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Welcome to Classic Trains, a quarterly magazine celebrating the North American railroad scene from the early 1920s to the late 1970s with extraordinary photographs, studies of equipment and operations, and recollections from railfans and railroaders.
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Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 has been on display at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds for 51 years, but it will leave soon to begin a multi-year restoration that will return it to steam. Join us for extensive coverage of a Big Boy on the road to restoration. 
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Photo of the Day
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A Rayonier Lumber Co. Shay eases a 100-foot-long spar tree, spanning two log cars, up a spur. The log will be used for a new loader. Stan Kistler photo
When a bad-order load meant good luck for a Steelers fan
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While my hometown Pittsburgh Steelers were playing the Seattle Seahawks in the 2007 Super Bowl, I got to thinking about where I was the last time the Steelers won football’s biggest game. It was January 20, 1980, and I was in Amarillo, Texas.
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