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Steam in the snow

Steam in the snow

There's just something special about witnessing steam trains working through winter weather. Watching as huge...

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad hosts massive steam locomotive

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad hosts massive steam locomotive

In November 2022, Trains Magazine hosted their second photo special of the year on the...

Rotary snowplow clears Cumbres Pass

Rotary snowplow clears Cumbres Pass

Of all the forces that can bring trains to a halt, snow has to be...

Operation Sergeant Santa

Operation Sergeant Santa

The Military Railroad Society, a 501 C3 not for profit organization, returns to provide military families,...

CSX Santa Train returns to the rails

CSX Santa Train returns to the rails

It began as a simple act of generosity to the folks of the Appalachian coalmining...

Montana Rail Link Requiem

Montana Rail Link Requiem

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

Climax Class A logging locomotive in action

Climax Class A logging locomotive in action

As most fans of steam locomotives will tell you, logging locomotives are….well, strange. Built to...

Big Boy switch engine in Cheyenne

Big Boy switch engine in Cheyenne

Big Boy switch engine: In 2022, the Union Pacific decided to slim down its heritage...

Aberdeen Carolina and Western ACW F units on parade in North Carolina

Aberdeen Carolina and Western ACW F units on parade in North Carolina

ACW F units on parade: The Aberdeen, Carolina & Western is a shortline in North...

Steam locomotive anniversary excursions in Ohio and Michigan

Steam locomotive anniversary excursions in Ohio and Michigan

Steam locomotive anniversary excursions: To celebrate joint anniversaries, the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society and...

Reading and Northern double header steam excursion

Reading and Northern double header steam excursion

Reading and Northern double header steam excursion: Reading & Northern 4-8-4 No. 2102 returned to...

Trains Trackside Trailer

Trains Trackside Trailer

Follow Trains.com videographer Kevin Gilliam as he explores U.S. railroading action from a trackside perspective. And...

Iowa Interstate No. 6988

Iowa Interstate No. 6988

Come out to Iowa for a mainline steam run in June 2022 as the Central...

Union Pacific Big Boy 4014’s trip through Louisiana in 2021

Union Pacific Big Boy 4014’s trip through Louisiana in 2021

In August 2021, Union Pacific Big Boy 4-8-8-4 No. 4014 ventured south to New Orleans,...

BNSF Railway Triple Track treat in Kansas

BNSF Railway Triple Track treat in Kansas

  Trains Editor Jim Wrinn is on the road in Kansas, following BNSF Railway triple...

Santa Fe steam at Kansas tourist railroad

Santa Fe steam at Kansas tourist railroad

Join Trains Editor Jim Wrinn on a trip to Kansas to see former Santa Fe...

San Francisco Cable Car Free Ride

San Francisco Cable Car Free Ride

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s (sfmta.com) iconic cable cars are up and running again. Even...

Reading & Northern Railroad steam excursions

Reading & Northern Railroad steam excursions

  Join Trains and videographer Kevin Gilliam for steam locomotive excursions on the Reading &...

Steam restoration continues on Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis 4-8-4 No. 576

Steam restoration continues on Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis 4-8-4 No. 576

  Join Trains for a look at the restoration work being done on former Nashville,...

Colorado’s Broadmoor, Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway is back

Colorado’s Broadmoor, Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway is back

A $100 million rebuild from the track to the trains has the iconic railroad to...