January 2022

The January 2022 issue of Trains Magazine.


In this Issue

CP+KCS merger

4,300-page document lays out details of unification for federal regulators

Big plans

What Union Pacific does before the world’s largest steam locomotive goes on tour

Photos by Steve Smedley

What you should see in 2022

As a new year begins, these facets of railroading shouldn’t be taken for granted

Railroad with history still makes history

Short line Gettysburg & Northern trundles through apple orchards and Pennsylvania battlefields to connect with two Class I railroads

William Anderson

Winter in coal country

Evolution in the nation’s coal bin
Michael J. Wilson

Buy now, try it later

Metro-North’s railbanking of a historic route proved to be a smart purchase for passengers in New York

In My Own Words: Don’t say it never happened

Yes, an Amtrak F40 led a Grand Trunk Western freight


Views from our colleague who is the new editor of Classic Trains

In every issue

News p. 4
CN CEO to step down amid proxy fight; Iowa steam stored; rail and the infrastructure bill

Bill Stephens p. 8
CP-KCS merger has all the right stuff. But will a bigger, better railroad live up to traffic projections

Brian Solomon p. 9
Lessons from Pete Lerro’s railroad photography events

Preservation p. 46
Nevada Northern wants its diesels back

Train-Watching p. 48
Hot spot: Sand Patch, Pa.

Ask Trains p. 50
What’s the priority for dispatchers: passenger or freight trains? 4014 and PTC