October 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.


  • Kevin Corbett
    • NJ Transit CEO oversees nation's second-largest commuter rail agency
  • STB plays referee in Chicago
    • Federal agency asked to settle Amtrak-Metra rent issue, interchange dispute between CN and CP
  • Emissions credits ride the rails
    • Program allows continued production of Tier 3 units

  • Food, space face a squeeze
    • Amtrak changes will reduce amenities on Crescent, Silver Meteor, Auto Train


From the Editor

Carefree highway, take me to the tracks | U.S. 220, Highway 30, Route 66 ... they all have one thing in common: great railroad action


Southern Pacific KM 9010 is back | The amazing resurrection story of an experimental locomotive of the 1960s


Short line: Decatur & Eastern Illinois | Watco's newest operations take the reins from CSX in the Prairie State

Ask Trains

Painting heritage locomotives, African railroads, Union Pacific steam locomotive bells


Complex railroad locations.

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