3rd QUARTER 2021: We visit Erie Lackawanna’s main line crossing of the New York, Susquehanna & Western at Passaic Junction, N.J., followed by a detailed look at the Becker Sand & Gravel operations in the Carolinas featuring Alco switchers and General Electric centercabs. We head out west for Santa Fe high-speed piggyback action, and Mike Bednar shares memories of when trains rolled right through his backyard. All this and more in the 3rd Quarter 2021 issue of Trains & Railroads of the Past!

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3rd Quarter 2021
Issue No. 27


Erie Lackawanna’s Passaic Junction

by Mike Galesi — Classic railfanning where the Erie meets Susquehanna.

Becker Sand & Gravel

by Olev Taremae — An industrial railroad empire built on aggregates.

When Pigs Fly

Those who say “Pigs Can’t Fly” have never seen a Santa Fe trailer train.

Watching Trains from the Patio

by Mike Bednar — Photographing trains in my backyard and neighborhood.


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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