Extra Board

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

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

June 17, 2020

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

June 17, 2020

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

June 17, 2020

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.

Railfanning the North Jersey Coast Line

May 22, 2020

Railfanning the North Jersey Coast Line

This feature will primarily explore the many photographic opportunities along the scenic NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line from Long Branch to Bay Head.

Railfanning the Buffalo & Pittsburgh: Salamanca to Johnsonburg

April 23, 2020

Railfanning the Buffalo & Pittsburgh: Salamanca to Johnsonburg

Winding its way through the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania, the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad offers a bastion of classic railroading running amongst rich scenery and vintage Baltimore & Ohio signals.

New Pedestrian Walkway Opens on Goethals Bridge

April 23, 2020

New Pedestrian Walkway Opens on Goethals Bridge

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey opened the pedestrian/cyclist walkway on the new Goethals Bridge on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

New York & Greenwood Lake Dundee Spur Cleanout

April 23, 2020

New York & Greenwood Lake Dundee Spur Cleanout

Time has finally run out for the old Erie Railroad Dundee Spur, operated by New York & Greenwood Lake Railway from 1992 through 2012. At the end of February 2020, the site was cleared out for future development.

Hershey’s Cocoa Bean Silos

March 16, 2020

Hershey’s Cocoa Bean Silos

Morning trains are ideal for getting the best images of the Hershey silos looming over an eastbound train. Norfolk Southern’s black diesels stand out quite nicely against the tan colored silos.

Railfan Hot Spot: North Philadelphia Station

March 16, 2020

Railfan Hot Spot: North Philadelphia Station

Although much has changed in the ensuing decades, the North Philadelphia Station remains a hot spot today and is worthy of a visit, featuring Amtrak, SEPTA, NJ Transit, and Conrail Shared Assets.

The Grand Reunion: A Maine Two-Footer Winter Weekend

March 16, 2020

The Grand Reunion: A Maine Two-Footer Winter Weekend

Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum, and Maine Locomotive & Machine Works collaborated to organize the Grand Reunion of narrow gauge steam.