1st QUARTER 2020: Travis Douthit presents “Cascade Green in Big Sky Country,” featuring the Burlington Northern in Montana, including Marias Pass and Livingston in the 1980’s. Jim Rowland tracks down the behemoth Century 636, a six-axle 3600-horsepower beast that represented the ultimate in ALCO design, with a focus on the demonstrators. Mike Bednar presents “Ode to Allentown Hump,” a look back at one of the region’s most important classification yards. All this and more in the 1st Quarter 2020 issue of Trains & Railroads of the Past!

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1st Quarter 2020 – Issue No. 21


Cascade Green in Big Sky Country

by Travis Douthit — Montana memories from the 1980s.

Alco Century 636

by Jim Rowland — Alco’s biggest six-axle diesels.

Ode to Allentown Hump

by Mike Bednar — Historic tour of the Allentown consolidated yard.


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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