The August 2021 issue of Trains Magazine.
In this Issue
Minnesota’s railroads have changed but remain important
Taconite, timber, and tourism
Minnesota’s largest short line celebrates 30 years
Winona & Southwestern built a dramatic route to escape the Mississippi River valley
Significant diesel and steam locomotive history can be seen in the Twin Cities
When it came to seating in the dining car, the steward made a wise decision
In every issue
News p. 4
A matter of trust: Canadian National wins bidding war for Kansas City Southern
Brian Solomon p. 8
Crossover conundrum: The constraints of infrastructure costs
Bill Stephens p. 9
The intermodal no man’s land: Can railroads ever tap the potential of watershed traffic?
Preservation p. 46
So you want to own a caboose?
Train-Watching p. 48
Short line: Northern Plains in Minnesota