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AUGUST 2015: When you think of the Subway, do you picture the trains vaulting over summer houses skirting the Atlantic Ocean? Dennis Livesey takes us on a tour of New York City's trains and transit as you've never seen them before. Steve Barry recaps the NRHS convention in Vermont, and Greg Monroe takes us to BNSF's Colorado coal corridor. All this and more in the August edition of Railfan & Railroad!
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Railfan & Railroad - August 2015

´╗┐VOLUME 34, No. 8

This Month's Features

30 Transitscapes/Dennis A. Livesey
New York City is bound together by a complex network of trains and transit that offer exciting opportunities for creative photography.

42 NRHS Vermont Recap/Steve Barry
Vermont Rail System was gracious host to the week-long 2015 national convention, as was the Saratoga & North Creek Railway in New York.

46 Colorado Coal Corridor/Greg Monroe
All of that Powder River Basin coal moves to market by rail, thanks to a continuous parade of BNSF trains through central Colorado.

66 DIGITAL EXTRA: City Freight/Otto M. Vondrak
For a few brief years, New York City provided a dramatic backdrop to photograph an unusual Canadian Pacific freight operation.

Departments

Departures/commentary: Alexander Craghead

Railnews/top news stories and photos

Transit Currents/transit news: George M. Smerk

Capitol Lines/news from Washington: Wes Vernon

LocoNotes/diesel location and disposition data: Ken Ardinger

Railroadiana/new products, books and videos

Camera Bag/photography tips and technique: Nick Benson

On the Menu/dining by rail: James D. Porterfield

The Scan Man/the world of railroad radio: Vincent Reh

Markers/editorial commentary

Parting Shot/Marcus Stewart

On The Cover

Railfan & RailroadLong Island Rail Road No. 423 is at walking speed out of the yard at Long Island City, Queens, N.Y., on the way to nearby Hunterspoint Avenue station to begin its trek east. The Empire State Building rises in the distance from its position in midtown Manhattan, a silent sentinel of the city. Join photographer Dennis Livesey for a tour of New York City beginning on page 30. PHOTO BY DENNIS A. LIVESEY

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