Take a quick look through some of the pages in our latest issue and then download and read the issue. It's the creation of train fans from around the world (not a commercial magazine). We love trains and train related subject matter and contributed to producing this great content!
Issue 3 Autumn goes with a flash!
In our next issue (autumn) we're going to take a look at early electric locomotives on both sides of the Atlantic - we profile Italy's E.626s and the US Pennsylvania Railway's GGs1. Do they have any similarities and which lasted the longest? Clue take a read of the caption below!
E.626 TFT (Trasporto Ferroviario Toscano S.p.A., regional Tuscan railway) locos are both ready to leave Bibbiena station, hauling freight trains to Arezzo. These locomotives, Nnumbers 223 and 311, are the only ones in the whole E.626 group that have remained in regular service (Bibbiena, 22/08/2015). Photo Andrea Sosio
Pic of GG1 by instagrammer vefa_nuri
It's looking like we will have an interview with Tony Thompson, the great railroad author and authority all things, Southern Pacific and we also have a contribution from a young railfanner (we love it when young guys and girls) send us in material. NS8104 on insta has some cracking shots of preserved steam locos running right by where he lives! He tells us about, for example, Reading Blue Mountain and Northern's Light Pacific number 425. We can't wait, can you?
And don't forget to check out our current issue - link in header.
Just watched the latest Chasing Trains (Donner Pass) from the TSG Guys, or should they now be called the Fantastic 5 Train Guys... ? Each supertrain hero has a pseudonym (as do all er super heroes)... there's "Mary" and "Bainter".... we'll let you find out the others names by watching this highly entertaining train fest.
Can the Fantastic 5 film the trains and avoid getting in trouble (stuck in railing or arrested for trespassing)?
In the latest issue of Off of the Tracks TSG Multimedia's John & Dan talk in-depth about their YouTube channel, their videos and their passion for railroading - both prototypical and in model form. We also asked them some quick fire questions and here are their answers. Read the Summer issue to read more about the guys, see some great shots, and also watch them in action in one of their Chasing Trains productions
Off the Tracks: What are your favourite railroads?
John: Modern day: Union Pacific. Fallen flag: Southern Pacific.
Dan: Southern Pacific, Santa Fe, and Western Pacific.
Off the Tracks:Any favourite locomotive or locomotive type?
John: I like EMD’s GP and SD models (all variants).
Dan: I like everything.
Off the Tracks:What’s your favourite era?
Off the Tracks: What’s your favourite scheme or livery as we call it in the UK?
John: Santa Fe’s red and silver Warbonnet.
Dan: Southern Pacific grey and scarlet.
Off the Tracks: What’s your favourite location for railfanning?
Dan: Anywhere that is scenic, especially more remote places with fewer people around.
Off the Tracks: What’s your favourite camera for railfanning (video or stills)?
John: Canon XA series.
Dan: Canon XA35 for video and Nikon D7100 for stills.
Off the Tracks: Who would you like to take with you when chasing trains – famous person or otherwise?(!)
John: Billy Connolly.
Dan: I think it’s fun when we take anyone with us, as having another person makes the experience different than if it were just John and I.
Off the Tracks: What’s your favourite train journey?
John: Roaring Camp’s Bear Mountain.
Dan: I don’t think I’ve ever been on a train ride I didn’t like. It’s hard to pick just one.
Off the Tracks:What train journey would you like to take?
John: Amtrak’s Coast Starlight.
Dan: I’d like to get out to Colorado and ride the Durango & Silverton and Cumbres & Toltec. I haven’t done either of those yet.
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