July 2015

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.

NEWS

  • The 'push me, pull you' struggle
    • Crashes, computer advances refine the design of track and rolling stock
  • NARP steps up outreach
    • National Association of Railroad Passengers' new president, Jim Mathews, targets local involvement
  • CSX, short line improve route
    • Louisville & Indiana becomes safety valve for southern Indiana
  • FRA looks closer at crude by rail
    • Agency issues emergency order, two safety advisories for the safe transport of flammable liquids

An era of survival and change
Railroading navigated the turbulent 1970s with the aid of a Congress that worked
Grow - or just get fat?
Railroads at the crossroads: To expand their scope, they have to invest big. So far, no go
Alternators and generators
The unsung heroes of locomotives take mechanical energy and turn it into electrical power
Meet the new tank car: DOT-117
US, Canadian agencies collaborate on regulations, designs that replace the older cars under scrutiny
Amtrak drops 'Silver Star' diner
New York-Miami train to test lower sleeping-car fares, unbundled from dining-car meals

DEPARTMENTS

From the Editor

Pilgrimage on U.S. 30 | All of us have our "must do" list. This is about one item from mine, how it fulfilled my expectations, and how it tempted me further. I'm talking about driving U.S. 30 in Nebraska, the highway that parallels the Union Pacific main line across the cornfields. What a pilgrimage this is.

Preservation

No. 2100 comes back East | If fundraising is successful the famous Reading T-1 could return to steam as early as 2017

Hot Spots

Hudson River hideout | Bear Mountain sees heavy freight and passenger traffic all day

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