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April 2012

By | October 19, 2020

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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.


  • Canadian Pacific fights to save its president
  • Lockout precedes Electro-Motive London, Ont., factory closure
  • Amtrak-Canadian National battle

Dangerous fad prompts Union Pacific photo policy

By David Lustig
Making sense of the Environmental Production Agency’s locomotive emissions tiers

By Chris Guss
BNSF to buy new SD70ACe-P4

Faster times on main VIA corridor

My love affair with VIA Rail Canada’s Canadian
GE’s RailEdge enables NS to increase train volumes, decrease expenses


From the Editor

Railroading is a business that’s never boring

Ask Trains

• Operating in push vs. pull
• Land grants
• Odd-looking signal


By Bob Johnston
Pullman Sleeping Car Co. to use vintage cars to offer traditional sleeper service on two Amtrak trains


By Mike Schaller
Trackside Guide: Arlington, Va.

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