2016-4: We take a look at railroading in Chicago in 1974, where a colorful variety of freight and passenger trains served the capital of American railroading. We make a 1960 pilgrimage to Nova Scotia to visit the steam-powered Sydney & Lousiburg Railway. Mike Bednar takes us to Lehigh Valley’s Mountain Cut-Off, while the staff takes a look at high-and-wide dimensional loads. All this and more in the 2016-4 issue of TRP!
An article in the April 1960 Railroad Magazine sure caught my attention and prompted youthful thoughts of a possible adventure. According to the story, thirty-one steam locomotives were still very busy on the 39-mile Sydney & Louisburg Railway hauling coal at the northeast end of Nova Scotia in Canada.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Lines West series continues with Volume 3: Crestline to Chicago 1960-1999. Featuring the stunning color photography of Steve Hipes and David Oroszi, this new hardcover book covers the eras spanning from the Pennsylvania Railroad through Penn Central to Conrail. Enjoy this sample from the pages of this colorful look back at a bygone era.
It may be hard to believe but there once was a time when the Genesee & Wyoming Railroad was a single 14.5 mile railroad in western New York state, not the owner-operator of more than 120 railroads that has spread fleets of orange colored locomotives to three continents.