September 2014

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.


  • Competition at what price?
    • Railroads and shippers seek a fair solution to the competitive switching puzzle
  • Canadian crude oil shipments rise
In 1950, many railroads were called 'Class I'
But, in truth, only 36 of those 128 lines were more than a little critter
Why you may yet read by candlelight
When it comes to crude by rail, facts are innocent victims of political agendas
Rebuilding big GEs
Norfolk Southern gives new life to late-1980s and early-1990s units
In Austria, handmade high-tech
Behind the scenes at Plasser & Theurer's main assembly plant
Pets on trains get a short leash
Sundown for the 'Sunset'?


From the Editor

Matched consist bliss

Ask Trains

Blue bearing caps, What is "HERZOG?", Guardrails for bridges


How do you lead Steamtown? New superintendent shares her thoughts about the museum in the Lackawanna shop at Scranton, Pa.


Indiana's forgotten hot spot Griffith provides modern rail action in a suburban setting with plenty of history


Complex railroad locations.

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