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Trains Magazine is the worlds, largest circulation English-language railroad magazine. Our special focus is on North America.

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Gary Wolf speaks with Trains about double-stack derailments

Railroad derailment expert Gary Wolf speaks with Trains Associate Editor Steve Sweeney about double-stack derailments in the 1970s and 1980s as well as his job investigating derailments around the world.

22mins

17 Oct 2017

Rank #1

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Conversations with Brian Solomon, Episode 9

Brian talks with rail industry veteran Dan Bigda about issues in the industry and, specifically, the railcar supply business. This is the first in a multi-part conversation.

31mins

9 Nov 2018

Rank #2

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Conversations with Brian Solomon, Episode 37

Passenger columnist Bob Johnston and Senior Editor David Lassen join Brian for a look at south Florida's new Brightline rail service! They talk about the equipment, stations, and onboard experience when traveling. (This episode was recorded in January 2019.)

18mins

17 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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Conversations with Brian Solomon, Episode 10

Trains' Associate Editor Brian Schmidt and locomotive correspondent Chris Guss join Solomon this week to discuss cameras and railroad photography.

19mins

22 Nov 2018

Rank #4

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Conversations with Brian Solomon, Episode 4

Beebe and Clegg are names synonymous with early railroad photography and familiar to most any railfan today. Brian talks with photographer and author John Gruber about their legacy in the 21st century.

18mins

30 Aug 2018

Rank #5

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Conversations with Brian Solomon, Episode 8

Brian Solomon sits down with Trains' passenger columnist Bob Johnston and retired Amtrak engineer Craig Willett to talk about the national passenger carrier. This is the second in a multi-part conversation that began in Episode 2.

15mins

26 Oct 2018

Rank #6

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Conversations with Brian Solomon, Episode 35

Brian talks to Jim Deegan of Rail Tours Ireland about traveling to Ireland, setting up rail tours on the island, Irish rail equipment, and more.

16mins

6 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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Conversations with Brian Solomon, Episode 32

Brian talks to Peter Rigney of the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland about traveling to Ireland, Dublin's historic stations, the role of the Society, and much more.

24mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #8

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CSX Transportation listening session before STB Oct. 11, 2017 Part I

A CSX Transportation CEO E. Hunter Harrison presents before the Surface Transportation Board on Oct. 11. More information is available from the STB: https://www.stb.gov/stb/audiomee.nsf/71c35e25bd34f1f68525653300425877/8832013effcfab5e852581b7004ca125?OpenDocumentand Trains Magazine: www.trainsmag.com

3hr 28mins

12 Oct 2017

Rank #9

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Trains News Wire Round-up for the week of Dec. 13, 2019

Trains editors talk about the rail news that is fit to speak for the week of Dec. 13, 2019. In this episode, Jim and Steve talk about BNSF "snow coaches", a Wabtec battery locomotive, weekly carload traffic, and more!Only from Trains!

6mins

13 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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Trains News Wire Round-Up for the week of Nov. 22, 2019

Trains editors talk about rail news that's fit to print. This week, Jim and Steve talk about Big Boy No. 4014, National #TakeATrainToWorkDay, Canadian National workers' strike, and more!Only from Trains.

6mins

22 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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Trains News Wire Round-up for Nov. 15, 2018

Trains editors discuss all the rail news that is fit to publish for the week of Nov. 15, 2018. This week's topics include: grand train stations, Santa Trains, and crude oil.

7mins

15 Nov 2018

Rank #12

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Trains News Wire Round-up for the week of Dec. 6, 2019

Read all of this week's news stories online: http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wireTrains editors present the week in railroad news for the week of Dec. 6, 2019. In this round-up, Jim and Steve talk about Union Pacific's lawsuit over an 1800s contract, freight traffic trends, and Amtrak's surprise box.Only from Trains!

8mins

6 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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Conversations with Brian Solomon, Episode 2

Brian Solomon sits down with Trains' passenger columnist Bob Johnston and retired Amtrak engineer Craig Willett to talk about the national passenger carrier. This is the first in a multi-part conversation.

13mins

30 Aug 2018

Rank #14

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Conversations with Brian Solomon, Episode 3

Brian has a lively chat with Trains' designers: Art Director Tom Danneman and Senior Graphic Designer Drew Halverson about railroad photography, train-watching out West, and the cameras they use.

17mins

30 Aug 2018

Rank #15

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Talking Trains with Brian & Steve

Trains Associate Editors Brian Schmidt and S. Sweeney talk about their favorite historic and modern railroads in this inaugural Trains podcast.

16mins

31 Jul 2018

Rank #16

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Conversations with Brian Solomon, Episode 24

Trains' passenger columnist Bob Johnston is back in the studio with retired engineer and passenger train aficionado Craig Willett and, of course, Brian Solomon. They talk about the passenger train dining experience, both on the beloved trains of the fallen flags and today on Amtrak.

14mins

21 Jun 2019

Rank #17

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Trains News Wire video for April 27

This week, Associate Editor Brian Schmidt and Editor Jim Wrinn discuss Norfolk Southern's financials, new commuter power for California, two Texas derailments, narrow gauge steam in Maine, and much more!

5mins

27 Apr 2018

Rank #18

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Trains News Wire Round-Up April 21, 2017

Trains Editor Jim Wrinn and Associate Editor Steve Sweeney review the week in railroad news for the week of April 21. This week: Metra officials say they'll seek proposals for new passenger cars and locomotives; Colorado's Legislature moves the state one step closer to new intercity passenger service; highlights from CSX Corp. and Canadian Pacific earnings calls; news about Trains live-streaming, and more! Only from Trains!

10mins

21 Apr 2017

Rank #19

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Trains News Wire for July 27

This week, Associate Editor Steve Sweeney talks about Union Pacific 844 incident, the Red Devil, another Durango & Silverton disruption, Class I railroad earnings, and much more!

4mins

27 Jul 2018

Rank #20