March 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.

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.


  • Oil boom (refined)
    • Railroads prepare for glut of crude oil in 2019; traffic could top 2014 highs
  • Isabelle Courville to helm Canadian Pacific
    • Courville to replace retiring Reardon
  • SD = special duty
    • This SD70ACe has done what few other locomotives have
  • Heritage cars' last hurrah
    • Amtrak equipment sale brings potential buyers to Beech Grove


From the Editor

Railroading and the pace of change | Stop laughing: I did put those two words in the same headline and the Earth didn't stop rotating


Comments from our readers


'Leviathan' to take on new role in Pennsylvania | Transcontinental railroad look gives way to Lincoln Funeral Train motif


Hot spot: Lordsburg, N.M.

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