March 2012

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.


  • Watco makes a name for itself
  • Norfolk Southern will replace aging viaduct
  • New Amtrak cars take shape
Is Amtrak a company at war with itself?
By Peter D.A. Warwick
GO Transit, TTC expand

Pan Am Southern is coming of age
  • The four-axle era: Is it over?
  • Paint by the numbers: What does it cost?
Railroad safety program seeks to reduce violations without punishment
  • Shuffling cars to add customers
  • Grant to aid North Dakota route


From the Editor

Railroad icons we'll miss


By Jeff Carlson
Trackside Guide: Topeka, Kan.


By Ken Rattenne
Beebe and Clegg's car rolls on

Ask Trains

• Superelevated curves
• Active(?) New York line
• Canadian National's SD60Fs



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