Freight Railroads
Check out this photo gallery of railroads in small towns in West Virginia
Published: June 18, 2013
The main street of the railway capital of the world
Published: September 21, 2012
Read how this Pennsylvania short line cares for its Alcos in author Kevin N. Tomasic's "The Alco Doc and His Piano" in September 2012 Trains. And see more photos from Kevin Scanlon right here
Published: July 20, 2012
By David C. Lester
Published: January 13, 2012
Published: December 22, 2011
Download a free PDF with a Trains' article about the QNS&L as it was in 1960
Published: December 22, 2011
This creative ad campaign helped propel double-stack shipping
Published: September 26, 2011

More images from Ken Fitzgerald's archive

Published: September 26, 2011

In the October 2011 issue, TRAINS writer David C. Lester interviewed Thomas G. Hoback, the president of the Indiana Rail Road. The conversation continues here

Published: August 26, 2011
Here are the best places to find SMS Rail Lines Baldwin diesels
Published: July 1, 2011
Once the dust settles, what do drawings made from derailments really show and what do they mean?

By Charlie Tucker
Published: May 24, 2011

In the July 2011 issue, David C. Lester interviewed Bill Schafer, the recently retired NS director of strategic planning. The conversation continues here

Published: May 20, 2011
An exclusive online photo gallery, along with excerpts from Scott Muskopf’s “A Fitting Epitaph” from the June 2011 issue of Trains
Published: April 22, 2011

In the May 2011 issue, we spoke with Federal Railroad Administration boss Joe Szabo. The conversation continues here

By Kathi Kube
Published: March 25, 2011
This Central Illinois short line puts covered wagons to work
Published: December 22, 2010

In the January 2011 issue, we spoke with Canadian Pacific president and chief executive officer Fred Green. The conversation continues here, addressing such topics as mergers, CP’s new long train program, and the value of good community relations

By Matt Van Hattem
Published: November 23, 2010

Photographer Joel Jensen visits Iowa Traction Railroad in northern Iowa in December 2009

Published: October 21, 2010
Three Trains readers respond to Fred Frailey's September 2010 column, 'Squish. Squish. The Sound of Railroads Hustling for Money'
Published: September 24, 2010
CSX Chairman Michael J. Ward
In the August 2010 issue, we published part of our interview with CSX Chief Executive Michael Ward. Here is the rest of the Q&A
Published: July 27, 2010
Here's how BNSF Railway instructs its employees to set up multiple power sets for distributed operations
Published: July 23, 2010
St. Lawrence & Atlantic
A shortline holding company with 50 different classes of locomotives
By Roy Blanchard
Published: April 23, 2010
Still more coal trains you might not have known existed
Published: February 22, 2010
2009 tank car test set up
In November 2009, FRA and Sharma & Associates tested a possible option to improve tank car safety
Published: December 23, 2009
Mullan Pass tunnel
See a series of photos of a train emerging from Montana Rail Link's Mullan Tunnel
Published: December 23, 2009
Henry Posner III and an engineer on Mozambique railroad
RDC Chairman Henry Posner III saved railroads in Malawi and Mozambique by shaking up the rules
Published: November 20, 2009
BNSF Diesel Servicing Facility
Photographer Joel Jensen visits the BNSF Diesel Servicing Facility in Glendive, Mont., from Christmas 2008 to New Year's 2009
Published: October 23, 2009
Aliquippa & Southern switcher
The marriage of the railroad and steel, coke, and other industries from past to present
By Kevin N. Tomasic
Published: October 19, 2009
Arkansas & Missouri C420 66
Published: September 23, 2009
FCTT in Chile
GE box-cabs pull chemical freight through the driest desert in the world
Published: August 21, 2009
GN 1924
A locomotive of a different color shows up on BNSF
Published: July 24, 2009
And its diesel roster of today!
Published: July 23, 2009
Find the facts in Trains Magazine!
By Matt Van Hattem
Published: May 22, 2009
Moab, Utah, uranium tailings
Working on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, trains will move 10 million tons of ore over 10 years
By Sandy Lonsdale
Published: May 22, 2009
Arizona Eastern
See broken rail on Arizona Eastern Railway and a derailment on Louisiana & Delta Railroad
By Forrest L. Becht
Published: April 24, 2009
Like most trains crews, W&LE's operating folks obey a host of rules that keep trains moving safely across a wide territory
By Matt Van Hattem
Published: May 23, 2008
Vermont Railway
An industry professional looks at the growth and development of shortline railroading in the U.S.
By Edward A. Lewis
Published: July 8, 2006
Published: July 8, 2006
Published: July 8, 2006
Follow these links to additional information about the freight-car industry
Published: July 8, 2006
Published: July 8, 2006
Railroads as an economic force and an investment tool
By Tom Murray
Published: July 7, 2006
Caboose move
For groups and individuals thinking about purchasing a caboose, here is one person's story.
By Steve Hendrix
Published: July 7, 2006
Willow Springs gantry cranes
BNSF and UPS work together to hustle packages through a central Illinois hub
By Matt Van Hattem
Published: July 6, 2006
Hanjin containers
An industry leader spells out the triumphs and struggles railroads face in their never-ending battle against trucks.
Published: July 6, 2006
By Matt Van Hattem
Published: June 1, 2006
Canadian National SD70I No. 5613
By Matt Van Hattem
Published: June 1, 2006
Canadian Pacific along Mississippi River
By Matt Van Hattem
Published: June 1, 2006
Class 1 railroads are the giant freight railroads that own the majority of tracks in North America. Their lines span the continent, and each day their yards and terminals send forth hundreds of trains carrying goods of all types.
Published: June 1, 2006
CSX intermodal in Allegheny mountains
By Matt Van Hattem
Published: June 1, 2006
Kansas City Southern coal train
By Matt Van Hattem
Published: June 1, 2006
Norfolk Southern coal train Falls Mills, W.Va.
By Matt Van Hattem
Published: June 1, 2006
Union Pacific SD70M Creston, Ill.
By Matt Van Hattem
Published: June 1, 2006
"What's in a name?" Shakespeare asked in Romeo and Juliet
By Milt Dolinger
Published: May 1, 2006
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