February 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.


  • Into the sunset
    • Rare special train hauls George H.W. Bush last miles to burial site
  • Nashville & Eastern GEs will stay under R.J. Corman
    • Company bought shortline group in November

  • The GMD-1
    • Uniquely Canadian, the model soldiers on after 60 years in service
  • Brightline partners with Virgin
    • Stock offering, worldwide name recognition drive alliance, rebranding


From the Editor

Back to basics: spikes and bridges | The foundations of railroading continue to evolve and change, and we'll keep up with them as they do


Reviving a legend | Trains' annual Preservation Award will help restore Rio Grande Ten-Wheeler


Short line: St. Croix Valley Railroad

Ask Trains

Thermal expansion in welded rail, railroad torpedoes, airbrake function


The beauty and complexity of trains in the snow.


Learn more about the stories and photos in this months issue

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