Winter 2020


In this Issue

Rails Across the Lower Lakes

Less famous than their Lake Michigan cousins, railroad car ferries sailed Lakes Erie and Ontario for more than half a century.

'Madam, this is not the smoking lounge.'

A trip on the Southern’s Asheville Special becomes part of a family’s lore

Disappearing delta blues

Rails retreat from the lonely flatlands south of Sacramento

Color from a Black-and-White pioneer

Donald W. Furler helped write the “rules” of action photography in the 1930s and ’40s, then tried color in the ’50s.

What's in a photo?

New York Central 4-8-2 westbound at Waterloo, Ind., 1949

Working for the Penn Central

A passion for trains as a college student turned into a brief railroad career

Ingles Color Classics: Santa Fe, all the way to the 1964 Rose Bowl

Rides on AT&SF’s two transcontinental routes opened up new vistas

Best of everything

The Chicago Division was small in mileage but immense in its impact on the C&NW