April 2020

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.

Trains
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.

NEWS

  • Gregory Hynes
    • Legislative director for rail union offers labor's view of key industry issues
  • Virginia's big deal
    • Plans for remaking rail service south of Washington begins to take shape after agreement with CSX
  • Locomotive automation
    • The changing role of the engineer in the cab
  • Is Amtrak the only state option?
    • Costs, responsiveness invite consideration of other operators

DEPARTMENTS

From the Editor

Hot spots of our life and times | Over the years: Tidewater, Powder River Basin, Long Beach, and now Prince Rupert. What's next?

Conversations

Comments from our readers

Preservation

2020's steam dreams | Big engines are back, new favorites fresh from the shop

Train-Watching

Short line: Bloomer Shippers Line | A long-successful short line operates in Central Illinois

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