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June 2012

By | October 19, 2020

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Trains magazine covers the broad spectrum of railroading with authoritative content, dazzling photography, and a mix of content designed to appeal to everyone from the casual enthusiast to the seasoned professional railroader.

offers something for everyone who has a spark for railroading: Railroad news, insight, and commentary on today’s freight railroads, passenger service, transit, locomotives, technology, preservation, fan opportunities, and more. You’ll also see images and read stories from railroading’s glorious past, and explore the bright future of railroading. It’s all in the pages of Trains magazine.


  • Canadian Pacific’s facts of life
  • Florida East Coast to explore passenger operations
  • ‘New’ rotary for Donner Pass

My soul travels by train

Let us now praise Union Pacific
Norfolk Southern heritage units hit the road

Share your NS Heritage Unit photos with us:

And, see all the units right here: Norfolk Southern powers up its heritage

  • The science of railroad friction control
  • Coupler tolerances to tighten
  • New schedule for Amtrak’s ‘Sunset’
  • Talgo tests begin


From the Editor

When shortline units have names

Ask Trains

• Tracks in the PGA Tour?
• Amtrak’s P40s
• Ann Arbor’s ore jennies


By Andrew Dow
Australia’s ‘Puffing Billy’ is one of the world’s ‘must see’ preservation railways


By Elrond Lawrence
Trackside Guide: Flagstaff, Ariz.
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