WINTER 2015:Don Sims explores Union Pacific’s experiment with powerful jet turbine locomotives, Mike Bednar shares tales of his railfan exploits in and around Newark, New Jersey, and the staff revisits the colorful late era of the Western Maryland Railway.
It sounds like the roar of a jet engine coming around the sharp curve at Summit’s west end and coming into view with a heavy eastbound drag is what appears to be another snub-nosed diesel in UP livery. It looks like a diesel carbody, but sounds like an airplane struggling to become airborne.
It’s too late to experience the old Western Pacific in the hills of California… Or is it? Just because the trains are simulated at a museum or tourist railroad, does it make the experience any less real?