Sept 2014
Screen Shot 20140723 at 31534 PM
Tune in now to our live camera from Rochelle, Illinois, where nearly a hundred trains may be seen in any 24-hour period. Watch now.
Union Pacific Big Boy logo

Union Pacific Big Boy 
No. 4014 is now safely home at the steam shop in Cheyenne, Wyo., for a multi-year restoration that will return the locomotive to operating condition. Check back often for news, Editor Jim Wrinn's video blogs, and photos. Only from Trains!

SEARCH SITE
Subscriber Only Content
Subscriber Only Content
This icon denotes premium subscriber content.   Learn more »
July 28, 2014
PALESTINE, Texas – The Texas State Railroad will be launching a new signature dining experience on its Piney Woods Excursion Train, the Streamliner Diner ... More »
RESTON, Va. – Washington Metrorail opened the first phase of its Silver Line Saturday, with five new stations and direct rail service between the Washingt... More »
SEPTA Michael T Burkhart
PHILADELPHIA – The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority board has approved a Five Year Strategic Business Plan for fiscal years 2015-19... More »
BNSF - Steve Schmollinger
DENVER – Operations are well underway at BNSF Railway’s new Big Lift automotive facility in suburban Littleton after opening last month. The facilit... More »
CANBERRA, Australia – One of Australia’s largest steam locomotives has moved under its own steam for the first time in more than 30 years, thanks to... More »
OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for state funding for freight rail projects in the Evergr... More »
Browse our collection of 66 unique railroad maps
Search maps Subscriber Only Access
  
Featured map
Kansas City tonnage
Chicago might have more trains, and St. Louis a big shiny arch, but Kansas City is the ton-mile king, with over 1 billion tons passing through the city (or above it, on flyovers) in 2003. That is 15 percent more tons than Chicago. What is remarkable... More »
Photo of the Day
TEH-10011-13_0728
An eastbound BNSF Railway intermodal, led by C44-9... View »
Webcams
Live railroading action!
webcam-screenshot
Web Exclusives
Rock Island Requiem
Rock Island Requiem: The Collapse of a Mighty Fine Line By Gregory L. Schneider University Press of ... Read more »
Garratt Locomotives
Garratt Locomotives Reprinted by Heimburger House Publishing, 7236 W. Madison St., Forest Park, IL 6... Read more »
Twilight of Steam
The Twilight of Steam: Great Photography from the Last Days of Steam Locomotives in America By Brian... Read more »
TRN_WRI_2014
01117
The Historical Guide to North American Railroads, 3rd Edition

Find history, photos, route maps, and fast facts for 170+ North American railroads.
Order Now »

locomotive2014
Locomotive 2014
Locomotive 2014 is here!

Reserve your copy today!»
TR6Prelim1
Big Boy: On the Road to Restoration
Follow 600 tons of railroad history in Big Boy: On the Road to Restoration!

Order your copy!»
CS4cover
All Aboard!
Travel right to the center of the action with exciting firsthand stories of rail adventures.
Order now>>

 

 

 

Expand Ribbon
close logo