Train of Thought
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    Posted over 4 years ago by Bill Withuhn
    A rare trio spoke in August before an important annual professional gathering that represents all transport modes: Three leading Class-1 CEOs – BNSF’s Matt Rose, Kansas City Southern’s Mike Haverty, and Norfolk Southern’s Wick Moorman – spoke at a forum...
    Posted over 5 years ago by Bill Withuhn
    Trains is pleased to welcome Smithsonian Transportation Curator Bill Withuhn to our blogs. Withuhn is well known to Trains readers for his many articles in the magazine and his work in preservation. You can read much more about him and his fascinating...
    Posted over 5 years ago by Kathi Kube
    A couple of months ago, I took — and passed, thank you very much — my rules exam at the Illinois Railway Museum. That's right, I'm now a baby brakeman learning as much as I can about railroading operations with the goal of marking up to conductor and...
    Posted over 5 years ago by Jim Wrinn
    by Jim Wrinn Santa Fe, Union Pacific, Southern, Southern Pacific, Boston & Maine: The illustrious list of Class I railroad steam locomotives that are back in operation or on the way to steaming is impressive; the notion that the only steam in captivity...
    Posted over 5 years ago by Andy Cummings
    It's a fair question, to be sure. Canadian Pacific's Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern withdrew 19 lawsuits attempting to seize land from Wyoming residents; the land was to be used for a new right-of-way into the Powder River Basin coalfields. I spoke with...
    Posted over 5 years ago by Matt Van Hattem
    by Matt Van Hattem Senior editor So guess where I was on a crystal clear Saturday afternoon while the rest of you were out taking train pictures? At the movies seeing “Julie & Julia.” I’ll admit I was a little reluctant to go, but my moviegoing...