Trains October 2017

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Cumbres and those sheep
By Jim Wrinn
The Rio Grande narrow gauge is not complete without the sheep on Cumbres

Intermodal mystery
By David Ibata
How science saved the double-stack train

If the wall could talk
By George W. Hamlin
What did the fading wall along Norfolk Southern’s ex-Norfolk & Western Shenandoah line at Buena Vista, Va., see over the years?

Map of the Month: No. 261’s travels, 1993-2017
By Steve Glischinski
From restoration to the present, this Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 has roamed the rails

Ride this experiment
By Bob Tuzik
Why New York’s Flushing Line is the high-tonnage laboratory ideal for transit testing

The long wait
By Kevin N. Tomasic
An old hopper sits off the rails in an abandoned East Broad Top yard in Mount Union, Pa., waiting for the crew to come back and rerail it

Time is up
By Bob Johnston
Scorecard on stimulus projects: Some home runs, no grand slams, a few big strikeouts

Sunday in the Sun Lounge
By Joseph L Oates
After all these years, one railroader’s dream comes true

In My Own Words: Zipper
By Norman Resor
Never underestimate the loyalty of a railroad dog, especially when danger strikes
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