Extra Board

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

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.

Railfanning the Rochester & Southern

July 20, 2020

Railfanning the Rochester & Southern

Extending from urban Rochester, New York, to the lush farm fields and rural landscapes of western New York State, the Genesee & Wyoming-owned Rochester & Southern Railroad operates the line that launched this short line conglomerate.

Amtrak Acela 21 Dynamic Testing Begins

July 20, 2020

Amtrak Acela 21 Dynamic Testing Begins

After months of preparation, the second next-generation high-speed Amtrak Acela trainset made its public debut along Philadelphia’s Main Line on May 28, 2020.

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.