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APRIL 2017: Walter Pfefferle explores the west end of the Goderich & Exeter Railway in Ontario, followed by Ryan Reed's trip back to the 1990s and the scenic Camas Prairie Railroad. Daniel Spitzer takes flight over Vermont while Michael Burkhart goes on a quick trip to ride Costa Rica's reborn narrow gauge commuter railway, and we showcase our reader's submissions in our annual Along The Line feature. All this and more in the April issue of Railfan & Railroad!

Railfan & Railroad - April 2017

VOLUME 36, No. 4

This Month's Features

Goderich-Exeter’s West End

by Walter Pfefferle — This interesting Ontario shortline features Genesee & Wyoming power hauling a variety of freight to an accessible Great Lakes port.

Above Vermont

by Daniel Spitzer, M.D. — The Green Mountain State is home to a wide variety of railroad action and traditional facilities, all the more fascinating when viewed from the air.

Camas Prairie Memories

by Ryan Reed — Featuring heavy freights on spindly trestles in scenic Idaho, time was running out for the scenic Camas Prairie Railroad in the 1990s.

Along the Line 2016

Our annual presentation of colorful coast-to-coast trackside railroad action from the past year, shared by our readers.

Costa Rican Rails

by Michael T. Burkhart — This unique narrow gauge commuter operation has been resurrected with older hand-me-down equipment, but modernization is on the horizon.


Departures/commentary: Alexander Craghead

Railnews/top news stories and photos

LocoNotes/diesel location and disposition data: Ken Ardinger

Transit Currents/transit news: Bob Gallegos

Capitol Lines/news from Washington: Wes Vernon

Railroadiana/new products, books and videos

Timetable/railroad events submitted by our readers

Camera Bag/photography tips and technique

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

Preservation/old stuff: Otto Vondrak

Markers/editorial commentary

Parting Shot

On The Cover

Railfan & RailroadGoderich–Exeter GP40-2 3030 and GP39-2u 2303 cross Bayfield Road in Clinton, Ont., with a long trail of covered hoppers following on May 14, 2015. Walter Pfefferle takes us on a tour of this colorful Genesee & Wyoming shortline operation in Canada beginning on page 28. PHOTO BY WALTER PFEFFERLE

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