September 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.


•Interview with mayor and Amtrak board nominee Chris Koos
•What will LNG mean for railroads?
•Dynamic braking
•How to kill a network


From the Editor

Looking inside a railroad merger •They look like all dollars and sense from the outside, but they’re filled with drama, human foibles, and more


Magnificent return •Celebrating West Virginia Day in June with a geared steam parade | Bringing back a legend •Pennsylvania’s East Broad Top shoots for a 2021 revival in steam | Testing the last Baldwin •Trains readers got the project moving again; $150,000 will complete No. 1309


Hot spot: Fredericksburg, Va. •This city provides steady action outside the Beltway


The Genesee & Wyoming 

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