2018-1: This venerable Pennsylvania Railroad GG1 is now wearing somber black Penn Central paint, but the tower sign is still classic red! In this photo by Ray Scott, the shadows are getting long as 4929 races past Lane Tower in West Newark, N.J., with a westbound train on track 4. The 1968 union of the Pennsylvania Railroad and New York Central, with the addition of the New Haven one year later, made the largest railroad system in the East at the time. See our tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Penn Central merger in the First Quarter 2018 issue of Trains & Railroads of the Past!

Current Issue

First Quarter 2018 – Issue No. 13


MoPac Memories

by Carl Graves — A multi-state tour of the Missouri Pacific Railroad

Penn Central 50th Anniversary

Celebrating the golden anniversary of the marriage of the Pennsylvania Railroad and New York Central

From Clunkers to Saviours

by Mike Bednar — The Lehigh Valley’s power solution after Jersey Central leaves the state of Pennsylvania



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

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