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Issue 405

Tennessee Pass Update
The latest on when, and why, this Colorado railroad landmark will close.

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R ich Farewell

NJ Transit's Critical Encounters
A c ommuter railroad helps train crews cope with the aftermath of deadly accidents.

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Randy Woods

DEPA R T M E N T S

J oe Greenstein

BNSF's Scenic and Busy Thayer Sub
From the Ozarks to the Delta on a busy section of the old Frisco.

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Bob Plough and Randy Woods, M.D.

Air Brakes Simplified
A l ocomotive engineer presents a short course in understanding air brakes.

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AI Krug

Railfanning 1 0 1
Our features editor goes railfanning.

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ABOVE: Frisco 4-8-2 1 522 pounds on BN's Thayer Sub.

Katie Norton

covm: A pair of AC4400CWs blasts into the Royal Gorge
portion of SP's Tennessee Pass Une. R.C. Farewell photo

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