Trains Magazine 2017 February Tunnels L&N Big Emma reborn SF Alco PA
Trains Magazine 2017 February Tunnels L&N Big Emma reborn SF Alco PA

Trains Magazine 2017 February Tunnels L&N Big Emma reborn SF Alco PA

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Trains Magazine 2017 February Tunnels L&N Big Emma reborn SF Alco PA
 
Trains Vol 77 No 2 February 2017
Table of Contents
38 TUNNEL VISION National Gateway realized
An expanded Virginia Avenue Tunnel is the last link in CSX's new intermodal fast lane
Brian Schmidt
26 A tunnel too far ... south
This Alabama tunnel is only 44 miles from the Florida border Jeff Harwell
28 The hole truth
Switzerland's Gotthard Base Tunnel, railroading's longest, transforms a route through the Alps
David Lassen
36 Gotthard finale
Trains parade up and down the old mountain line, putting on one of the last great shows on one of the world's greatest lines Scott Lothes
46 Putting their shoulders into it
Modern diesels do sometimes provide a hint that the throttle is not in idle
George W. Hamlin
48 Life of a track gang
A $1 billion investment one tie at a time
Chase Gunnoe
56 Bringing a painting to life
A `face' not seen since the '50s comes back to life in Kentucky Ron Flanary
58 In My Own Words: Welcome to the U.S. Marine Corps
The best part of being drafted was the train ride to boot camp George D. Porter
ON THE COVER A southbound CSX Transportation coal train exits the south portal of Blue Ridge Tunnel at Altapass, N.C., on a cold Feb. 17, 2007. Photo by Scott Ridenhour


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