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It's all about you at Progressive Railroading.

Our advertisers want to appeal to our subscribers and our subscribers want to discover new products and services to help their day to day operations. We’re in the middle of it, delivering news and product info to readers like these:


Meet the Buyers

Precision marketing is all about knowing your audience. Get to know your future customers. Progressive Railroading magazine reaches top-tier buyers and influencers, including:

  • Director of Equipment Maintenance, BNSF
  • Director of Signals, BNSF
  • Director of Fleet Management, CSX
  • President and CEO, Kansas City Southern
  • Vice President of Mechanical, Norfolk Southern
  • Director of Intermodal, Union Pacific
  • Director of Track Maintenance, Union Pacific
  • President, Chicago Transit Authority
  • Vice President of Leasing, CIT Rail
  • CEO, Freight Car America
  • Executive VP, The Greenbrier Companies
  • President and COO, HDR Engineering
  • Vice President, National Steel Car
  • Director, New York Metro Transit Authority



“I read Progressive Railroading to stay on top of what's happening in the industry. I love sharing articles with our partners! ”

Kenyon Corbett - Transport Center

“As we work with short line development projects, it is important to keep our fingers on the pulse of the industry. Progressive Railroading provides the information needed to be both dynamic and proactive. ”

Eric Benson - CEO - Clear Track Logistics

“I read Progressive Railroading to keep up with the many projects railroad owners and contractors are working on throughout the country. We like to keep up with what is always changing in the railroad industry. Our contractors like to see what others are doing with new technology and safety standards and I believe that Progressive Railroading magazine gives us readers this information. ”

Raul Martinez - Railroad Cooperation and Education Trust "RAILCET"

“Keeps me fresh on key trends and industry advancements and up to date on news. ”

Jason Smeak - Sr Dir Strategic Dev - Omni Trax

“It is very current on what is happening in the industry. ”

John Magness - President - Canton Railroad

“It is the most current and up to date publication available. Without it, I would be up a creek. ”

Mike Raposa - Roadmaster - Mission City Northern RR

“PR articles reveal concerning issues of the day that professional railroaders NEED to know and understand. ”

J.C. Garner - Executive Director - Western Maryland Scenic Railway

“Provides important industry breaking news and in depth articles on important issues, operators and subjects. ”

Jeffrey Vernick - Manager Performance Analysis and Planning - North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

“Best source of rail industry information I have found. ”

George Yarusavage - Board Member - ASCM




Railroad decision makers named Progressive Railroading the magazine they find most useful in helping them become aware of new products and services.

* Stats from Rail Industry Readership and Digital Usage Study 2019

Most Useful

Which magazine is most useful for you in your job overall?

PR - 84% RA - 16%

Source of Industry News

Which magazine is a timely source of industry news?

PR - 85% RA - 15%

Selecting Contracting Services

Which magazine is most useful in helping you select contracting services? (Maintenance of Way, Car Repair, Etc.)

PR - 79% RA - 21%

Becoming Aware of New Products or Services

Which magazine helps you become aware of new products or services?

PR - 81% RA - 19%
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