Railroad magazines-1996

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Union Pacific - A Decade of Transition

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Contents - Foreward, Union Pacific at Mid-decade, King Coal, East from California (Feather River Canyon, Ex-WP, 'Tween Salt Lake and California, Along the LA&SLm Las Vegas, and the Los Angeles Basin.), The Pacific Northwest (Along the Oregon Trail, Columbia River Gorge, the Oregon Trunk, Eastern Oregon, the Montana Subdivision, the Idaho Panhandle, the "Sweet Roots", and Northern Utah.), Across the Top of the Continent (Wyoming, Nebraska and Iowa.), South from Chicago (Illinois and Missouri, Kansas City, Oklahoma, Arkansas, the Gulf Coast, the Texas Metroplex, and Cajun Country.), Branch Lines to Short Lines (Eastern, Midwestern, and Far Western Branch Lines.), Death of a Branch Line (The Plight of the Oregon Eastern.)
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$6.00

Vintage Rails
Winter
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Features - Views About the Vintage Rails Era (Walley, Don L. Hofsommer and Bill Withuhn write about a memorable half century in railroading.), Steinheimer's Half-Century of Rail Photography (Part 1: Done honest and true.), The Rail-Guided Gravity-Powered Missile (Rio Grande and "water" brakes, a topic neglected in rail literature.), Photo Album (Photography of steam and diesel in the best VR days.), Upcountry Passenger Twilight (The author sees the last of regular steam in New England.), Tootles Gibson and the Yellowbellies (A 95-year-old engineer remembers Chesapeake & Ohio's streamlined Hudsons.), Northern Pacific's Grand Posters (Colorful artwork promotes travel on a transcontinental route to the Pacific Northwest.), Great Northern and Burlington Northern Merger Days (Robert W. Downing, a retired president, talks about 40 years in railroading.)
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$5.00

Pacific Rail News
January
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Southern Pacific 4449 rolls again, KCS unveils its Executive F-units, The A.C. Revolution, Motive Power West, Images: New Power reigns out West
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$4.00

Railfan & Railroad
February
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Ghosts under wire!, Index to Volume 14, Westside story: Ten days with 4449, The American Orient Express, Conrail's Reading & Columbia branch
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$4.00

Trains
February
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Features - Introspection of Ibis (A chance encounter reveals that Santa Fe's Warbonnet colors are appreciated by the general publilc.), New Direction for Kansas City Southern (With its acquisition of MidSouth and the Shreveport Meridian corridor, KCS now is a solid east-west player as well as north-south.), Alcos in the Icebox (At frigid International Falls, Minnesota, paper-mill short line Minnesota, Dakota & Western still relies on ancient Alco S2 diesels.), Photo Section (All in color - vintage views of Great Northern and Northern Pacific F3s, Frisco at BN merger time, a Canadian National 4-8-4 and more.), Rail Travel '96: The Stealth Scenic Train (The privately operated Rocky Mountaineer in Canada is unknown, but shouldn't be, and offers a spectacularly scenic two-day ride.), Trains Travel Tips (On tap for 1996: Luxury on the American Orient Express, last call for the Slumbercoach, and little-known bargains on commuter and short lines.), Private Cars in a Public World (Operating them isn't wasy, but two special trains of 36 cars rack up 10,500 rewarding miles.), Hot Spots: Schenectady, New York (Three locations in the area yield good action on Conrad, Amtrak and Delaware & Hudson.), Readers' Platform: The Forgotten Salesman (Reflections on one reason railroads were overtaken by truckers.) Departments - Editorial, Railway Post Office, Potomac Pundit, Diverging Approach, Railroad News, Arrivals & Departures, Scanner, Railroad News Photos, ABC's of Railroading, Reviews, New Products, Preservation Points, Glossary, Schedules, Observations, Classified Advertising, Photo Finish
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Vintage Rails
Spring
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Features - Streamliners: The Dazzle of the New (A time when the ten fastest trains in the world were U.S. Streamliners: Lionel Streamliners, A Glimpse of the Zephyrs), Ragan's Art Reaches Far and Wide, Steinheimer's Half-Century of Rail Photography (Part 2: Done honest and true.), Photo Album (Photography from the best years of steam and diesel railroading.), Detour: How the Clinchfield Dealt with Crisis in 1965 (The disappearance of the wrecker derrick.), Walt Smith: Boomer (A new generation in the 1950s cound not count on lifetime employment in one location.), Electric Railway Steamliners (Innovative designs improve speed and reduce energy consumption.)
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Pacific Rail News
April
1996
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Features - Utah's Centennial Trains (Union Pacific and Southern Pacific rose to the occasion of Utah's centennial and put on the best show of all), The Belt's Clearing Yard (Clearing Yard, the heart of the Belt Railway of Chicago's operations, features a unique double-bump classification system), The Big Picture: Dispatching (For the author, dispatching is the most interesting job on the railroad - because the railroad never stops), A Locomotive Utilization Team (Read about how Santa Fe manages its motive power fleet, and learn the inside story of how locomotives are assigned to trains), Images (Four pages of spectacular railroad photographs) Departments - Editorial, PRN Letters, Expediter, Expediter Special Report, Union Pacific, Southern Pacific Lines, Transit, Burlington Northern, Santa Fe, Kansas City Southern, CP Rail System, Midwest Regionals, Montana Rail Link, Central Oregon & Pacific, New Products, Guest Editorial, The Last Word, PRN Classifieds, PRN Advertising Index
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$4.50

The Railroad Press
April/May/June
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Down by the Station, 20 years of Conrail, Contest Winners!, Chicago Central in Iowa
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$3.00

Pacific Rail News
May
1996
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Features - Richmond California's Parr Terminal (A railroad less traveled in the Valley of Ashes), Feather River GP40s (Western Pacific's second generation motive power), Images (Twelve pages of spectacular railroad images), The Hardest Mile (A look at the top of Burlington Northern's Stevens Pass; An apex for photographers) Departments - Editorial, PRN Letters, Expediter, CP Rail System, Canadian National, Midwest Regionals, Santa Fe, Burlington Northern, Southern Pacific Lines, Short Lines, Transit, Illinois Central, Wisconsin Central, Union Pacific, The Last Word, PRN Classifieds, PRN Advertising Index
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Trains
June
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Features - The New American Flyer (Amtrak picks Bombardier to build its new high-speed trains, but questions remain.), Special Section - Amtrak at 25: Which Vision for Amtrak? (As the nations passenger railroad marks a quarter-century, a host of vested interests battle over its future.), Moments to Remember (In 25 varied images, we present a sampling of the highs and lows of the colorful Amtrak era.), Know Your Amtrak (Think you're an Amtrak authority? Try tackling these questions.), CN's Backdoor Entry to the U.S.: Still Wide Open (Little Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific is more important than ever to its big parent, Canadian National.), Thanks, Leland (A tribute to artwork and text to the creator of the Santa Fe "Warbonnet" paint scheme.), The Wasted Line Express (How a special Norfolk Southern train takes out the trash in Roanoake, Va.), Once Upon a Time in Trains: A Jersey City Puzzler (Reading's Crusader and a Jersey Central Train Master face off.), Hot Spots: Point of Rocks, Maryland (A historic junction's famous depot is the backdrop for big-time freight and commuter action.), Readers' Platform: In Praise of Amtrak's Best Train (With its superior equipment and service, the Coast Starlight is a lesson in how good rail travel can be.) Departments - Editorial, Railway Post Office, Potomac Pundit, Diverging Approach, Railroad News, Arrivals & Departures, Scanner, Railroad News Photos, ABC's of Railroading, Reviews, Preservation Points, Schedules, Glossary, Observations, Classified Advertising, Photo Flash
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Trains
August
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Features - A Steamy Centennial in Portland (Two 4-8-4's and a narrow gauge 2-8-2 help Oregon's landmark Union Station mark it's 100th birthday.), Tug of War Over a Little Lady (Where does Lackawanna Camelback 4-4-0 952 belong: the Museum of Transportation or Steamtown?), Farewell, C&IM (The sale of thiw central Illinois coal hauler is more evidence that nothing in railroading is forever.), Wonders of The Railroad World (From Thomas Viaduct to Mt. Macdonald Tunnel, a renowned historian picks the Top 10 feats of North American railroad engineering.), The Railroad Hobby: Rich Heritage, Hardworking Present (A historical overview constitutes the second of six installments that form a primer on railroading.), Landmark Locomotive: Electro-Motive Division's F7 (This model was the best seller of the freight cab series that sported the most famous face in railroading.), How To Buy a Used Diesel (And you thought buying a car was risky? Jim Fisk of Wisconsin Central, which relies on all secondhand power, takes you through the process.), Once Upon a Time In Trains: The Case of the Incognito Coach (Norfolk Southern's "spacer car" was a central of Georgia concept.), Photo Section (New England action, emblems of "Fallen Flags", and WM steam.), Treasure in the Closet (A hotel-room surprise: old photos of D&RGW's Lobato Trestle.), Hot Spots: Wagoner, Oklahoma (This Union Pacific junction is busier than in Katy MoPac days.) Departments - From The Editors, Railway Post Office, Potomac Pundit, Diverging Approach, Railroad News, Arrivals & Departures, Scanner, Railroad News Photos, Readers' Platform, ABC's of Railroading, Reviews, New Products, Preservation Points, Schedules, Observations, For More Information, Glossary, Photo Finish
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$4.50

Trains
October
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Features - Harriman's Dreams Come True (In blessing the historic Union Pacific-Southern Pacific merger, the STB looked on the bright side.), Hanging Tough in Charlotte (The National Railway Historical Society's North Carolina convention was a surprising success.), Today's Railroading: Expect Changes, But Not Here (A lonely signal on the old Rio Grande main line in Utah symbolizes the verities of railroading.), Masters of Steam (Steve Lee and the Union Pacific steam crew hit the road again with shiny black 4-8-4 No. 844.), Berea Tower: Conrail's Middleman (In suburban Cleveland, a surviving junction tower juggles 2 divisions and 70 trains a day.), Photo Section (Images of railroads large - SP, NS, NYC, B&O - and small - Pickens, Louisiana & Eastern.), The Railroad hobby: Riding on the Railroad (A beginners' guide to riding the trains of Amtrak, VIA, excursion operators and tourist lines.), Conquering Vermont's Fall Colors (The blazing colors of autumn in the Green Mountain State are a challenge for the railroad photographer.), Amtrak's Iron Lariat (A train ride for the sake of a train ride - all around the continent on 7 trains in 13 days.), Ho Spot: Windsor, Ontario (Across the border from Detroit, Canadian National and Canadian Pacific put on a great show.)
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Trains
November
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Features - POTUS Returns to the Rails (President Clinton revived the old-time campaign with a trip through key Midwestern states on his way to the Democratic convention.), Ready or Not, Here We Come (Chicago's Metro commuter railroad inaugurates North Central Service on the Wisconsin Central.), Today's Railroading: A (Clean) River Runs Through It (The Sacramento River is in good health again at the site of a 1991 derailment on the Southern Pacific.), Twenty-Four Hours at Supai Summit (You can stand along the Santa Fe in remote northern Arizona and see how an intricate transcontinental freight system works.), The World of Sagebrush Annie (A modest Northern Pacific passenger train typified Columbia Basin railroading in eastern Washington at the end of the Jim Hill era.), The Railroad Hobby: Train-Watching Basics (A beginner's guide to the essence of the hobby, including organizations, publications, railroad photography and listening in on radio.), On Location: Amtrak's Northeast Corridor (America's busiest passenger railroad offers plenty of great photo opportunities.), Breakthrough in Braking (Electronically controlled air-brakes promise a safer, more efficient railroad world.), Readers' Platform: The Case for the Business Traveler (Busy business people are missing a bet if they don't take an overnight train once in a while.) Departments - From The Editors, Railway Post Office, Potomac Pundit, The Boomer, Railroad News, Arrivals & Departures, Scanner, Railroad News Photos, ABC's of Railroading, Reviews, New Products, Preservation Points, Schedules, Observations, For More Information, Glossary, Classified Advertising, Photo Finish
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