September 2021

The September 2021 issue of Trains Magazine.


In this Issue

What happened to Talgo

The complex chain of events that sidelined trailblazing trains

The science of broken rails

Broken rails are common; derailments caused by broken rails are not

Long Island bets big on growth

Largest expansion in 100 years brings residents to Grand Central Terminal

Peak performance

Colorado’s iconic Pikes Peak cog is back after a $100 million rebuild

In My Own Words

How to run a GP7 like a Mississippi River sternwheeler


A Rocky Mountain high on rails

In every issue

News p. 4
STB head questions crew and locomotive readiness, the need for mergers; Amtrak issues with new rolling stock for California, the Midwest, and the Northeast Corridor

Brian Solomon p. 8
The late, great Southern Pacific 25 years later

Bill Stephens p. 9
Why the Pivot to Growth myth won’t happen in the U.S.

Preservation p. 44
Steam the Stripe: Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis 576 in the air for wheel work

Train-Watching p. 46
Hot spot: UP at Dexter, Mo.

Ask Trains p. 48
Jump frogs, steam locomotive headlights