January 2023

The January 2023 issue of Trains Magazine.


In this Issue

Why is carload service so erractic, p. 12

An old problem threatens to make a comeback

Remembering the 1960s, p. 14

From a string of wood-sided boxcars and a drawer of memories spring a ‘soleful’ discovery

The cars that saved Amtrak, p. 18

How Amfleet became Amtrak’s go anywhere, do anything passenger cars

Trouble on the Transcon, p. 28

Crew shortages create bottlenecks, delay freight on BNSF, CSX, NS, and UP

Anything for the shot, p. 38

That’s the names of the game when the stakes are high

Gallery, p. 52

A collection of favorite winter images from Trains’ readers celebrate a dramatic and challenging time of year

In every issue

News p. 4

  • The fate of the proposed Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern merger now rests with the regulators

Preservation p. 42

  • The last Alaska Railroad steam engine celebrates a restoration milestone

Train-Watching p. 46

  • Hot spot: Neenah, Wis., where access and variety add up to great train-watching

Ask Trains p. 48

  • What is a transfer caboose and how is it used?