July 2024

The July 2024 issue of Trains Magazine.


In this Issue


The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is the land time forgot

Superliner capacity is a long, complex issue

Amtrak’s former President-Intercity explains the dilemma of fleet efficiency

Colebrookdale Railroad’s rebirth

Pennsylvania’s “Secret Valley Line” grows a successful tourist carrier

By train to Ukraine

Inside a congressional rail trip to check on progress of the war

How to fly a locomotive

In the early 1990s, EMD went the extra mile to please a customer

In My Own Words: The Allentown Kelidoscope

There’s locomotive variety on the rails, but what’s in the river?


Interactions between railroads and all creatures great and small

In every issue

Trains.com, p. 4

  • Guide to the latest content posted on our website

News, p. 6

  • Brightline West hosts a first-spike ceremony for its Las Vegas-Southern California high-speed line

Bill Stephens, p. 10

  • Class Is should thank the FRA for two-person crew ruling

Preservation, p. 44

  • Wisconsin Great Northern rescues a steam locomotive

Travel, p. 46

  • Riding VIA Rail Canada’s legendary Canadian

Great Railfan Roads, p. 48

  • Follow the UP across Nebraska