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our_magazine_coverClassic Trains is a quarterly magazine celebrating the "golden years of railroading." It covers the North American railroad scene from the early 1920s to the late 1970s. Proud steam giants, colorful streamliners, great passenger terminals, down-home local trains, recollections of railroaders and train-watchers . . . they're all in the pages of Classic TrainsLearn more about the magazine. Meet the Classic Trains staff who brings you each issue.

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Welcome to Classic Trains, a magazine and website celebrating the North American Railroad scene from the 1920s through the 1970s.

STEAM LOCOMOTIVES

Learn about the many types of locomotives — from tiny 0-4-0s to the giant Big Boy — that powered the railroads for more than a century. Read more now. »

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