Trains December 2017

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Company time
By Kevin N. Tomasic
I’m on the road quite a bit making sales calls for my employer, and occasionally might find a train to chase when my business is done

White out
By Dick Dorn
Fighting winter on Union Pacific’s Donner crossing takes a special breed of railroader

Map of the Month: Track gauges of the world
By Bill Metzger
See the predominant gauge for each nation, and the miles of track

The Ski Train’s Grande return

By Justin Franz
Nearly a decade after it last ran, Amtrak and Winter Park, Colo., team up to bring back a Denver tradition

Two old rivals
By Denny Hamilton
Amtrak’s 'Empire Builder' evokes the rail-river rivalry of a century before, as it passes within sight of the steamboat 'American Queen'

John Helbok’s great steam photos
By Oren B. Helbok
A son reflects on his father’s 1960s-1980s steam photos

The dead and dying

By George W. Hamlin
Railfans in the 1960s were familiar with this phrase, as passenger service was restructured and traces of the glory years vanished

In My Own Words: Living the dream
By Hal Clason
Three tales from a 1940s Santa Fe locomotive fireman
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