August 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.

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.


  • Will riders return?
    • Passenger carriers, hit hard by pandemic, mull how to make customers feel safe
  • Service, workforce cuts coming for Amtrak
    • Passenger carrier seeks more than $1 billion bailout, but plans reductions
  • What's in a number?
    • Take a closer look at one UP locomotive
  • Canada's disrupted service
    • VIA cancels Ocean and Canadian through October; B.C. train back in July


From the Editor

Railroading in the heartland: Ohio | In this issue, join us for a look at Buckeye State tracks, landmarks, and other treats


Wheeling the last Baldwin | Trains readers, you made this possible. Final upfitting, testing await final funding


Short line: Napoleon, Defiance & Western | Railroading through the little-known Great Black Swamp


The Genesee & Wyoming 

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