Extra Board

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

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.

Western New York Fantrip Trifecta

October 27, 2021

Western New York Fantrip Trifecta

Three rare-mileage trips were chartered on short lines in Western New York, including Falls Road Railroad, New York & Lake Erie, and Arcade & Attica.

Streetcar 790  Progress Report

October 27, 2021

Streetcar 790 Progress Report

The ultimate goal for this massive job is to put 790 back into operating condition so that one day it will run again, this time on the tracks and under the overhead catenary of the Lackawanna County Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton.

Charlotte Opens Gold Line Streetcar Extension

October 27, 2021

Charlotte Opens Gold Line Streetcar Extension

Charlotte Area Transit System opened Phase II of its $150 million CityLynx Gold Line streetcar extension on August 30, 2021.