AUGUST 2021: Often called “America’s Freight Train,” Reading & Northern’s TRain NRFF (North Reading Fast Freight) has quickly become a prime railfan attraction in the Northeast with its reliable schedule and standard-cab diesel power. In Part 1, the editors of Railpace explore the route from North Reading to Jim Thorpe Junction. Alex Mayes takes us on a tour of the restored Blue Ridge Tunnel Park, and we head south to North Carolina and a special visit to the Aberdeen, Carolina & Western. All this plus the latest photos and news stories from across the Northeast in the August issue of Railpace Newsmagazine!

Norfolk Southern aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensity 42% by 2034

Norfolk Southern aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensity 42% by 2034

Norfolk Southern Corporation today announced its science-based target to achieve a 42% reduction in scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 2034 from a 2019 base year. This commitment is another step in the company’s ongoing journey to build a more sustainable future.


America’s Freight Train: Reading & Northern’s NRFF Fast Freight: Part 1

America’s Freight Train: Reading & Northern’s NRFF Fast Freight: Part 1

Reading & Northern’s North Reading Fast Freight – symboled NRFF – has become one of the most popular attractions in the Northeast thanks to its published regular schedule and trains hauled by standard cab diesels.


Aberdeen, Carolina & Western Open House

Aberdeen, Carolina & Western Open House

The Aberdeen, Caorlina & Western welcomed invited guests for a tour of their massive shop complex at Candor and an all day excursion featuring their newly repainted EMD F-units acquired from Norfolk Southern.


New Life for a Very Old Tunnel: Exploring Blue Ridge Tunnel

New Life for a Very Old Tunnel: Exploring Blue Ridge Tunnel

Historic Blue Ridge Tunnel beneath Rockfish Gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia is now a public park administered by the Nelson County Parks and Recreation Department.


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