May 2021

The May 2021 issue of Trains Magazine.


In this Issue

Wiscasset in winter

An appreciation of the Maine jewel that is the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington

Surviving the COVID blues

After unprecedented challenges, the heritage rail industry looks to post-pandemic operations

Restarting a legend

How to bring the East Broad Top back to life

North woods success

Now home to the ‘Mark Twain Zephyr,’ Wisconsin Great Northern was built a day at a time … over 25 years

In My Own Words: How to make a clawbar sing

Fast times on Santa Fe’s Santa Ana local


Preservation railroads

In every issue

News p. 4
New twists on existing technology: container system for auto racks, bus-light rail hybrid

Bill Stephens p. 9
Ron Batory set new standard at FRA

Brian Solomon p. 10
Looking back at Amtrak at 50

Preservation p. 46
Restoration of B&O EA No. 51

Train-Watching p. 48
Hot spot: Alexandria, Va., Union Station