October 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.


  • News
    • Trains Interview: Lary Gross; Amtrak’s missteps
  • Bill Stephens
    • How to put extra capacity to work. The time is right for railroads to experiment to hold share, gain volume
  • Brian Solomon
    • The illusion of improved output. Are big railroads missing out?


From the Editor

Fallen flags reborn


Rio Grande Southern 20 — in steam!


New York’s Arcade & Attica

Ask Trains

Amtrak’s payment to its host railroads; moving stone in Ohio


The Genesee & Wyoming 

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