December 2019

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.


  • Rafael Santana
    • Wabtec CEO talks about merger, locomotives, technology
  • First battery-electric road unit to debut
    • Wabtec locomotive slated to test on BNSF in 2021
  • PTC onboard
    • Installing positive train control equipment in a locomotive is no simple task
  • Valley Flyers debut
    • Massachusetts communities' investment needs marketing push


From the Editor

'T' in Texas — for today and tomorrow | Why the Lone Star State is railroading's new gold


Comments from our readers


An Old Reliable imposter | How SR-4501 became a Louisville & Nashville 2-8-2 for a weekend


Short line: Delmarva Central Railroad | The main line of the First State thrives under shortline management

Ask Trains

Measuring track grade, Providence & Worcester Railroad colors


The Genesee & Wyoming 

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