Shortlines and Regionals

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Short Lines and Regionals - Selected U.S. and Canadian short lines covered in Trains since 1941. 20 articles, 96 pages
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Shortline railroads have been part of Trains magazine’s coverage going back to 1941. In this TRAINS Express PDF package, learn more about small railroads that do a big job, witness the changing patterns of motive power, and find out more about Iowa Interstate. Here’s the line-up of stories from the Trains magazine archive:

- “The Traveling Salesman” By Victor H. White, Pages 28-30, November 1941

- “Short Lines” By D. W. Yungmeyer, Pages 32-36, March 1944

- “Railroads to Golconda” By Lucius Beebe, Pages 20-23, September 1945

- “The Short Lines’ Pilot” By Raymond Moody, Pages 28-31,
September 1946

- “Don’t Sell the Short Lines Short” By L. A. Johnson, Pages 26-27, January 1949

- “Little Lines Around Washington” By E. John Long, Pages 18-21, August 1951

- “Deep in Dixie” By Mike Runey, Pages 48-49, February 1952

- “Arizona Copper Haulers” By Richard Steinheimer, Pages 26-30, July 1956

- “Short Lines Quiz: Do You Know the Well Known?” By David P. Morgan, Cover, Pages 26-27, February 1959

- “Short Line Steam: a Pictorial” By various photographers, Pages 28-39, February 1959

- “I Don’t Like Short Lines” By David P. Morgan, Pages 48-51, February 1959

- “The Demi-Empire of Georgia-Pacific” By Michael J. Dunn III, Page 19, May 1968

- “Michigan Metamorphosis” By Ron Cady, Pages 26-38, October 1987

- “The Ugly Ducklings Disperse” By J. David Ingles, Pages 45-49, November 1987

- “Search for the All-American Short-Line Diesel” By Thomas J. Yagerhofer, Pages 50-55, November 1987

- “Dereg Comes to Canada” By William E. Thoms, Pages 26-27, December 1988

- “Iowa Interstate” By Gary W. Dolzall, Pages 44-55, June 1989

- “The Fight Over Freight Cars” By Brian Buchanan, Pages 42-45, July 1994

- “David vs. Goliath” By Larry De Young, Pages 60-62, September 1996

- “Symbolic Trio—2: 44-Tonners” By Robert S. McGonigal, Pages 66-67, September 1999

(96 pages, 14.8 MB)
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