JULY 2020: Alexander D. Mitchell IV takes us on a tour of Norfolk Southern’s Selingrove Industrial Track, a Pennsylvania branch line that retains much of its classic charm. We take a weekend jaunt along the Black River & Western’s freight operations, and follow the action on the Western New York & Pennsylvania as “Big Sixes” haul a long hopper train to storage. All this and more in the July issue of Railpace Newsmagazine!

Skanska Contract for the South Coast Rail Expansion, Fall River Secondary Line

Skanska Contract for the South Coast Rail Expansion, Fall River Secondary Line

kanska has, as part of a joint venture with D.W. White Construction, signed a contract with Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to build the Fall River Secondary Line, the first major package of the South Coast Rail Phase 1 Expansion in Massachusetts.


Western New York & Pennsylvania “Big Sixes” Strut East From  Meadville to  Salamanca

Western New York & Pennsylvania “Big Sixes” Strut East From Meadville to Salamanca

Railfan photographers were out in force when it was learned that Western New York & Pennsylvania would move 128 empty coal hoppers east from Meadville, Pa., for storage on May 2.


Norfolk Southern’s Selingrove Industrial: A Lonely Branch

Norfolk Southern’s Selingrove Industrial: A Lonely Branch

Located in Pennsylvania’s Snyder County, Norfolk Southern’s Selinsgrove Industrial retains much of the look and feel of a classic branch line operation.


Switch Saturday on the Black River & Western

Switch Saturday on the Black River & Western

While many short lines operate a weekday-only schedules, the Black River & Western regularly fields a crew on Saturday using an EMD end-cab switcher.


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