MAY 2022: Photographers got their first chance to photograph former Chesapeake & Ohio 4-6-6-2 no. 1309 in action on Western Maryland Scenic Railway this past February, plus an additional private charter sponsored by McHugh Bros. All this plus the latest photos and news stories from across the Northeast in the May issue of Railpace Newsmagazine!

SEPTA Releases Options For Future Of Regional Rail

SEPTA Releases Options For Future Of Regional Rail

SEPTA released three potential options for a long-term vision for Regional Rail. This marks phase two of Reimagining Regional Rail – SEPTA’s project to make its rail system more useful for more people. Reimagining Regional Rail is a key initiative of SEPTA Forward, the Authority’s Strategic Plan, to create a “lifestyle transit network” of all-day, all-week frequent service to destinations across the region.


Treefall Cripples NJ Transit’s Morris & Essex Line

Treefall Cripples NJ Transit’s Morris & Essex Line

A massive six-foot diameter tree fell during a storm on March 7, 2022, damaging infrastructure and interrupting service on NJ Transit’s busy Morris & Essex Line.


Western Maryland Scenic Operates First Charter with WMSR 2-6-6-2 No. 1309

Western Maryland Scenic Operates First Charter with WMSR 2-6-6-2 No. 1309

After a long multi-year restoration process, Chesapeake & Ohio 2-6-6-2 1309 hauled its first photo charter on Western Maryland Scenic Railway this past February.


CSX Honors First Responders

CSX Honors First Responders

During the past few years, several Class-1s have decorated locomotives to honor the fire and EMS service first responders.


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