May 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.


  • East Broad Top saved, will run again
    • Foundation created to own, operate landmark Pennsylvania narrow gauge line
  • Amtrak names Flynn as new CEO
    • Former head of air cargo company to succeed Anderson
  • Five years of Tier 4
    • Industry challenges hamper sales of newest emission-equipped models
  • A more Spartan Auto Train
    • Review: Amtrak tinkering has risks for successful franchise


From the Editor

Survival of the most desperate and wild | Despite abandonment, fire, flood, isolation, drought, and lack of conformity, Colorado's narrow gauge survives


Comments from our readers


Rotary to Cumbres Pass | First outing in 23 years awes spectators; will there be another chance?


Hot spot: Chicago's River Point | This Windy City destination provides urban variety

Ask Trains

Steam doubleheader performance, diesel locomotive transition


The Genesee & Wyoming 

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