Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
The Rectangle - by Andrews. Nelson - Located in the Mississippi River valley in Illinois and Iowa, "the rectangle" offers a wealth of train-watching opportunity with a daily parade of trains from Union Pacific, BNSF and IMRL. Passenger Trains in the Piedmont - by Ernest H. Robl - North Carolina and Amtrak team up for innovative and expanding service in the Tarheel State. The Lights of the Valley - by Jay Potter - CSX's Grafton, West Virginia, operations after dark. Durango & Silverton Railfest - by Peter Smykia - Details on the narrow-gauge tourist line's first Railfest. The 1999 Cover One Contest Winners - Presenting the Second Place winner and the nine Runners-Up in this year's railfan & railroad Cover One Contest. Regulars: Publisher's Desk - commentary by Hal Carstens Fanmail - letters from readers Timetable - railfan events guide Lineside Legacy - preservation news by Jeff Terry Railroadiana - product news and reviews Videos - videotape reviews We'd Like You to Meet - Bruce Burton and Alan Jacobson Railnews - news stories and photos Book Depot - railroad book mart On The Menu - dining by rail by James Porterfield Railfun - Cartoon by Curt Katz Transit Currents - transit news by George M. Smerk Camera Bag - guide to railfan photography by Jim Boyd Museum & Tourist Line Directory Markers - editorial commentary Advertising Index - the railfan marketplace Railfanning Is - humor Final Frame On the Cover - The 1999 Cover One Contest Winner: A late season snowfall in mid-March 1999 adds to the spectacular scene as CSX train Q210 crosses Hickory Creek just south of Morley, Tennessee. Photograph by Bruce Burton. See page 62 for the Second Place and Runner-Up finishers.
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