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JULY-OCTOBER 2014: WE'RE BACK! Finger Lakes Railway train GC-2 passes through backyards outside of Canandaigua, N.Y., on January 8, 2013. Ben Martin takes us on a tour of this successful short line and it many operations. Editor Steve Barry reviews the NRHS national convention in Springdale, Ark., and Train Fest 2014 in Owosso, Mich. Frank Keller takes us on a tour of railroading after dark across the American West. All this and more in the special combined July-October issue of Railfan & Railroad!

Railfan & Railroad - July-October 2014

RAILFAN vol. 33 No. 7-10/RAILROAD vol. 136 no. 5-9

This Month's Features

24 Springdale Review/Steve Barry
Based primarily on the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad, the 2014 NRHS convention featured an abundance of Alco-powered passenger trains, as well as a special photo freight and visits to area tourist railroads.

28 Finger Lakes Railway/Ben Martin
Launched in 1995, the Finger Lakes Railway operates a network of former New York Central, Lehigh Valley, and Pennsylvania Railroad branch lines across upstate New York.

36 Owosso Train Expo/Steve Barry
No fewer than eight operating locomotives gathered at the Steam Railroading Institute’s campus in Owosso, Michigan, for Train Expo 2014, an event that also featured vintage automobiles and aircraft.

42 Photo Line: Dusk to Dawn/Frank Keller
Many railroad subjects take on a new life after the sun goes down. From ghosts of the Rio Grande, to steamy nights in Nevada, Frank Keller takes us on a tour of railroading after dark.


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Departures/commentary: Alexander Craghead

Preservation Topics/museums and historic groups: Otto M. Vondrak

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

Railroadiana/new products, books and videos

Capitol Lines/news from Washington: Wes Vernon

Railnews/top news stories and photos

Transit Currents/transit news: George M. Smerk

Markers/editorial commentary

Advertising Index/the railfan marketplace

Final Frame


On The Cover

Railfan & RailroadFinger Lakes Railway B23-7 No. 2309 gleams in spring green sunlight as it accelerates west just outside Auburn, N.Y., on May 18, 2013. The 2309 came to the Finger Lakes in Santa Fe’s “bluebonnet” scheme and received its lightning stripes in 2012. A guide to railfanning this scenic upstate short line begins on page 28. BEN MARTIN PHOTO

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