Railpace 101

To assist our readers in understanding what it takes to get their photos published in Railpace Newsmagazine, we have come up with a series of guides to help instruct you in nine different areas. Please click on a section below to read each guide.

MTA Metro-North Railroad Announces Significant Post-Isaias Service Restorations for Friday, Aug. 7

August 6, 2020

MTA Metro-North Railroad Announces Significant Post-Isaias Service Restorations for Friday, Aug. 7

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that it expects to restore full-length New Haven Line service tomorrow morning at 5 a.m. with trains operating between Grand Central Terminal and New Haven and all intermediate stations. At the same time, Harlem Line service will extend six miles northward, to Chappaqua and Mt. Kisco.

NJ TRANSIT Crews Making Progress To Restore Service After Extensive Storm Damage

August 5, 2020

NJ TRANSIT Crews Making Progress To Restore Service After Extensive Storm Damage

NJ TRANSIT crews, working through the night, have been making progress in clearing more than 250 downed trees to allow additional rail lines to open.  In addition to the previously announced Northeast Corridor resuming service at 10:00 a.m. utilizing a weekend schedule, the Raritan Valley, Main/Bergen County and Pascack Valley Lines will also resume service at 10:00 a.m. on weekend schedules

July 27, 2020

Reading & Northern Passenger Trains Return to Jim Thorpe

Reading & Northern is bringing passenger trains back to Jim Thorpe, Pa. starting August 14 2020!

Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending July 4, 2020

July 8, 2020

Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending July 4, 2020

he Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 4, 2020.  For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 437,989 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.4 percent compared with the same week last year. 

Amtrak Silver Star and Silver Meteor Schedule Changes

July 6, 2020

Amtrak Silver Star and Silver Meteor Schedule Changes

Effective on July 6 the Silver Meteor and Silver Star will now operate on alternating days, offering one daily train between New York and Miami.

NJ Transit Announces Major PTC Milestone Achievement:

June 30, 2020

NJ Transit Announces Major PTC Milestone Achievement:

NJ TRANSIT has advanced its Positive Train Control (PTC) program into the Extended Revenue Service Demonstration (ERSD) phase.  The achievement follows successful completion of the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) requirement to perform 384 error-free test runs in the demonstration area between Denville and Summit. 

MTA Metro-North Railroad Welcomes Visitors Back to Grand Central Terminal With New ‘GCTtracks’ Spotify Channel and Live Pianist

June 23, 2020

MTA Metro-North Railroad Welcomes Visitors Back to Grand Central Terminal With New ‘GCTtracks’ Spotify Channel and Live Pianist

Trains pulling in and out, train departure announcements echoing through the concourse, and the ambient hustle and bustle of visitors all make up the typical Grand Central Terminal soundtrack. To help ease back into the daily routine, New York’s most iconic transit hub launches a dedicated Spotify channel featuring a variety of playlists for commuters and visitors to enjoy as they return to everyday life

CP donates $1 million to four North American charities providing critical supplies and relief in the COVID-19 battle

May 4, 2020

CP donates $1 million to four North American charities providing critical supplies and relief in the COVID-19 battle

Canadian Pacific  is donating $1 million to four North American charities working on the front lines to help people impacted by COVID-19. In Canada, CP will donate C$350,000 to The Frontline Fund and C$250,000 to Food Banks Canada. In the U.S., CP will donate US$250,000 to Feeding America and up to US$150,000 in matching funds to the American Red Cross. 

9: Location and Photo Composition

February 28, 2020

9: Location and Photo Composition

Railpace is a news magazine, and the best photos are those with “wow” factor that catch your attention and begin to tell the story even before you even get to the caption.

8: Railpace Photo Selection Process

February 28, 2020

8: Railpace Photo Selection Process

Contributors occasionally ask us just how we do photo selection for Railpace each month. It’s actually a matrix of subject matter, timeliness, composition, technical quality, and individual participation.