SPRING 2017: A hotshot Nickel Plate Road freight train pounds the Monon diamond at Linden, Ind., in November 1964. We take a look at the diverse diesel roster of this Midwestern road, along with Clifford Downey’s experiences chasing Union Pacific 844. Scott Muskopf takes us on a tour of the Arkansas & Ozarks Railway, while Mike Bednar inducts several of his favorite locomotives into his “Alco Hall of Fame.” All this and more in the Spring 2017 issue of Trains & Railroad of the Past!

Current Issue

2nd Quarter 2017 – Issue No. 10


Arkansas & Ozarks Railway

by Scott Muskopf

Vintage Salzberg short line in the 1950s.

A Date with 844

by Clifford J. Downey, with additional photos by A.J. Wolff

Union Pacific’s steam program in action!

Nickel Plate Diesels

Alco, Fairbanks-Morse, and other early power.

Alco Hall of Fame

by Mike Bednar

Did your favorite Alco make it on Mike’s list?


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!


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