November 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.


  • Last run for the 'finest railroad'
    • Isolated, electrified coal hauler Black Mesa & Lake Powell shuts down
  • CN buys route from CSX; roads to partner on intermodal service
    • CSX had been seeking to sell Montreal-Syracuse line
  • Turbocharged
    • Since the dawn of dieselization, turbochargers have bumped up power production
  • At fault: train or track?
    • Railroads' insistence on extra cars now under scrutiny


From the Editor

Single-car freight: a lost cause? | Railroading can take back some of the business that has been missed — if all the stakeholders want to


Comments from our readers


One rescued from a bitter end | Now that Age of Steam has saved Bessemer 2-10-4, what should we worry about?


Hot spot: Kicking Horse Pass | CP's main line over the Rockies is one of North America's great mountain railroads

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Rotary beacons, end-of-train devices


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