March 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.


  • Safety reports blast Seattle, Boston transit agencies
    • Sound Transit, MBTA face long lists of recommendations to address deficiencies
  • Steve Poftak
    • MBTA chief discusses commuter-rail transformation plan
  • Home shop, or homeless?
    • Railroads have multiple ways to handle locomotive maintenance and parts
  • Reinventing the California Zephyr
    • Route experts agree big changes could remake long-haul's experience


From the Editor

The BN merger was 50 years ago ... | BNSF is a worthy successor to Cascade Green; more landmark anniversaries loom ahead


It's time to steam the last Baldwin | Famed Appalachian 2-6-6-2 can run in months with funding. How you can help


Hot spot: Durand, Mich. | Relax trackside at Michigan's premier train-watching haven

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EMD SD70ACe model designation, solar panels, covered hoppers


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