A scenic tour of the BNSF's busy coal route running between Alliance and Grand Island, closely following Nebraska's Route 2 through the Nebraska Sandhills. This is a very interesting line from both a historical point of view and with the many hills and twists and turns the railroad makes as it dodges the hilly terrain for the hundreds of miles between the two cities.
The GTW has had a colorful existence as a subsidiary of the Canadian National Railway system. This article looks mainly at the GTW before its recent assimilation into the CN paint scheme and includes views both from its original main line and on the DT&I after its acquisition. Lots of steam and early diesels, along with a good assortment of the handsome medium blue and orange EMD's.
A small selection of black & white photographs of steam locomotives on the Boston & Maine, including many buildings, structures, signs, bridges and period automobiles.
Mike Bednar writes about the steepest grade on the Lehigh Valley Railroad -- at Weatherly, Pennsylvania, with a punishing 2.7% climb! Weatherly is on the Hazleton Branch in the middle of coal country and presented the LV with one of its worst operational headaches.
Freight cars are now featured in every issue of The Railroad Press! Passenger cars will also make occassional appearances.
Locomotive Notes II
COMPREHENSIVE LOCOMOTIVE NEWS and roster information from all across the country as organized by Ken Ardinger!
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The Railfan Photographer
The Railfan Photographer column is the continuation of the ideals of "The Railfan Photographer" magazine, from which our current TRP has grown. It offers tips, suggestions and advice on how to take better railroad photographs. It is aimed at both the amateur and professional photographer, giving information on all aspects of the hobby. Featured in this issue of TRP is
, "New Technology."
The ScanMan column is to help railfans to better utilize their scanners. The column is written by Vince Reh, author of
Railroad Radio: Hearing and
Understanding Railroad Radio Communications & Systems. This issue's topic is
, "Improving Narrowband Reception."
Every issue we highlight great photography in five categories:
Odds & Endcabs...
NEW!!!! -- These are not your typical cookie-cutter locomotives and rolling stock.
Close, But No Cigar! -- This is what railfanning often turns out to be! This department will feature a photograph that is ALMOST perfect, except for...
People -- Lively additions to spice up rail photos.
The Scenic Route -- Beautiful scenes from around the railroad world.
Sign Language -- Interesting signage found along the right of way.
Heritage Series -- Timeless views of your favorite railroads from long ago or yesterday.
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Each issue features a humorous or unusual railroad photograph.
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