June 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.


  • Metrolink CEO Stephanie Wiggins
    • New leader of LA-area commuter system seeks 'outstanding experience' for riders
  • After the flood
    • How railroads handle high water, detours
  • AC rules, DC drools
    • Railroads prefer AC locomotives for operating versatility, low maintenance costs
  • Fleet plan includes contradictions
    • Amtrak 2020-24 blueprint sets acquisition, service strategy


From the Editor

'Skookum' and other steam dreams | 2019: Year of the Articulated steam locomotive with Big Boy, 1309, and a special 2-4-4-2. But there's more!


Big Steam surprise | Despite hurdles, mainline-worthy machines roll on


Short line: Pacific Harbor Line | America's two biggest ports share one hardworking short line

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