Trains 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.
Cover Story: Locomotives for the Little Guys
The Rock Island is A-OK
Bonus Content: Learn more about Arkansas-Oklahoma’s locomotive fleet
Shortline Railroading Isn’t Always Chicken Scratch
Where Alcos Tough It Out
The Kaolin Road
Map of the Month: Whatever Happened to Southern Pacific?
A ‘Rare’ Trackside Delivery
News & Photos
- Canadian Pacific’s facts of life
- Florida East Coast to explore passenger operations
- ‘New’ rotary for Donner Pass
Fred W. Frailey
- 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
• 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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