The September 2021 issue of Trains Magazine.
In this Issue
The complex chain of events that sidelined trailblazing trains
Broken rails are common; derailments caused by broken rails are not
Largest expansion in 100 years brings residents to Grand Central Terminal
Colorado’s iconic Pikes Peak cog is back after a $100 million rebuild
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