Extra Board

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

Treefall Cripples NJ Transit’s Morris & Essex Line

April 20, 2022

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

April 20, 2022

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

April 14, 2022

CSX Honors First Responders

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

Railfanning the North Fork of Long Island, Part 2: Riverhead to Greenport

April 1, 2022

Railfanning the North Fork of Long Island, Part 2: Riverhead to Greenport

The eastern end of Long Island features rural scenery that includes small bridges, pine barrens, colorful buildings, and charming North Fork villages that form the backdrop for Long Island Rail Road and New York & Atlantic operations.

Farewell to New York’s R-32 Subway Cars

March 4, 2022

Farewell to New York’s R-32 Subway Cars

On January 9, 2022, a train of NYCTA R-32 subway cars made four round trips on the Brighton and Second Avenue Lines, closing the books on 58 years of revenue service.

Railfanning the North Fork of Long Island, Part 1: Ronkonkoma to Calverton

March 1, 2022

Railfanning the North Fork of Long Island, Part 1: Ronkonkoma to Calverton

Overlooked by railfans, Long Island Rail Road’s Greenport Branch features freight and passenger trains on the scenic North Fork of Long Island.

Railfanning the NS Southern Tier Line Part 2: Hornell to Gang Mills

February 4, 2022

Railfanning the NS Southern Tier Line Part 2: Hornell to Gang Mills

In the next installment of our series railfanning Norfolk Southern’s Southern Tier Line, we follow the line from Hornell to Gang Mills.

The Telford Swap

February 4, 2022

The Telford Swap

East Penn Railways and Pennsylvania Northeastern perform a rare short line-to-short line interchange at Telford, Pa., on the former Reading Railroad.

Railfanning the NS Southern Tier Line Part 1: Buffalo to Hornell

January 25, 2022

Railfanning the NS Southern Tier Line Part 1: Buffalo to Hornell

How to railfan Norfolk Southern’s scenic and challenging former Erie Railroad Southern Tier Line from Buffalo to Hornell.

Eagle Bridge Station Restoration Underway

December 6, 2021

Eagle Bridge Station Restoration Underway

More than 30 railfans from across the Northeast came together on October 2 to start the clean up and restoration of the former Boston & Maine depot at Eagle Bridge, New York.