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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
Logging cabooses ranged from large to small and primitive to modern. This four-wheel wood caboose served Weyerhaeuser Timber Co. early in the 20th century. Harold Borovec photo
An IC man recalls that working on steam was not all milk and honey
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Some years ago, after a reunion of my old 10th Engineer Battalion at Springfield, Ill., I boarded Amtrak’s Statehouse for Chicago. I’d never ridden the former Chicago & Alton before, but I was eager to see if I could locate a certain
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