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Winter 2006

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

Chasing the disappearing past

Fallen Flags Remembered

Texas & Pacific J. Parker Lamb

True Color

A Grand Trunk Western 2-8-2 pinch-hitting at Pontiac, Mich.

A Classic Year

1947: Trains of Freedom and the Future

The Way It Was

Railroading in Maine at 40 Below Zero, by Marvin Dow • Green Beans and Trains, by Harry V. Noble • “Happy 10th Birthday, David Watson!” by David W. Salter • An Underrated Diesel, by Bruce Beardsley • An Unsolved Mystery It Remains, by J. David Ingles

Car Stop

Car Stop

Second Section

An Improbable 2-10-2 Revival in Iowa

Bumping Post

Boston’s North Station

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STEAM LOCOMOTIVES

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