Trains magazine covers the broad spectrum of railroading with authoritative content, dazzling photography, and a mix of content designed to appeal to everyone from the casual enthusiast to the seasoned professional railroader.|
Trains offers something for everyone who has a spark for railroading: Railroad news, insight, and commentary on today's freight railroads, passenger service, transit, locomotives, technology, preservation, fan opportunities, and more. You'll also see images and read stories from railroading's glorious past, and explore the bright future of railroading. It's all in the pages of Trains magazine.
The second battle of Gettysburg
How a railroad moved 54,000 aging veterans to a reunion on a single-track line in the course of eight days
2012 TRAINS Photo Contest winners
We asked for your images that show the blue hour before sunrise and after sunset. See our choices and learn the theme for next year's contestShare your thoughts on the editors' picks
by visiting Associate Editor Angela Pusztai-Pasternak's blog post here!
Map of the Month: Philadelphia 1949
Today's commuter lines were once busy cargo thoroughfares for the Pennsy, Reading, B&O, and Seashore Lines
John, Barney, and the tank engines that saved steam
An Indiana father and son restore steam locomotives at home, then share them
Bonus Content: Meet John and Barney with a free video
interview by Editor Jim Wrinn!
How cool is your railroad?
All of the big Class I freight railroads make money, use the same diesels, and run the same unit trains. But are they cool?
Misty morning on the 'City of Portland'
A snapshot taken during World War II reveals more about the place and time than you may notice at first glance
In My Own Words: Grief and joy along the Southern Pacific
On the worst day of my life, I discovered the railroad ties that bind generations
News & Photos
- Pan Am Railways' FP9s pressed into intermodal service
- Lumber returns to US rails
- New Orleans Public Belt railroad's next phase
- Amtrak's high-tech electronics coming from Amish country
Don Phillips: Score one for the rail photographers
But after a quick celebration, get back to work. The battle for First Amendment rights isn't over
Fred Frailey: Ten trains to ride right now
These passenger rail experiences may not be around much longer. Need I say more?
Locomotive: Inspections, daily and otherwise
A close look at FRA's daily, 92-day and 368-day inspections on everyday diesels
Technology: Instrumented rolling stock
Unmanned freight cars that are 'smart' enough to send email alerts on hot bearings and tight tracks
Passenger: Tips on navigating VIA rail
Use these tips to make the most out of a ride on VIA's unique equipment despite infrequent schedules
From the Editor
One person's favorite train-watching spots
Milwaukee Road and Southern steam locomotives return to rail on the same day this spring
Explore an unconventional Arizona main line crossing that offers scenic variety
Where are British Columbia's coal exports originating?