WINTER 2017: This issue leads off with a look at the Baltimore & Ohio operations in and around M&K Junction during the Chessie System years on the old Cumberland to St. Louis main line. Next, you’ll get a good look at how the western half of the country deals with cold temperatures and heavy snowfalls in our “Winter in the West” gallery. Olev Taremae visits the old Maryland & Pennsylvania shortline, while Mike Bednar takes us to the final years of the old Lehigh Valley line running through his backyard. All this and more in the Winter 2017 issue of TRP!
Many railfans are drawn to railroad operations that use antiquated equipment and pass through scenic countryside, qualities which the original Ma & Pa had in spades. Being close to major eastern population centers, the Ma & Pa was accessible and became an early favorite among railroad enthusiasts.
In an era when railfans donned suit and tie to chase trains, carried their trusty Brownie and Speed Graphic cameras, and counted their exposures more carefully than their lunch money, a young Stan Rhine ponied up 20 bucks and joined the fun with the Rocky Mountain Club.