Extra Board

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

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.

Mass Bay RRE’s Lochmere Limited

December 18, 2020

Mass Bay RRE’s Lochmere Limited

Mass Bay RRE sponsored the Lochmere Limited rail excursion on October 31, 2020, over rare mileage of the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad from Meredith south to Lochmere, New Hampshire.

New Amtrak Station for Downtown Buffalo

December 18, 2020

New Amtrak Station for Downtown Buffalo

Amtrak’s new facility at Exchange Street in Buffalo, N.Y., officially opened to the public in a modest ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 8, 2020.

Steam Strikes Back! Strasburg Rail Road Celebrates 60 Years

December 18, 2020

Steam Strikes Back! Strasburg Rail Road Celebrates 60 Years

On the weekend of October 16-18, 2020, the Strasburg Rail Road marked its 60 year heritage as a tourist railroad with a series of photo charters titled “Steam Strikes Back.”

Swatara Depot: If Only Its Walls Could Talk

December 1, 2020

Swatara Depot: If Only Its Walls Could Talk

The former Reading depot in Swatara, Pa., has had a long and colorful history serving this small community located between Allentown and Harrisburg.

Moving Out: Farewell to the Dundee Spur

December 1, 2020

Moving Out: Farewell to the Dundee Spur

The former New York & Greenwood Lake Railway equipmen finally moved off the Dundee Spur in Passaic, N.J., on Saturday, October 3, 2020.

A Busy Fall in the Poconos: Railfans Flock to the Alco Empire

December 1, 2020

A Busy Fall in the Poconos: Railfans Flock to the Alco Empire

Fall 2020 provided plenty of color and action for railfans flocking to the Alco Empire in the Poconos Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania.

Vermont Railway Detours Over New England Central

November 17, 2020

Vermont Railway Detours Over New England Central

To avoid tunnel construction in Middlebury, Vt., Vermont Railway detour trains ran from Burlington to Bellows Falls over the rails of New England Central Railroad.