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David Baer recalls the Ohio Central’s operation of the Youngstown & Southern Railroad from December 2004 to November 2006. Multi-unit sets of GP10s and GP11s and friendly crews made for a very interesting railfan experience.
The lure of solid sets of hi-nose U23Bs proves irresistible, luring Maine native George Pitarys to the deep South. Join us as George spends an exciting week trackside, chasing the Georgia Central Railway.
The Bangor & Aroostook Railroad revived an old image back in the 1990s, much to the delight of railfans. Tim and Justin Franz take a look back at BAR operations during the Iron Road era, when blue and gray returned to Maine.
Tom Carver explores the former New Haven Shore Line route east of New Haven, CT. in the 1970s. These were pivotal years as classic but worn-out physical plant and equipment gave way to today’s Amtrak.
Garland McKee takes a stroll down memory lane, recalling a brief but productive chase of Louisville & Nashville Alcos in the back country coal fields of Kentucky.
Cover photo by Garland McKee