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March 2021

The March 2021 issue of Trains Magazine.

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In this Issue

Storm clouds gather

Wyoming’s Powder River Basin was the bustling center of American coal traffic. No more

Amtrak at 50, part 2 Hits, misses, and experiments

Five decades of ideas that succeeded or vanished

Get your motor runnin’

Whether you know them as speeders or motorcars, here’s everything you need to know about the largest North American group of motorcar operators

Rudyard Kipling meet 1309

The last Last Baldwin steams again to become the world’s largest operating Mallet

In My Own Words

Chicago & North Western’s school of hard knocks

Gallery

Amtrak, BNSF, Kansas City Southern, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific

More in this issue

NEWS
•Railroads and automated trucks
•Hydrogen-powered trains
•Battery power in Europe

BRIAN SOLOMON
•Observing enduring technologies: Piecing together history from details in an old photo

BILL STEPHENS
•Modern marvel: the BNSF Railway and Union Pacific coal Joint Line

TRAIN-WATCHING
•Hot-spot: Columbia River Gorge

ASK TRAINS
•EMD vs. GE heritage units
•Flat spots on wheels