Railroad Magazine Complete Year 2012 Complete Year Railfan & Railroad

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Railfan & Railroad 2012
January 2012
This Month's Features
32 Searching Out Ontario Shortlines/George Pitarys
One week on the road with R&R editor Steve Barry in search of Canadian shortline action featuring rare vintage MLWs.
i Index to Railfan & Railroad Vol. 30
42 Portraits of Amtrak/James D. Porterfield
As Amtrak celebrates 40 years of serving the American public, several artists share their work inspired by the national carrier.
48 P&W Pause/Tom Nanos
The beautiful scenery of Connecticut's Thames River makes the Providence & Worcester an attractive target.
52 I Derailed 765/Eliot Scher
A boyhood dream-come-true to run a real live
steam locomotive does not quite turn out as expected.
Departments
4 Departures/commentary: Alexander Craghead
6 On the Menu/dining by rail: James D. Porterfield 10 Railroadiana/new products, books and videos
17Lineside Legacy/preservation: Jeff Terry
20 Capitol Lines/news from Washington: Wes Vernon 26 Railnews/top news stories and photos
58 Transit Currents/transit news: George M. Smerk 62 Markers/editorial commentary
65 Advertising Index/the railfan marketplace
66 Final Frame

2012 February
This Month's Features
12 Back Home Again/Steve Barry
High hood EMD's still roam on the Winchester & Western.
26 Lexington Meet in Knoxville/Chase Gunnoe
Historic steam and diesel locomotives gathered in Kentucky for the Lexington Group's annual meeting.
30 Red Diesels Return to Allentown/Olev Taremae
The ghosts of the Lehigh Valley Railroad provide photo props with a real sense of place for R.J. Carman's switching operations.
36 Portland Transit Challenge/Alexander B. Craghead
Portland, Oregon's rail transit system has been steadily expanding over the last 20 years... Is it too big to be covered in one day?
44 Four Little Grasshoppers/John H. White, Jr.
As one of the first railroads in America, the Baltimore & Ohio developed one of the first successful steam locomotive designs.
Departments
4 Departures/commentary: Alexander Craghead
7 On the Menu/dining by rail: James D. Porterfield 13Lineside Legacy/preservation: Jeff Terry
16 Capitol Lines/news from Washington: Wes Vernon 20 Railnews/top news stories and photos
48 Transit Currents/transit news: George M. Smerk 50 Railroadiana/new products, books and videos
54 Markers/editorial commentary
57 Advertising Index/the railfan marketplace
58 Final Frame

2012 March
This Month's Features
26 Mikado Reborn/Tom Winos
Adding a new engine to their stable of workhorses, Connecticut's Valley Railroad fondly recreates the image of the old New Haven.
34 A Tribute to Jim Boyd/Mike Schafer
To many, Jim Boyd was more than just an enthusiastic railfan; He was also a generous friend and outgoing teacher.
40 Called for Second 32/Ron Flanary
The spirit of Louisville & Nashville's "Big Emmas" in postwar passenger service is captured in vibrant artwork and text.
42 Kansas City Union Station/Carl Graves
When it seems that railfans must always look over their shoulder, Union Station offers a safe haven in an exciting urban location.
Departments
4 Departures/commentary: Alexander Craghead
6 Timetable/events submitted by our readers
7On the Menu/dining by rail: James D. Porterfield
13Lineside Legacy/preservation: Jeff Terry
16 Capitol Lines/news from Washington: Wes Vernon 20 Railnews/top news stories and photos
50 Railroadiana/new products, books and videos
50 Transit Currents/transit news: George M. Smerk 54 Markers/editorial commentary
57 Advertising Index/the railfan marketplace
58 Final Frame

2012 April
This Month's Features
8 In Focus: The Man in the Cockpit/Seward TuthillForty years ago, Amtrak took on the impossible task to make the "trains worth traveling again." Have they managed to succeed?
26 Containers in Corn Country/Howard Ande
What's inside those containers? The answer may surprise you as we examine an emerging trend in American exports.
30 Take Me Out to the Ball Game/Otto M. Vondrak
Like the venerable Eastern stadiums, new major league baseball parks around the country are also served by rail and transit.
36 Northwest by Night/Scott Lothes
Increased train traffic after dark adds to the drama of the rugged landscapes of Oregon and Washington.
44 Action on Christiansburg Hill/Steve Barry
Enjoy a taste of mountain railroading on Norfolk Southern's old Norfolk & Western line through Montgomery Tunnel in Virginia.
i Departments
4 Departures/commentary: Alexander Craghead 6 Timetable/events submitted by our readers
10On the Menu/dining by rail: James D. Porterfield
13Lineside Legacy/preservation: Jeff Terry
16 Capitol Lines/news from Washington: Wes Vernon 20 Railnews/top news stories and photos
48 Railroadiana/new products, books and videos
50 Transit Currents/transit news: George M. Smerk 54 Markers/editorial commentary

2012 May
This Month's Features
12 In Focus: San Diego PCC Debut/Michael Armstrong
San Diego joins the vintage PCC transit club with the debut of its new Silver Line downtown loop.
26 Ann Arbor Today/Michael Harding
Say, whatever happened to the old Ann Arbor? We're pleased to report "Annie" is alive and well serving the Toledo terminal and beyond.
32 Photo Line: Along the Line 2011
Where did you go trackside in 2011? Our readers show us in dramatic photography from all around the country.
38 Links to the Past/Fr. Dale Peterka
We follow in the steps of famed photographer O. Winston Link to discover how much the locations in his iconic photos have changed.
45 The Link Museum/Tony Reevy
Located in the restored Norfolk & Western passenger station in Roanoke, the exhibits immerse you in the world of O. Winston Link.
Departments
4 Departures/commentary: Alexander Craghead 6 Timetable/events submitted by our readers
8On the Menu/dining by rail: James D. Porterfield
13Lineside Legacy/preservation: Jeff Terry
16 Capitol Lines/news from Washington: Wes Vernon 20 Railnews/top news stories and photos
48 Railroadiana/new products, books and videos
50 Transit Currents/transit news: George M. Smerk 54 Markers/editorial commentary
57 Advertising Index/the railfan marketplace
58 Final Frame

2012 June
This Month's Features
8 In Focus: Double-Headed Record/Steve Barry
Iowa Interstate put on quite a show last summer with its record-breaking double-headed steam-powered freight to Rock Island.
26 It's a Mighty Fine Line/Chris Lastovich
The Iowa Interstate is a bustling regional railroad that offers many opportunities for the railfan visiting the busy east end.
i2012 Dinner Train Guide/James D. Porterfield
Our anual guide to dinner trains around the country.
42 Iowa's Scenic Line/Jeff Terry
You can take your pick of steam, diesel, or electric power at this colorful Hawkeye State heritage railroad.
50 The Railfan Sailor/Dean Freimund
Stationed at Norfolk, Virginia, in the late 1980s, one Navy sailor recorded the dynamic railroad scene around eastern Virginia.
Departments
4 Departures/commentary: Alexander Craghead 6 Timetable/events submitted by our readers
13Lineside Legacy/preservation: Jeff Terry
16 Capitol Lines/news from Washington: Wes Vernon 20 Railnews/top news stories and photos
56 Railroadiana/new products, books and videos
58 Transit Currents/transit news: George M. Smerk 62 Markers/editorial commentary
65 Advertising Index/the railfan marketplace
66 Final Frame

2012 July
This Month's Features
26 CSX Philly Sub/Michael Burkhart
This busy former B&O main line features tunnels and classic CPL signals. Not some remote Appalachian route, the CSX Philadelphia Subdivision covers diverse territory from urban to bucolic.
34 Penn Central's Basic Black/George H. Drury
An austere black paint scheme could not hide the exciting moments when Penn Central provided great opportunities for train watching. We share one of those moments on the former New Haven in 1974.
36 Wild, Wonderful/Eric Miller
The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley provides great opportunities to experience mountain railroading in both steam and diesel settings in the heart of beautifully rugged West Virginia.
40 A Millionaire's Mistake?/Otto M. Vondrak
On the last day of 1937 the New York, Westchester & Boston passed into the history books. Approaching its hundreth anniversary, this "forgotten" railroad leaves behind more questions than answers.
Departments
4 Departures/commentary: Alexander Craghead
6 On the Menu/dining by rail: James D. Porterfield 8 Capitol Lines/news from Washington: Wes Vernon 12 Lineside Legacy/preservation: Jeff Terry
20 Railnews/top news stories and photos
48 Transit Currents/transit news: George M. Smerk 50 Railroadiana/new products, books and videos
54 Markers/editorial commentary
57 Advertising Index/the railfan marketplace
58 Final Frame

2012 August
This Month's Features
26 Grand Canyon Limited/Ken Rattenne
Climb aboard as we join the crew of Santa Fe 3751 for a behind the scenes look at a special six day, 1300-mile round trip excursion from Los Angeles to the Grand Canyon.
30 The Texas Tarantula/John Leopard
With its colorful matched locomotives, busy schedules, and interesting territory, the Fort Worth & Western makes an attractive target for photographers in the Lone Star State.
38 Rain, Rain ... /Steve Barry
A photo charter on Connecticut's Valley Railroad using their recently rebuilt Chinese Mikado offered some photographers a unique window to experience traditional New England branch line railroading.
42 RoadRailer F-unit Finale/Bradley McClelland
For just eight months in 1988, CSX Transporation assigned their fleet of classic cabs to their short-lived RoadRailer trains. We look back at this brief reprise of covered wagons in regular freight service.
Departments
4 Departures/commentary: Alexander Craghead
6 Timetable/railfan events submitted by our readers
7 On the Menu/dining by rail: James D. Porterfield 11Lineside Legacy/preservation: Howard Pincus
14 Capitol Lines/news from Washington: Wes Vernon 20 Railnews/top news stories and photos
48 Transit Currents/transit news: George M. Smerk 50 Railroadiana/new products, books and videos
54 Markers/editorial commentary
57 Advertising Index/the railfan marketplace
58 Final Frame

2012 September
This Month's Features
26 End of an Era for ALTO/Nicholas Zmijewski
In service for nearly 100 years, the classic Pennsylvania Railroad tower in Altoona has been closed by Norfolk Southern.
30 Norfolk Southern's Family Portrait
Our centerspread is dedicated to the special NS "Family Portrait" event hosted by the North Carolina Transportation Museum.
32 Railfan Guide to Cincinnati/Steve Schmollinger
Cincinnati is a city of hills and bridges funneling heavy freight traffic through the vast Queensgate Yard complex.
38 Cedar Rapids Recap/Steve Barry
A review of the National Railway Historical Society national convention in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
40 2012 CRPA Award Winners
The theme for the Center's 2012 Creative Photography Awards Program was "Railroading, Inspired by Steinheimer."
Departments
4 Departures/commentary: Alexander Craghead
6 Timetable/railfan events submitted by our readers
7 On the Menu/dining by rail: James D. Porterfield 11Lineside Legacy/preservation: Jeff Terry
14 Capitol Lines/news from Washington: Wes Vernon 20 Railnews/top news stories and photos
48 Transit Currents/transit news: George M. Smerk 50 Railroadiana/new products, books and videos
54 Markers/editorial commentary
57 Advertising Index/the railfan marketplace
58 Final Frame

2012 October
This Month's Features
26 New York's Capital District/Ben Martin
Transportation has long played a role in the growth of Albany, connecting New York with New England, Canada, and the Midwest.
34 Yesterday at Mechanicville/Jim Shaughnessy
New York's Mechanicville Yard was once an important gateway for the Delaware & Hudson and Boston & Maine.
40 Invited Guests Only/Don R. Flynn
Southern Pacific and Santa Fe ran many colorful business trains through the 1980s and 1990s, much to the delight of local railfans.
46 W. Graham Claytor/Ron Ziel
While the president of the Southern Railway was an accomplished lawyer and businessman, his human side is what we remember best.
Departments
4 Departures/commentary: Alexander B. Craghead 6 Timetable/railfan events submitted by our readers 11On the Menu/dining by rail: James D. Porterfield
13 Lineside Legacy/preservation: Ackerman and Huffman 16 Capitol Lines/news from Washington: Wes Vernon
20 Railnews/top news stories and photos
48 Railroadiana/new products, books and videos
50 Transit Currents/transit news: George M. Smerk 54 Markers/editorial commentary
57 Advertising Index/the railfan marketplace
58 Final Frame

2012 November
This Month's Features
28 Union Pacific at 150/James P. Bell
A critical component of America's first transcontinental railroad, the UP celebrated its heritage with steam trips across the West.
36 Horsing Around/Howard Ande
In rural Illinois, an enjoyable chance encounter with a pasture along an old Chicago & North Western branch line.
40 Maine Memories/Mark C. Perri
We take a fond look back at the many diverse branch line and main line operations that once called the Pine Tree State home.
51 Indiana Jim and The Lost Card/Steve Barry
What's worse? Losing a memory card full of valuable images, or losing that memory card 800 miles from home?
Departments
4 Departures/commentary: Alexander B. Craghead 6 Timetable/railfan events submitted by our readers 10 Railroadiana/new products, books and videos
15Lineside Legacy/preservation: Jeff Terry
18 Capitol Lines/news from Washington: Wes Vernon 22 Railnews/top news stories and photos
48 Transit Currents/transit news: George M. Smerk 50 On the Menu/dining by rail: James D. Porterfield 54 Markers/editorial commentary
57 Advertising Index/the railfan marketplace
58 Final Frame

2012 December
This Month's Features
6 In Focus: The Lights of Rockhill/Steve Barry
Pennsylvania's Rockhill Trolley Museum celebrates the holiday season in a birght and festive way.
28 2012 Centerspread Contest
We ask our readers to capture the excitement of being trackside, and our judges select one for the coveted two-page centerspread.
34 A Car-Free Trip/Steve Barry
How do you have a successful railfan trip when you have leave your car at home? We follow the "car-free" adventures of editor Steve Barry.
40 Take the A-Train/Michael T. Burkhart
The newest transit line in Texas uses state-of-the-art
diesel multiple unit cars to connect the growing Dallas suburbs.
42 Mission Mountain Railroad/Justin Franz
Explore a colorful Watco short line located on a former Great Northern route in northwestern Montana.
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4 Departures/commentary: Alexander B. Craghead 6 Timetable/railfan events submitted by our readers 12 Railroadiana/new products, books and videos
19 Capitol Lines/news from Washington: Wes Vernon 22 Railnews/top news stories and photos
48 On the Menu dining by rail: James D. Porterfield 50 Transit Currents/transit news: George M. Smerk 54 Markers/editorial commentary
57 Advertising Index/the railfan marketplace
58 Final Frame

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