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!
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.
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.