DECEMBER 2021: Bruce Kelly takes us trackside to Stampede Pass, marking 25 years since BNSF Railway reversed their decision to abandon this strategic main line. We won’t need a bigger boat when Dale Woodland takes us back to the mid-1970s to hunt down the elusive Delaware & Hudson Baldwin RF-16 “Sharks!” Michael Burkhart tracks down Amtrak’s 50th anniversary tribute units, and William Hopkins takes us back to the last days of steam in our nation’s capitol. All this and more in the December issue of Railfan & Railroad!

Montana Short Line to Resume Operations Following Devastating Wildfire

Montana Short Line to Resume Operations Following Devastating Wildfire

Dozens of homes were lost in Denton — home to the Central Montana Rail, Inc. — following a late-season wildfire last week.


Shark Hunt on the Delaware & Hudson

Shark Hunt on the Delaware & Hudson

The last surviving pair of Baldwin RF-16 “Sharks” enjoyed a splashy career in the mid-1970s working branch lines on the Delaware & Hudson.


Endless Encore at Stampede Pass

Endless Encore at Stampede Pass

Hard to believe it’s been a quarter century since BNSF Railway breathed new life into the Stampede Pass route that sat dormant for more than a decade.


Photo Line: Boston’s Streetcar Survivors

Photo Line: Boston’s Streetcar Survivors

In the September issue, Tim Doherty takes us to Boston for a look at the city’s PCCs. Need more? Here’s a look at what else Tim sent us.


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.


Camera Bag: When the World was Black & White

Camera Bag: When the World was Black & White

There are few practitioners of black & white photography anymore, and most of them do it for nostalgic sport while shooting color in their real cameras.


Back to the Future on a PCC

Back to the Future on a PCC

Introduced in 1936, the PCC trolley brought modern steamlined comfort to aging trolley lines seeking relief from Depression-era economics.


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