July 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.


  • Sonia Bot and John Orr
    • Rail experts foresee the next development of Precision Scheduled Railroading
  • Rail could find opportunities in post-virus economy
    • UP, CSX CEOs foresee traffic from remade supply chain
  • Coronavirus in the cab?
    • Railroads step up cleaning in face of pandemic
  • Coronavirus contraction
    • Amtrak shrinks consists to keep routes intact as riders stay home


From the Editor

Changing of the guard at Amtrak | Goodbye Richard Anderson, hello Patrick Flynn. Where will you drive this train next?


Comments from our readers


One sweet steam restoration | U.S. Sugar brings back a veteran cane hauler in south-central Florida


Hot spot: Showtime in Burbank | Continuous commuter action in Southern California

Ask Trains

General Electric and Alco, locomotive m.u. connections


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