RAILROADS ILLUSTRATED ANNUAL 2016: Enjoy 100 pages of exciting railroad photography from yesterday and today. This year’s edition features Gordon Glattenberg, Sam Philips, Ron Flanary, Alex Mayes, plus Day in North America 2015 and 2016!
The date for this year’s DINA event is April 16, 2016. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate, but come rain or shine (or whatever crazy weather comes your way), get out there during the 24-hour period of April 16 and shoot your favorite road, location, locomotive, station, railroader, signal, and more.
Change is present in every facet of our lives; it is inevitable. When I received new assignment at Langley AFB in Hampton, Va., it gave me the chance to discover CSX’s Peninsula Subdivision, its coal heritage, and some changes the railroad endured itself. From a native Westerner, I found what was most impressive of all was the subdivision’s coal prowess. That prowess dates back to the railway’s inception nearly 134 years ago.
In 2012, news quickly spread that Ontario Southland Railway had picked up a former VIA Rail FP9 and planned to put it in service. As if the news couldn’t get any better, word came a year later that another pair of long-retired FP9s had arrived on the property. OSR’s shops have done a lot of painstaking work to get the “three amigos” operational again, including searching for many hard-to-locate parts.