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Railfan Extra Board - Updated Monthly

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June 2014: All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

By Steve Barry/Photos by the author

Welcome to Railfan Extra Board, a monthly exploration of the passion for trains from many perspectives! Railfan Extra Board welcomes your submissions. We're looking for about 1500 words accompanied by two or three photos. Each photo should be no smaller than 14 inches (or 1024 pixels) across at 72 dpi (no verticals, please). Brief caption information must accompany each photo. Please send your inquiries to the Webmaster for consideration.
Railfan Extra BoardFL9

Death of an FL9

By Steve Barry/Photos by the author
Originally posted May 2013


Railfan Extra BoardValley Railroad

A Dozen Miles in a Decade

By Tom Nanos /Photos by the author
Originally posted April 2013


Railfan Extra BoardJack Delano Photos

Interpreting Jack Delano's iconic photos

By John Gruber/Photos as noted
Originally posted March 2013


Railfan Extra BoardGWI

G&W: The same, but different

By Otto M. Vondrak/Photos as noted
Originally posted February 2013


Railfan Extra BoardMMID

Changing times
on the Maryland Midland

By Steve Barry/Photos by the author
Originally posted January 2013


Railfan Extra BoardGCT

Christmastime in the City

By Steve Barry/Photos by the author
Originally posted December 2013


Railfan Extra BoardCanadian Prairies

Patience at Stony Beach

By Steve Barry/Photos by the author
Originally posted December 2013


Railfan Extra BoardNY&LE

In search of Big Foot

By Otto M. Vondrak/Photos by David Scheiderich
Originally posted October 2013


Railfan Extra BoardVermont

Second chance at Bartonsville

By Gary Knapp/Photos as noted
Originally posted September 2013


Railfan Extra BoardL&N

Connecting the dots

By Ron Flanary/Photos by the author
Originally posted September 2013


Railfan Extra BoardNYSW Steam

A brief encounter with
Susquehanna steam

By Otto M. Vondrak/Photos by the author
Originally posted August 2013


Railfan Extra BoardKrauss-Maffei

The impossible just takes a little longer

By Robert Zenk/Photos as noted
Originally posted July 2013


Railfan Extra BoardConnections to the Past

Connections to the Past

By Otto M. Vondrak/Photos as noted
Originally posted June 2013


Railfan Extra BoardConsider the Commuter

Consider the Commuter

By Otto M. Vondrak/Photos as noted
Originally posted May 2013


Railfan Extra BoardCRPA 2013

Meeting your colleages and mentors

By Alexander Craghead/Photos as noted
Originally posted March 2013


Railfan Extra BoardHas it Been 30 Years?

Has it really been 30 years?

By Otto M. Vondrak/Photos as noted
Originally posted January 2013


Railfan Extra BoardChasing Canadians

Chasing Canadians

By Otto M. Vondrak/Photos by the author
Originally posted December 2012


Railfan Extra BoardAmtrak Turbos

Amtrak's Temporary Turbos

By Steve Barry/Photos by the author
Originally posted November 2012


Railfan Extra BoardEast Broad Top

Un-Spectacular at East Broad Top

By Steve Barry/Photos by the author
Originally posted October 2012


Railfan Extra BoardAndy Fletcher

In his own words: Heritage Units

By Andy Fletcher/Photos by the author
Originally posted September 2012


Railfan Extra BoardJust the Right Time

Just the Right Time

By Michael Harding/Photos by the author
Originally posted August 2012


Railfan Extra BoardThe Early Bird Catches the Worm

The Early Bird Catches the Worm

By Otto M. Vondrak/Photos by the author
Originally posted July 2012


Railfan Extra BoardErased... From Existence!

Erased... From Existence!

By Otto M. Vondrak/Photos by the author
Originally posted June 2012


Railfan Extra BoardThe Comeback Kid:  Buffalo Central Terminal

The Comeback Kid:
Buffalo Central Terminal

By Otto M. Vondrak/Photos as noted
Originally posted May 2012


Railfan Extra BoardNiles Canyon Railway

Is This the Real Life?
Is This Just Fantasy?

By Otto M. Vondrak/Photos by the author
Originally posted April 2012


Railfan Extra BoardLucked Out on the North End

In Defense of the Tin Can Commuter

By Otto M. Vondrak/Photos by the author
Originally posted March 2012


Railfan Extra BoardLucked Out on the North End

Lucked Out on the North End

By Nick Wilson/Photos by the author
Originally posted February 2012


Railfan Extra BoardTrain Time at Matapedia

Train Time at Matapedia

By Gary Knapp/Photos by the author
Originally posted January 2012


Railfan Extra BoardThe North Country's Odd Couple

The North Country's Odd Couple

By Otto M. Vondrak/Photos by the author
Originally posted December 2011


Railfan Extra BoardSilence in Rutland: Epilogue

Silence in Rutland: Epilogue

By Jim Shaughnessy /Photos as noted
Originally posted November 2011


Railfan Extra BoardThe end of Alco's Schenectady Plant

The end of Alco's Schenectady Plant

By Jim Rowland /Photos by the author
Originally posted October 2011


Railfan Extra BoardPostscript to a perfect day

Postscript to a perfect day

By Michael Harding /Photos by the author
Originally posted September 2011


Railfan Extra BoardShove it up the Fifth District

Shove it up the Fifth District

By Brian Schmidt /Photos by the author
Originally posted August 2011


Railfan Extra BoardNew England Geeps in Twilight

New England Geeps in Twilight

By Otto M. Vondrak/Photos by the author
Originally posted July 2011


Railfan Extra BoardA Grand Heritage in Tacoma

A Grand Heritage in Tacoma

By Alexander B. Craghead /Photos by the author
Originally posted June 2011


Railfan Extra BoardGeorgia Mixed Trains

The Georgia Railroad Mixed Trains

By Martin K. O'Toole /photos by the author
Originally posted May 2011


Railfan Extra BoardAmtrak goes Back to the Future

Amtrak goes "Back to the Future"

By Otto M. Vondrak /photos by the author
Originally posted April 2011


Railfan Extra BoardTime Travel in Oregon? Tri-Met Turns to the Venerable Budd RDC

Time Travel in Oregon? TriMet Turns to the Venerable Budd RDC

By Alexander B. Craghead /Photos by the author
Originally posted March 2011


Railfan Extra BoardJim Boyd (1941-2010)

Jim Boyd (1941-2010)

By Mike Del Vecchio /photos as noted
Originally posted February 2011


Railfan Extra BoardNightime Photography of Gary Knapp

Night time on the D&H: "I love it
when a plan comes together..."

By Gary Knapp /photos by the author
Originally posted January 2011


Railfan Extra BoardSlowing Down Time at PD Tower

Slowing Down Time at PD Tower

By Otto M. Vondrak/photos by the author
Originally posted December 2010


Railfan Extra BoardDavid Plowden's Imprint on Railroad Photography

David Plowden's Imprint
on Railroad Photography

By Alexander Craghead/photos by David Plowden
Originally posted November 2010


Railfan Extra BoardAlone with BNSF  in the Columbia River Gorge

Alone with BNSF in
the Columbia River Gorge

by Otto M. Vondrak/photos by the author
Originally posted October 2010


Railfan Extra BoardIowa Traction: It's Electric! (Boogie-Woogie-Woogie)

Iowa Traction: It's Electric!
(Boogie-Woogie-Woogie)

by Otto M. Vondrak/photos by the author
Originally posted September 2010


Railfan Extra BoardConway Scenic Railroad

Changing of the guard
in the White Mountains

by Otto M. Vondrak/photos by the author
Originally posted August 2010


Railfan Extra BoardLivonia, Avon & Lakeville

A sweet success story
in Western New York

by Otto M. Vondrak/photos by the author
Originally posted July 2010


Railfan Extra BoardBNSF

Last Light at 12th Street

by Alexander Craghead/photos by the author
Originally posted June 2010


Railfan Extra BoardMetro-North

Solitude Above Milepost 53

by Otto M. Vondrak/photos by the author
Originally posted May 2010


Railfan Extra BoardConrail

Conrail is Fading Away...

by Otto M. Vondrak/photos by the author
Originally posted April 2010


Railfan Extra BoardMBTA and SEPTA

They May Be Vintage,
But It's No Museum

by Otto M. Vondrak/photos by the author
Originally posted March 2010


Railfan Extra BoardCatskill Mountain Railroad and Delaware & Ulster Railroad

Revival of the
Rip Van Winkle Railroads

by Otto M. Vondrak/photos by the author
Originally posted February 2010




 
 

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