May 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.


  • Capital spending tops $15 billion
  • FEC's Hertwig looks to the future
  • Canadian National shelves Quebec ore line
  • UK plans to spend big on its railroads
  • Rail bridge becomes haven for thrill seekers

Every 20 years, railroading reinvents itself

Four fearless predictions (if I'm right, I'll say so)

Bonus content: Fred W. Frailey predicts the end of U.S. high speed rail grants.

EMD, GE get competitive

Two centuries of rail evolution

What to do with the "Texas Eagle?"


From the Editor

The next generation is here

Ask Trains

• Cabooses as private cars
• Tracking rolling stock
• Cameras at grade crossings


• Lincoln is the tie
• Buried in Brooklyn


Rails still rule in Marion


The Genesee & Wyoming 

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