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Welcome to April 2019 Trains, our special issue on shortline and regional railroads. Learn all about South Carolina’s Aiken Railway and Greenville & Western, Reading & Northern, and Montana Rail Link, and take in a Gallery, featuring short lines from all over North America. Photographer Richard Koenig will give you some unique perspective on the Transcontinental Railroad. Look back on the Santa Fe Railway as Trains correspondent Michael W. Blaszak sheds light on how the railroad became a western powerhouse. Find out the current status of Amtrak’s Hoosier State, get a profile of the Housatonic Railroad in “Train-Watching,” read a fun first-person story about a fusee and a paycheck, and so much more!