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What is causing contact issues on my Lionel O gauge layout?

What is causing contact issues on my Lionel O gauge layout?

Cody is joined by Classic Toy Trains editor Hal Miller to identify possible contact issues...

Big Skies & Iron Rails, Powder River Basin Coal Trains

Big Skies & Iron Rails, Powder River Basin Coal Trains

There may be no better place than Logan Hill to highlight hard-working, heavy-haulin’ railroads in...

Big Skies & Iron Rails, Intermodal Trains

Big Skies & Iron Rails, Intermodal Trains

With its fast-moving, extensive-length, and often technicolor appearance, intermodal freight transportation along the rails of...

Montana Rail Link Requiem

Montana Rail Link Requiem

Montana Rail Link, for all intents and purposes, is over. Simply awaiting STB approval before...

Olympia & Sand Creek | Cutting holes in things

Olympia & Sand Creek | Cutting holes in things

Can’t you just tell by the pile of materials, supplies, and tools on David’s workbench?...

What is the correct fan configuration on an SD45?

What is the correct fan configuration on an SD45?

Cody helps a reader identify the correct fan configuration on an SD45. Are you looking...

Illinois Central upside-down fruit pudding

Illinois Central upside-down fruit pudding

Illinois Central upside-down fruit pudding Trains LIVE — 12-7-2022 — “The experienced Illinois Central traveler...

Daughter of rail artist Ted Rose speaks

Daughter of rail artist Ted Rose speaks

Daughter of rail artist Ted Rose speaks: There is no doubt that Ted Rose ranks...

Mid-Continent Railway Museum visit with Montana Western No. 31

Mid-Continent Railway Museum visit with Montana Western No. 31

Mid-Continent Railway Museum visit with Montana Western No. 31 Trains LIVE — 11-9-2022 — It...

Spaces to Places III | Making a highway, part 2

Spaces to Places III | Making a highway, part 2

Host Gerry Leone is making great inroads on his new roadway construction! In this episode,...

Big Skies & Iron Rails, Season 2 Official Trailer

Big Skies & Iron Rails, Season 2 Official Trailer

Did you think railfan/professional photographer Tom Danneman would end his unique treks to the American...

Guilford Rail System’s Bishop Street Branch in HO scale

Guilford Rail System’s Bishop Street Branch in HO scale

Enjoy this exclusive Trains.com Video highlighting the processes veteran layout builder and frequent author Lance...

Working with wire cutters expertly with David Popp

Working with wire cutters expertly with David Popp

Working with wire cutters expertly - Trains.com director David Popp demonstrates the application of wire...

Picture-in-Picture, a Trains.com Video feature

Picture-in-Picture, a Trains.com Video feature

Picture-in-Picture (PiP) is a new feature on Trains.com that allows you to stream videos within...

Variable Speed Playback, a Trains.com Video feature

Variable Speed Playback, a Trains.com Video feature

Variable Speed Playback (VSP), the ability to speed up or slow down video content, is...

Closed Captioning, a Trains.com Video feature

Closed Captioning, a Trains.com Video feature

Closed captioning (CC), an on-screen text version of the audio content in a video, is...

Can railroad materials be reused?

Can railroad materials be reused?

Cody addresses applicable cases for railroad track material reuse. Are you looking to learn more...

How railroads transport different types of steel

How railroads transport different types of steel

Cody discusses the rules and regulations around the transport of steel products by rail. Are...

What’s in a locomotive number?

What’s in a locomotive number?

Cody discusses locomotive numbering in this installment of Ask Trains. Are you looking to learn...

What is the difference between a coach and a chair car?

What is the difference between a coach and a chair car?

Cody addresses the differences between a coach and a chair car in this installment of...