MARCH 2021: The friendly Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad in Pennsylvania is the perfect setting for a photo freight charter with friends. Photographer David Blazejewski shares his experiences organizing his first charter event, while Andrew Grahl and Robert Sartain take us on a tour of the new Moynihan Train Hall at New York Penn Station. We also explore the history of the oldest industrial coke producer in Erie, Pennsylvania, which shut down at the end of 2020. All this and more in the March issue of Railpace Newsmagazine!

Railroads Stake Out Positions on Addressing Climate Change

Railroads Stake Out Positions on Addressing Climate Change

he Association of American Railroads (AAR) outlined   policy proposals aimed at safely and effectively combatting climate change. As the leader in fuel-efficient surface transportation, railroads know more must be done to drive down greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Armed with the right policies, railroads – and the nation – can make real progress toward a cleaner, more sustainable economy.


Rent-A-Railroad for a Day! Middletown & Hummelstown Charter

Rent-A-Railroad for a Day! Middletown & Hummelstown Charter

The author arranged his first-ever photo charter for a private group of friends on the Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad totally on a whim, in an effort to capture the line’s unique segment of street-running track in operation.


Moynihan Train Hall Debuts in Manhattan

Moynihan Train Hall Debuts in Manhattan

The long-awaited $1.6 Billion Daniel Patrick Moynihan Train Hall at Amtrak’s New York Pennsylvania Station opened to the public on January 1, 2021.


The Long Life and Slow Death of Cokemaking in Erie, Pennsylvania

The Long Life and Slow Death of Cokemaking in Erie, Pennsylvania

A merchant producer of high-quality foundry coke sold to the automotive and steel industries, Erie Coke Corp. ceased operations on December 19, 2019, ending 186 years of coke production in the city of Erie, Pa.


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