February 2011

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.


Election winner: freight railroads
VIA to overhaul 'Canadian'
Association of American Railroads boss Ed Hamberger: There's no free lunch
Railroads lead the way in America's economic revival
Behold the life after death of the Rock Island Lines
Nanotechnology and railroads
Can Chicago's transit agency bounce back after a horrendous 2010? Here's what happened
Modernizing a legend: the RDC

Bonus Content: See more photos of the RDCs being rebuilt
Railroads employ several tools to keep their locomotives from freezing between jobs


From the Editor

Union Pacific steam, backward and forward


Norfolk Southern hot spot


TRAINS' grant preserves Wallace W. Abbey photo collection

Ask Trains

Gantlet vs. gauntlet • Canadian National's Freeport Subdivision • Eastern railroad hats


The history of the Transcontinental Railroad.


Learn more about the stories and photos in this months issue

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