October 2021

The October 2021 issue of Trains Magazine.


In this Issue

Electrifying the ‘commutes’

Caltrain looks to the future to better serve the Bay Area

Uncommon carriers

Private railroads abound in North America; you can see these from public property

Farewell to Canada’s wheat hoppers

Distinctive cylindrical cars reach the end of their working life

Proud to be a coal miner’s Royal Hudson

Cinematic improvisation in a classic film

Freight car docs

At Greenbrier’s Chehalis shops new patients are always filling the yard tracks

From here to there

The endless miles of a mobile railroad repairman


In every issue

News p. 4
Norfolk Southern tries out less-than-carload freight

Brian Solomon p. 8
Considering High Speed 2: Planning England’s high capacity, modern railroad

Bill Stephens p. 9
Matt Rose’s warning comes true; railroads open themselves up to regulation

Preservation p. 44
A plan for Pennsylvania K4 No. 1361 as Santa Fe 4-8-4 No. 2926 stretches its legs

Train-Watching p. 46
Hot spot: Northwestern Indiana, or just east of Chicago

Ask Trains p. 48
Restoring a GG1 to operation; changing the oil in diesel locomotives