2nd QUARTER 2021: This issue features features the railroads that stayed out of Amtrak when it was created in 1971, the story of the Garys photo service (featuring classic B&W photography of B&O and PRR), a colorful look at Chessie System on Sand Patch grade and Mike Bednar looks back at railroading in the Lehigh River Valley 50 years ago. All this and more in the 2nd Quarter 2021 issue of Trains & Railroads of the Past!

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2nd Quarter 2021
Issue No. 26


The Garys Black & White Photo Service

by Gordon E. Lloyd, Jr. — The story behind “The Garys” rail negatives and photos.

Sand Patch Reflections

by Dave Ori — Mountain railroading in the Chessie Era.

Amtrak Absentees

by George Hamlin — Passenger trains that remained independent in 1971.

When an Amtrak Train didn’t Look Like Amtrak

by George Hamlin — Delaware & Hudson’s Adirondack operation.

Lehigh Valley 50 Years Ago

by Mike Bednar — Looking at the year 1971 in the Lehigh River Valley.


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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