August 2021

The August 2021 issue of Trains Magazine.


In this Issue

Rails to the North Star

Minnesota’s railroads have changed but remain important

Minnesota’s Arrowhead

Taconite, timber, and tourism

Twin Cities & Western revisited

Minnesota’s largest short line celebrates 30 years

Mountain railroading in the prairies

Winona & Southwestern built a dramatic route to escape the Mississippi River valley

Eight miles to history

Significant diesel and steam locomotive history can be seen in the Twin Cities

In My Own Words: A night on the Builder

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