Train Watching

Follow along with Trains editors and staff as we watch beautiful trains around the world in operation.
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...

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...

Monticello Railway Museum visit

Monticello Railway Museum visit

  Join Trains for a 2021 visit to Illinois’ Monticello Railway Museum located in the...

Colorado Railroad Museum: Three in Steam

Colorado Railroad Museum: Three in Steam

The Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden in May operated all three of its restored steam...

Duplainville, Wis.: Milwaukee’s hot spot

Duplainville, Wis.: Milwaukee’s hot spot

Located just 20 miles west of Milwaukee in an easy to reach location, Duplainville offers...

Rio Grande Caboose on the Georgetown Loop

Rio Grande Caboose on the Georgetown Loop

One of Colorado's spectacular tourist railroads, the Georgetown Loop, has added a special passenger car...

Maine’s Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington two-foot gauge

Maine’s Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington two-foot gauge

Trains run in the snow and winter

Soo Line 1003

Soo Line 1003

The 2-8-2 puts on a rare appearance on Wisconsin & Southern in November 2020

Ohio’s Ashland Railway

Ohio’s Ashland Railway

A short line between Mansfield and Fostoria, Ohio, keeps a former Baltimore & Ohio line...

Age of Steam Roundhouse

Age of Steam Roundhouse

The biggest roundhouse built in the U.S. since the 1950s holds a treasure trove of...