April 2023

The April 2023 issue of Trains Magazine.


In this Issue

Suspended between night and day, p. 12

Capturing an image during that magic moment justifies the wait

Walk through fire, p. 14

The 1978 Waverly, Tenn., train disaster that changed America

Valley fever, p. 22

BNSF in California’s San Joaquin Valley has more to offer than you might expect

Here comes Santa Claus, p. 30

A CSX Appalachian tradition of gift-giving returns to the rails

Technology p. 38

VIA Rail’s locomotive engineer training simulator and a Swiss gauge-changing train

In every issue

News p. 4

  • Amtrak and VIA seek builder interest in developing new long-distance fleets

Preservation p. 44

  • Restoration is underway on long-dormant Maine Central 4-6-2 No. 470

Ask Trains p. 47

  • What musical instrument was commonly used to announce dinner seatings aboard passenger trains?