Extra Board

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

A Look at the New Acela II

April 15, 2021

A Look at the New Acela II

Amtrak celebrates a half century of service to America with the forthcoming introduction of its new Acela II trainsets constructed by Alstom in Hornell, N.Y.

East Broad Top Revives Winter Spectacular

April 15, 2021

East Broad Top Revives Winter Spectacular

East Broad Top Railroad and Rockhill Trolley Museum teamed up on February 20, 2021, to bring back to life the legendary Winter Spectacular.

Winter on the Youngstown & Southeastern Railroad

April 15, 2021

Winter on the Youngstown & Southeastern Railroad

The winter of 2021 was surprisingly busy for the Youngstown & Southeastern, with demolition debris adding much-needed traffic to this Ohio short line.

The Bridges of Hudson County

March 26, 2021

The Bridges of Hudson County

Hudson County in New Jersey is surrounded by rivers, requiring a network of bridges and tunnels to support rail and highway commerce and travel. Named for Henry Hudson, a sea captain who explored the area in 1609, the county is part of New Jersey’s Gateway Region in the New York metropolitan area.

Rent-A-Railroad for a Day! Middletown & Hummelstown Charter

February 16, 2021

Rent-A-Railroad for a Day! Middletown & Hummelstown Charter

The author arranged his first-ever photo charter for a private group of friends on the Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad totally on a whim, in an effort to capture the line’s unique segment of street-running track in operation.

Moynihan Train Hall Debuts in Manhattan

February 16, 2021

Moynihan Train Hall Debuts in Manhattan

The long-awaited $1.6 Billion Daniel Patrick Moynihan Train Hall at Amtrak’s New York Pennsylvania Station opened to the public on January 1, 2021.

The Long Life and Slow Death of Cokemaking in Erie, Pennsylvania

February 16, 2021

The Long Life and Slow Death of Cokemaking in Erie, Pennsylvania

A merchant producer of high-quality foundry coke sold to the automotive and steel industries, Erie Coke Corp. ceased operations on December 19, 2019, ending 186 years of coke production in the city of Erie, Pa.

Railfanning the Massachusetts Central Railroad

January 20, 2021

Railfanning the Massachusetts Central Railroad

Massachusetts Central took over the contract to operate this former Boston & Albany branch from Conrail in 1979.

Notable Progress at  the East Broad Top

January 20, 2021

Notable Progress at the East Broad Top

After nearly eight previous seasons of suspended operations, the staff of the newly-formed organization has taken on the task of restoring everything, and seemingly all of the work is ongoing simultaneously.

Fairport, N.Y., Debuts Train Viewing Pavilion

January 20, 2021

Fairport, N.Y., Debuts Train Viewing Pavilion

The Albert H. Knapp Rotary Pavilion in Fairport, New York, located at milepost 361 on CSX’s Rochester Subdivision, is an new location to safely view CSX freight and Amtrak passenger trains on this busy former New York Central line.