THIRD QUARTER 2018: Carl Graves takes us trackside in Colorado along the mighty Denver & Rio Grande Western where black and gold diesels fight against steep Rocky Mountain grades. Walter Appel tells us the tale of twelve Centuries that were part of the late-era Erie Lackawanna fleet. Olev Taremae covers SEPTA’s short-lived service to Allentown, Pa., in the late 1970s utilizing former Reading Company Budd RDCs. Finally, Mike Bednar presents “Christmas in July,” relating a 1973 railfan excursion with photos of Lehigh Valley, Delaware & Hudson and Erie Lackawanna. All this and more in the 2018-03 issue of Trains & Railroads of the Past!

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Third Quarter 2018 – Issue No. 15


A Tale of Twelve Centuries

by Walter A. Appel — Erie Lackawanna’s fleet of Alco C425s

D&RGW Mountain Main Lines

by Carl Graves and Paul Walters — Exploring the Rio Grande in Colorado.

Budds in Allentown

by Olev Taremae — Short-lived SEPTA service to Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Christmas in July

by Mike Bednar — In 1973 we didn’t have to wait until December!


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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