May 2024

The May 2024 issue of Trains Magazine.


In this Issue

Diesel technological breakthroughs

Among all advancements in locomotives, these eight really moved the needle

The DRZ: Where CN and CPKC cooperate

The Directional Running Zone in British Columbia keeps Canada’s trade-based economy moving

MOB mentality

Switzerland’s Montreux Oberland Bernois Railway earns praise for its GoldenPass Express, but offers much more

In my own words: “Perils of a road foreman"

On the Lehigh Valley, you did what you were told — or your job would be abolished


Images of contemporary railroading taken on black and white film by Jeffrey M. Morfit

In every issue, p. 4

  • Guide to the latest on the web

News, p. 6

  • Latest on Norfolk Southern’s proxy fight; steam ends in China; FRA proposes 15 new Amtrak long-distance routes

Bill Stephens, p. 10

  • Fate of freight rail hinges on Norfolk Southern proxy fight

Preservation, p. 44

  • Detroit’s landmark Michigan Central Station to reopen

Travel, p. 49

  • Last chance to ride Amfleet, the cars that saved Amtrak