April 2011

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.


Intermodal market heats up • Rails prepare to test PTC

Freight railroading now rules the transportation universe

Illinois university brings railroad engineering classes into the high speed era

Biggest technical challenge railroads ever faced

Why did the SD90MAC-H fail?

New grade crossing devices on Amtrak’s Michigan line could improve safety on fast rail corridors

If Wile E. Coyote can’t stop New Mexico’s Rail Runner Express, the state’s new governor just might


From the Editor

How fast does your train go?

Ask Trains

• History of the Orange Line • Train-routing error avoidance • Deciphering print on rails


Saving yesterday’s fast trains


Trackside Guide: Kansas City, Mo.
Big Boy

Big Boy

All about the world's biggest locomotive


Learn more about the stories and photos in this months issue

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