August 2009

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.


Ethanol business slows, Modoc Northern closes, KCS improves Mexico connection
Freight railroading optimism abounds, but Amtrak drifts
When it comes to the public, railroads just don't get it
Picton ballast integrity sensor alerts railroaders to a range of track roadbed and subgrade failures
Coast Engine and Equipment Co. closes as recession dries up orders
Rail advocates save a Vermont Amtrak train, but budget shortfalls threaten state trains nationwide
Houston Metrorail has the second-highest ridership per track-mile in the U.S. and will add four new lines


From the Editor

Amtrak's photo policy: wrong


Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society's Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 No. 765 hits the road


Train-watching from an airplane

Ask Trains

Amtrak sleeper placement • Genset locomotives


Complex railroad locations.

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