March 2023

The March 2023 issue of Trains Magazine.


In this Issue

Poplar River mine railway, p. 12

An interesting 12-mile coalhauling railroad operates in Saskatchewan, just north of the U.S. border

An “Old Reliable” locomotive comes home, p. 14

Louisville & Nashville’s 0-8-0 No. 2132 returns to Corbin, Ky.

VIA Rail reaches a crossroads, p. 22

Canada’s passenger hauler welcomes new equipment while it faces new challenges

Strong as steel, p. 32

Re-rolling mill turns old rails into new products

Gallery, p. 50

From Newark, N.J., to San Luis Obispo, Calif., contributing photographers capture all the color and excitement of contemporary railroading

In every issue

News p. 4

  • Union Pacific to test new role for conductors, and Amtrak’s fresh look for corridor trains

Preservation p. 38

  • Saving historic New York Central locomotives, plus an update on Canadian National No. 6060

Train-Watching p. 42

  • Hot spot: Fort Madison, Iowa.

Ask Trains p. 44

  • How DPU locomotives communicate, and relieving train congestion in Chicago