Railroad Explorer is a publication dedicated to the exploration of all aspects of prototype railroading exclusively in the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada. Our coverage area stretches from Maine to West Virginia. Railroad Explorer is printed three times per year, with Winter, Spring/Summer and Fall editions.You will not find basic roster shots or page after page of boring, outdated news in the pages of Railroad Explorer. What you will find is a focus on dramatic photography, with spectacular color images of railroading past and present. Each issue is jam packed with over 50 high quality, 100% color images, plus maps. In addition, you will see interesting feature articles by some of today's best railroad photographers.
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A landmark book, five years in the making, Delaware & Hudson, Bridge Line Freight 1960-1983 takes the reader on a journey along one of America’s most photogenic railroads, examining D&H facilities, overhead traffic, on-line customers and local and through freight operations, even passenger service, during the most colorful, yet intensely trying period in the railroad's history.
Photographers Tim and Justin Franz take a look back at New England’s modern-day version of the famous ski trains that used the ply the rails in the golden era. Back in the early 1990s, the St. Lawrence & Atlantic tried to revive the tradition. The train was popular for a few years, running from Portland with stops in Yarmouth, Danville Junction and South Paris. After arriving in Bethel, shuttle buses would ferry skiers to the Sunday River ski area. Like all good things in railroading, it came to an abrupt end. But it was great while it lasted. Join us as we witness yellow geeps speeding through swirling snow in the scenic Maine countryside.
Photographer Jim Dufour recalls a dramatic winter chase back in 1988 when Canadian Pacific detoured trains over the dormant Quebec Central into Newport, Vermont during a bridge replacement project. Jim nailed CPs MLWs in the frigid cold and in dramatic fashion. The QC revival was short lived and rarely photographed. Jim brings us trackside to experience the action!
Dramatic images of railroading from all over the Northeast in the meanest of seasons!
Cover photo by Bob Wilt.