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Fall 2003

Classic Trains is a quarterly magazine celebrating the "golden years of railroading." Each issue covers the North American railroad scene from the 1920s to the late 1970s with extraordinary photographs and compelling writing. Giant steam locomotives, colorful streamliners, down-home local trains, great passenger terminals, recollections of railroaders and train-watchers . . . they're all in the pages of Classic Trains.

Departments

Editor's Page

Cherishing the fleeting past

True Color

Photo line with a mission on the Livonia, Avon & Lakeville

Fallen Flags Remembered

Norfolk & Western

A Classic Year

1948: Amid postwar optimism, some celebrations

The Way It Was

Rondout Memories, 1941, by Frank Sellers • Streetcar Sundays, by Michael G. McHale • Second 68 and the Lafayette Helper, by Hal Lewis • Hail, Columbia! by Louis A. Marre

Car Stop

Changing Times in Birmingham, Ala.

Second Section

Shortline steam stalwarts

Bumping Post

Pennsylvania Station, New York

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Three stories written and photographed by Jim Shaughnessy.

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