3rd QUARTER 2020: Rober Harmen takes us trackside in Colorado in the 1970s and 1980s, including Rio Grande, Santa Fe, Missouri Pacific, and plenty of short line action! We travel to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley to explore the 1980s Alco operations of Chesapeake Western with photographer Olev Taremae, and Mike Bednar recalls Lehigh Valley operations in and around Easton, Pa. All this and more in the 2nd Quarter 2020 issue of Trains & Railroads of the Past!
I became aware of the Denver & Rio Grande Western during my 15th summer, a relationship that would endure for the next 59-plus years. I also became a Missouri Pacific fan for its final 20 years of existence before being swallowed by Union Pacific, all of which played major roles in my hometown of Pueblo, Colorado.
Alexandria, Virginia, located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., was the north end of the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad. Photographer Edward W. Horm lived in the Alexandria area before moving to Pittsburgh. These pictures highlight some of his photographic talents, including one memorable trip to Alexandria in 1973.
White River Productions has added Railpace Newsmagazine to the company’s family of publications. The agreement between Railpace, Inc., and WRP was completed Monday, January 20, 2020.
My first real exposure to live freight trains happened in Cincinnati, Ohio, where I would visit my grandparents often. It became obvious to me that Cincinnati was a huge hub for railroads with Chessie System, Norfolk & Western, Southern, Conrail, and Louisville & Nashville.