August 2019

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

  • Cascades investigation finds widespread blame, dooms Talgos
    • NTSB faults Amtrak, Washington DOT, Sound Transit, FRA for pre-wreck actions
  • Michael Litschi
    • Pacific Surfliner staffer helps promotional efforts growing train's ridership
  • What to watch in 2019 and beyond
    • Noteworthy motive-power changes on Class I and shortline railroads
  • Local opposition threatens expansion
    • Projects challenged in Florida, Texas, California, and the Midwest

DEPARTMENTS

From the Editor

For the love of those distinctive diesels | I am a steam guy, but I still like a diesel with character. It's just that they sure are hard to find these days

Preservation

Bolting through Iowa | The man in charge of Iowa Interstate's 2-10-2s talks about these locomotives

Train-Watching

Short line: St. Maries River | How the Milwaukee Road's famed Pacific Coast Extension survives in Idaho

Ask Trains

Axle power on diesel-electric locomotives, color flags and classification lights, railroad reporting marks
Road to Oblivion

Road to Oblivion

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