Extra Board

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

Swatara Depot: If Only Its Walls Could Talk

December 1, 2020

Swatara Depot: If Only Its Walls Could Talk

The former Reading depot in Swatara, Pa., has had a long and colorful history serving this small community located between Allentown and Harrisburg.

Moving Out: Farewell to the Dundee Spur

December 1, 2020

Moving Out: Farewell to the Dundee Spur

The former New York & Greenwood Lake Railway equipmen finally moved off the Dundee Spur in Passaic, N.J., on Saturday, October 3, 2020.

A Busy Fall in the Poconos: Railfans Flock to the Alco Empire

December 1, 2020

A Busy Fall in the Poconos: Railfans Flock to the Alco Empire

Fall 2020 provided plenty of color and action for railfans flocking to the Alco Empire in the Poconos Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania.

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.