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!

Current Issue

1st Quarter 2017 – Issue No. 9

FEATURES:

Chessie System M&K Memories

by Dave Ori

Have a look at Baltimore & Ohio operations in and around M&K Junction during the Chessie System years on the old Cumberland to St. Louis main line. Although the area is best known for coal drags, there were also trailer trains and standard freights using this important corridor at the time.

The Original “Ma & Pa”

by Olev Taremae

Pay a short visit to the original Maryland & Pennsylvania “Ma & Pa” Railroad, a classic short line based out of York, Pennsylvania.

Winter in the West

The wide open spaces of the western and midwestern United States makes for some very challenging, yet beautiful, winter operations. Get a good look at how the western half of the country deals with cold temperatures and heavy snowfalls. Great for railfan photographers, rough for railroaders.

The Railroad of My Youth

by Mike Bednar

The author tells tales and offers photos of the Lehigh Valley, the railroad that ran through his backyard as a youth, and follows up with its eventual removal by Conrail.

 


 DEPARTMENTS

Antiques RailRoadshow — Legacy paint scheme sightings

Car Corner — Unique freight and passenger cars

E.O.T. — A humorous or unusual railroad photograph

Quiz — Test your knowledge

Write-of-Way — Our readers respond!


 PHOTO DEPARTMENTS

Close, But No Cigar! — A photograph that is almost perfect, except for…

Links to the Past — Moments long gone, live on through the lens of a camera

Odds & Endcabs — These are not your typical cookie-cutter locomotives and rolling stock

People — Lively additions to spice up rail photos

Sign Language — Interesting signage found along the right of way

The Scenic Route — Beautiful scenes from around the railroad world

Time Machine — Timeless views of your favorite railroads from long ago or yesterday