Upcoming Trains content for December
We’re always adding new content to our website! Here’s a sneak peek at a few items coming up this December/January …
Travel with Trains: Alaska 2023
What’s it like to travel with Trains Magazine? Read Editor Carl Swanson’s day-by-day impressions of the 49th State. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, information on our upcoming tours is posted here.
Travel: Amtrak’s most unusual train
Dirk Nadon is a New Hampshire radio magnate who owns Lakes Media. He and I have worked together developing radio promotions for the Conway Scenic Railroad. At one point he said to me, “You’ll like this! A few years ago, I took this great train ride called the Auto Train — do you know it?”
Santa Fe Super Fleet locomotives
Virtually anyone these days with an interest in the industry knows what the term Super Fleet means. It’s the iconic red-and-silver warbonnet paint scheme worn by new Santa Fe locomotives during the twilight of the company’s existence.
Transporting trains: Locomotives and rolling stock moving via the highway
There are a variety of reasons that dictate railroad equipment is better off being transported by truck rather than train.
Upcoming January content
On the ‘Lake Shore Limited,’ a diner debut, and a flamboyant waiter
Oct. 3, 2011, wasn’t just another day in the life of the Lake Shore Limited.
Freight under wire: Electrified freight service is scarce
Hauling freight in the United States is almost exclusively a diesel locomotive affair today. However, a century ago, pockets of territory existed where freight was pulled by electric locomotives.