic Railroad in 2021

Photo Line: West Virginia’s Cass Scenic Railroad in 2021

Take a trip on West Virginia’s Cass Scenic Railroad with Railfan & Railroad Magazine Editor Steve Barry.


Camera Bag: Pre-Envisioning

Camera Bag: Pre-Envisioning

While we seldom consciously think about it, one of the skills that we acquire as railfan photographers is the ability to “pre-envision” a picture.


Will Another Merger Fix the Map?

Will Another Merger Fix the Map?

For more than 20 years, no U.S. Class I has dared propose a merger with another, paralyzed out of fear of making the wrong choice, of picking the wrong dance partner, then being stuck with the results.


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