Trains (magazine)
Trains is a monthly magazine dedicated to train
A train is a connected series of vehicles for rail transport that move along a track to transport cargo or passengers from one place to another place. The track usually consists of two rails, but might also be a monorail or maglev guideway.Propulsion for the train is provided by a separate...

s and railroads
Rail transport
Rail transport is a means of conveyance of passengers and goods by way of wheeled vehicles running on rail tracks. In contrast to road transport, where vehicles merely run on a prepared surface, rail vehicles are also directionally guided by the tracks they run on...

, and is one of the two flagship publications of Kalmbach Publishing
Kalmbach Publishing
Kalmbach Publishing Co. is an American publisher of books and magazines, many of them railroad-related. It is now located in nearby Waukesha, Wisconsin...

. The magazine is read both by railroad enthusiasts, commonly referred to as railfan
A railfan or rail buff , railway enthusiast or railway buff , or trainspotter , is a person interested in a recreational capacity in rail transport...

s, and those within the railroad industry.

The magazine was founded in 1940 by Al C. Kalmbach
Al C. Kalmbach
Al C. Kalmbach was the founder of Kalmbach Publishing, a publisher of magazines and books geared towards enthusiasts of several different hobbies....

, and is based in Waukesha, Wisconsin
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Waukesha is a city in and the county seat of Waukesha County, Wisconsin, in the Upper Midwest region of the United States. The population was 70,718 at the 2010 census, making it the largest community in the county and 7th largest in the state. The city is located adjacent to the Town of Waukesha...

. With an annual circulation of 184,220, it is the largest and oldest North American consumer magazine on rail transportation. Primarily, Trains covers the railroad happenings in the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 and Canada
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean...

, and sometimes Mexico
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. However, there are articles on subjects on railroading around the world on occasion.

The editor as of October 2007 is Jim Wrinn
Jim Wrinn
Jim Wrinn is the editor of Trains magazine. In his Editor's column in the February 2005 issue, he referred to Trains as "the magazine that speaks to everyone with a spark of railroading."...

, formerly of the Charlotte Observer. The magazine also includes a column from International Herald Tribune
International Herald Tribune
The International Herald Tribune is a widely read English language international newspaper. It combines the resources of its own correspondents with those of The New York Times and is printed at 38 sites throughout the world, for sale in more than 160 countries and territories...

reporter Don Phillips
Don Phillips
Donald David Phillips is a Canadian Anglican bishop who is the current the Bishop of Rupert's Land.Phillips was educated at the University of Western Ontario and ordained in 1981. He was at Lac La Biche, Alberta until 1984 and then priest in charge at St Thomas' Fort McMurray...

, previously the transportation writer for the Washington Post. Well-known past editors included David P. Morgan and J. David Ingles, the former having served as editor-in-chief from 1953 to 1987, being succeeded by Ingles upon retirement.

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