Winter on the Rails

In the depths of winter, train-watching can take on a whole new dimension, while railroad operations become more complicated. In this five-part series, we take you from the freezing temperatures of Alaska, to the Canadian tundra, to Wisconsin's snowy terrain, with stories of how railroaders and rail fans have braved the elements.

This free download features:
  • Fifty Below at North Pole, where Alaska's sub-zero temperatures and knee-deep snow can make train-watching a treacherous activity
  • Railroading to the Arctic, a story about Canada's Hudson Bay railway and its extraordinary personas
  • The Part of Railroading I Could do Without, about a difficult winter trip on Milwaukee Road's Southwester, where snowdrifts cause problems for vulnerable locomotives
  • Train vs. Snowmobile, the story of how crews pulled an iced Alco locomotive back from the brink of a cliff after hard-packed snow lifted the unit off the rails
  • Sentimental Railroad, the history of the Baltimore & Ohio's holiday holly tree

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