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FEBRUARY 2012 RAILFAN VOL. 31 No. 2/RAILROAD vol. 133 no. 11


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FROM CORNELL RED TO CORMAN RED: R.J. Corman provides an opportunity to once again see red diesels serving the industrial area around Allentown, Pennsylvania, formerly operated by the Lehigh Valley. OLEV TAREMAE


This Month’s Features


12 Back Home Again/Steve Barry High hood EMD’s still roam on the Winchester & Western.


26 Lexington Meet in Knoxville/Chase Gunnoe Historic steam and diesel locomotives gathered in Kentucky for the Lexington Group’s annual meeting.


30 Red Diesels Return to Allentown/Olev Taremae The ghosts of the Lehigh Valley Railroad provide photo props with a real sense of place for R.J. Corman’s switching operations.


44 On the Cover


TriMet's MAX Light Rail passes by the Rockwood/East 188th station in Portland, Oregon. The station features "Rockwood Sunrise," a rooftop art installation that may be the most striking in the region. The author takes us on a whirlwind tour of Portland’s transit to see if the entire system can be covered in one day. PHOTO BY ALEXANDER B. CRAGHEAD


36 Portland Transit Challenge/Alexander B. Craghead Portland, Oregon’s rail transit system has been steadily expanding over the last 20 years... Is it too big to be covered in one day?


44 Four Little Grasshoppers/John H. White, Jr. As one of the first railroads in America, the Baltimore & Ohio developed one of the first successful steam locomotive designs.


Departments


4 Departures/commentary: Alexander Craghead 7 On the Menu/dining by rail: James D. Porterfield


13 Lineside Legacy/preservation: Jeff Terry 16 Capitol Lines/news from Washington: Wes Vernon 20 Railnews/top news stories and photos 48 Transit Currents/transit news: George M. Smerk 50 Railroadiana/new products, books and videos 54 Markers/editorial commentary 57 Advertising Index/the railfan marketplace 58 Final Frame


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