September 2008

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.

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.


Floods devastate Midwest routes Special feature: two-page map showing you the worst of it
Vast opportunity for Amtrak, but can it meet the challenge?
Ready to turn some freight cars? Here's how it's done
Railroad engineering makes a comeback
Classic PA takes shape in Oregon
Amtrak delays get attention in Congress
California's Altamont Commuter Express makes plans to combat freight interruption


From the Editor

Where are North America's great train stations?


Can Mid-Continent Railway Museum rebound from flooding?


Preserving a caboose in your own backyard Bonus Content: Learn about the history of cabooses and another account of restoring a caboose, which includes many resources.

Ask Trains

Amtrak sleeping options, track renewal systems, well car configurations


The beauty and complexity of trains in the snow.


Learn more about the stories and photos in this months issue

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