Trains May 2020


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survival of the most desperate and wild @TrainsMagazine @trains_magazine To change, we are taught at a young age, is to survive. Dinosaurs and woolly mammoths couldn’t and perished. Birds and other creatures did and are still with us. In railroading, change has been happening in a significant way for 100 years since automobiles and passable roads brought about competition. Thousands of miles of track went away, diesel replaced steam, automation supplanted workers. But in a remote corner of southwest Colorado, change has been more gradual and a feisty resilience has preserved two segments of Rio Grande’s once vast narrow gauge network that was given up for dead in 1968. Over the past 52 years, a series of disasters — fire, flood, finances, drought, and others — that would have shuttered any other railroad enterprise have befallen either or both the…

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ASK TRAINS Subscribers can find out the answers to questions in our online “Ask TRAINS” segment. Photo by Steve Sweeney TRAINS NEWS WIRE Subscribers can access all the latest railroad industry news and updates to stories daily. Photo by David Lassen TRAINS BLOGS Check out what TRAINS’ staff and contributors say about railroads and train-watching. Photo by George W. Hamlin TRAINS PRESENTS Follow along and watch all the action in our video series that covers a range of railroad events and topics Follow us on @trains_magazine TRAINS Magazine (issn 0041-0934, usps 529-850) is published monthly by Kalmbach Media Co., 21027 Crossroads Circle, P.O. Box 1612, Waukesha, WI, 53187-1612. Periodicals postage paid at Waukesha, Wis., and at additional offices. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to TRAINS, P.O. Box 8520, Big Sandy, TX 75755. Canada Publication Mail Agreement #40010760.…

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Letter BURLINGTON NORTHERN SURVIVOR I greatly enjoyed Tom Danneman’s article, “Burlington Northern Power” [pages 28-33, March]. The Chile-based company, Ferro-carril del Pacífico S.A. or Fepasa, has six former Burlington Northern SD40-2s in service, all rebuilt locally. Regauged to 5 feet, 6 inches with the long hood lowered and lengthened to accommodate the loading gauge, the locomotives haul mineral concentrate trains in daily service. Alan Miller, Santiago, Chile Fixes November 2019 Page 32: The railroad that offered to let Westinghouse install the air-brake equipment in the Steubenville passenger trainset in 1868 was misstated. The Panhandle Railroad hosted the air-brake test. December 2019 Pages 54-55: The start-up date and route were incorrect. The Delmarva Central Railroad started operation in mid-December 2016. U.S. 13 runs parallel to the majority of the Delmarva Central main line. The brewery’s location was incorrect. The…

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east broad top saved, will run again

A NEW NONPROFIT FOUNDATION has purchased the East Broad Top Railroad, intending to restore and return to operation the East’s most historic narrow gauge line. The EBT Foundation Inc.’s purchase includes 27 miles of the original 33-mile main line in central Pennsylvania, along with the historic shops, roundhouse, station/office building, and yard in Rockhill Furnace, Pa. Rolling stock includes six Baldwin 2-8-2s built from 1911 to 1920. The foundation purchased the railroad from the Kovalchick Salvage Co. of Indiana, Pa. The Kovalchick family, first under Nick, then under his son Joseph, has owned the East Broad Top since it ended common-carrier service in 1956 and operated a tourist railroad from 1960 to 2011. Financial terms were not disclosed. The sale ends decades of speculation and uncertainty over the future of the line, a…

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new gm has long-standing ties to east broad top

BRAD ESPOSITO HAS WORKED for the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad for 20 years, and has been a member of the Friends of the East Broad Top for just as long. Now, he’s combining those extensive track records to become the general manager of the East Broad Top Railroad, now owned by the non-profit EBT Foundation Inc. Esposito was the last employee hired by the Pittsburg & Shawmut Railroad before it was absorbed into the Buffalo & Pittsburgh by shortline holding company Genesee & Wyoming, and is the last remaining employee from the P&S roster. He spent 12 years on the Buffalo & Pittsburgh as a locomotive engineer, followed by eight years in management. If anything, his roots with the EBT run even deeper. “My grandparents brought my dad here in the ’60s,” he…

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amtrak names flynn as new ceo

IN SOMETHING OF A SURPRISE, Amtrak has named William Flynn, chairman and former CEO of Atlas Air Worldwide and a former CSX executive, as its next chief executive. Flynn was set to take over in mid-April from Richard Anderson, who will remain through the end of 2020 as an advisor. “Bill is the right executive to lead us into the future,” Amtrak board chairman Tony Coscia said in a news release. “… Bill has a consistent track record of growing and improving complex transportation businesses. We are confident he will build upon the strong foundation of record-setting growth and improvement set by the board, Richard, and the entire Amtrak team.” Flynn will be the passenger railroad’s third CEO in less than three years, following Wick Moorman, who retired at the end of 2017,…