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Summer 2010

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.


Editor's Page

Thank goodness for light bridges!


Meet this issue’s crew

Head End

Items from railroad history, then and now

Fast Mail

Letters from our readers

True Color

Winter color in New England: White River Junction, 1963

Fallen Flags Remembered

Detroit, Toledo & Ironton

Workin' on the Railroad

Reservations in the round on the C&O

The Way It Was

Open-Hearth Light Show on the B&O: Benwood at Night • IC and NYC Action at Historic Kensington, Ill. • "Wanna Ride Along With Us?" Asked a Southern Engineer • Genesis of a Debt to be Rapaid on the NH • KCS and T&P Drag-Racing Out of Texarkana • NP Telegrapher at Wilber • "Abandoned" During SAL Switching at Jacksonville

Car Stop

El Paso’s long-lasting, border-crossing PCC’s

Ready Track

Brief reviews of classic era books and DVD’s

Second Section

The 64-Year Story Behind the Story City Story • Winter 2009 Issue Updates: the Cannon Ball, Collinwood, and Stratford

Bumping Post

Milwaukee Road’s Minneapolis station

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Profiles on the six major diesel-locomotive manufacturing companies.


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