Extra Board

Welcome to Railpace’s Extra Board! Here you will find previews from features published in our magazine monthly.

Vermont Railway Detours Over New England Central

November 17, 2020

Vermont Railway Detours Over New England Central

To avoid tunnel construction in Middlebury, Vt., Vermont Railway detour trains ran from Burlington to Bellows Falls over the rails of New England Central Railroad.

Genesee Valley Transportation Dedicates New Von Storch Shop in Scranton

November 17, 2020

Genesee Valley Transportation Dedicates New Von Storch Shop in Scranton

Genesee Valley Transportation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new $2.6 million Von Storch Locomotive Shop in the Green Ridge section of Scranton, Pa., on September 24, 2020.

Lackawanna Alco HH660 409 Acquired by Genesee Valley Transportation

November 17, 2020

Lackawanna Alco HH660 409 Acquired by Genesee Valley Transportation

Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Alco HH660 409 returned home to Scranton, Pa., on August 12, 2020. Genesee Valley Transportation acquired the 80-year old unit, built in April 1940 from locomotive leaser NWIX.

Railfanning Finger Lakes Railway’s Geneva-Solvay Job

September 15, 2020

Railfanning Finger Lakes Railway’s Geneva-Solvay Job

The primary train over the former New York Central Auburn Road between Geneva and Syracuse is symbol GS-2. This train operates from the Finger Lakes’ Geneva Yard eastward across the line to Solvay Yard just west of Syracuse, where it returns to Geneva.

East Broad Top Celebrates 60 Years As Tourist Line

September 15, 2020

East Broad Top Celebrates 60 Years As Tourist Line

To mark the 60th anniversary of its opening as a tourist railroad, the East Broad Top Railroad held a three-day celebration August 13-15, 2020. The event also celebrated the purchase of the railroad by the new EBT Foundation.

Mertztown Station Open House

September 15, 2020

Mertztown Station Open House

The Longswamp Historical Society held an open house at the train station in Mertztown, Pa., on Sunday, August 2, 2020. Local residents and railfans visited the station this day to get a glimpse of the past and see what the inside looked like before the society relocates it.

Reading & Northern F-Units Debut

August 24, 2020

Reading & Northern F-Units Debut

Reading & Northern’s handsome pair of former Norfolk Southern F-units made their long awaited debut on a three day Office Car Special during Independence Day weekend, July 3-5, 2020.

The Blue Barns of Buffalo… And Beyond

August 24, 2020

The Blue Barns of Buffalo… And Beyond

When Canadian Pacific completed its purchase of the Central Maine & Quebec on June 3, many observers believed the rare GMD SD40-2F cowl units we destined for the scrap heap.

CSX Market Street Branch

August 24, 2020

CSX Market Street Branch

What would eventually become Balitmore & Ohio’s (and later CSX) Market Street Branch in Wilmington, Del., began life as the Wilmington & Western in the 1870s.

Restoration Work Progresses at East Broad Top Railroad

July 20, 2020

Restoration Work Progresses at East Broad Top Railroad

Work to rehabilitate the yard tracks, buildings and other essential railroad infrastructure has been proceeding at a brisk pace at the East Broad Top Railroad in Orbisonia, Pa. Dormant since 2011, the railroad was purchased by The EBT Foundation, Inc., in February 2020.