Trains September 2016

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Railroading for 60 years
By Chase Gunnoe
Hired out on the Virginian in 1956, Pete Hypes has no plans to retire

Smoke plumes & mushroom clouds
By Roger Cook
Uncle Sam brought one railfan to see the narrow gauge late in its life

South Dakota success
By Jerry Huddleston
Facing a loss of vital rail service, the state government finds a solution

Marking the moment
By David E. Baer
Burlington Northern F45s fill in on the Utah Railway over Soldier Summit in the mid-’80s

Controlling the Corridor
By Al DiCenso
How Amtrak keeps trains where they need to be

Map of the Month: Routes of the Freedom Trains
By Bill Metzger
Follow the complex paths of the train and its successor

Freedom Train: 40 years later
By S R Bush And David C Lester
Memories of a once-in-a-lifetime tour — behind steam

OS, A Cabin
By Ron Flanary
A photo inspires a painting of a C&O passenger train in Alleghany, Va.

In My Own Words: Last chance to ride
By David Kelsch
A freight agent takes in a cab ride on the Ohio Central
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