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FEBRUARY 2016: Maine Eastern cab units will no longer travel the scenic mid-Maine coast as Morristown & Erie bows out after 11 years of operation as Joey Kelly recaps the situation in a Special Report. Editor Steve Barry tours North Platte, Neb., home to the largest classification yard in the world. David Rohdenburg takes us trackside to the Cincinnati East Terminal, bringing new life to the old N&W Peavine. Jim Porterfield presents his annual survey of railroad artists. All this and more in the February issue of Railfan & Railroad!

Railfan & Railroad - February 2016

VOLUME 35, No. 2

This Month's Features

28 Maine Eastern Finale/Joey Kelly
Morristown & Erie closes the books on eleven years of freight and passenger operations on the old Maine Central Rockland Branch

32 North Platte/Steve Barry
North Platte is home to Union Pacific’s Bailey Yard, the world’s
largest freight yard, with more than 100 trains passing through daily.

40 Portraits of the Rails/Jim Porterfield
Our annual survey of professional railroad artists incorporates
the theme of electric and traction railroading

48 Cincinnati East Terminal/David Rohdenburg
The old Norfolk & Western “Peavine” comes alive
thanks to a new shortline operator with an eye towards the future

66 To Coney Island for A Hot Dog/Steve Barry
Railfans from Delaware and South Jersey travel to Coney Island to explore the subway and sample the orginal Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs in 1995


Departures/commentary: Alexander Craghead

Railnews/top news stories and photos

LocoNotes/diesel location and disposition data: Ken Ardinger

Transit Currents/transit news: George M. Smerk

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: Steve Barry

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

Preservation Topics/this stuff is old, man: Hayley Enoch

Markers/editorial commentary

Parting Shot/William Gill

On The Cover

Railfan & RailroadA double-stack train heads east out of North Platte, Neb., on May 21, 2015. North Platte is home to Bailey Yard, the largest classification yard in the world, and sees over 100 trains a day on UP’s transcontinental mainline. Steve Barry visits one of the busiest railroad towns in the U.S. beginning on page 32.

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