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Winter 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

16-drivered powerhouses


Meet this issue’s crew

Head End

Milwaukee Road sleeper • Chesapeake & Ohio cardboard timetable • Baltimore & Ohio lumber accident • Louisville & Nashville and hard hat safety • "Doghouse" seats for head-end brakemen

Fast Mail

Letters from our readers

True Color

Smoke from a snug mobile office, a GTW caboose

Fallen Flags Remembered

Central Railroad of New Jersey

Workin' on the Railroad

Milwaukee Road hostler

The Way it Was

Earliest recollections • Fast run on the Frisco • Adventures of a rookie brakeman • Where the Penn Central was colorful

Car Stop

Dual gauge and decimals in Denver

Ready Track

New books and DVD's

Second Section

Winton Place is no more: The Cincinnati train-watchers' depot survives, but its familiar name is gone

Bumping Post

King of IC's Central Stations

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Profiles on the six major diesel-locomotive manufacturing companies.


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