March 2013

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.


  • Rail traffic sees gains and losses for 2012
  • Canadian Pacific wants to unload the west end of former DM&E lines
  • Watco picks storied Ann Arbor for second Michigan venture
  • N.Y. short line fight calls for trail conversion
  • Iowa Pacific goes Pacific

A railroad revolution comes to Las Vegas

Canadian Pacific’s CEO is a welcome enemy of the status quo

The long and the short of leasing

Testing the mettle of freight safety

Pullman Journeys cruises begin


From the Editor

In praise of train depots

Ask Trains

• Gotthard Base Tunnel
• Air deflectors


• What would it take to fix a Big Boy?
• Idaho welcomes a new tourist line


Glendale, Ohio, provides a quiet and safe view of the tracks, and a good meal, too


The Genesee & Wyoming 

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