June 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.


  • With Congressional action halted, shippers want the nation's railroad regulator to expand its mission
  • Devastation hits Japan's rails
  • Q&A with California High Speed Rail Authority boss Roelof van Ark
After Amtrak gave the Transportation Security Administration a slap on the wrist, riders can relax a bit
The myth of the disappearing railfan
Matching power to a train involves more than just coupling up and departing
The U.S. lags far behind Europe, but key air-rail stations are unleashing new travel possibilities
  • Diesels built for moving freight look wildly different from people-pullers. Inside, they're pretty similar
  • Milwaukee's lightweight road-switchers move freight for a new owner in Chile
Advocates for Baltimore's light rail route called the Red Line hope for approval


From the Editor

How shortline and regional railroads have changed


Trackside Guide: Toronto, Ont.


Lost almost a generation ago, the Tacoma, Wash., station shines at 100

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Amtrak costs vs. other modes Chinese steam for sale? Hooded signal lights


Complex railroad locations.

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