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Summer 2011


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

A watershed moment


Meet this issue's crew

Head End

Baltimore & Ohio • Amtrak's 40th • Rio Grande view from caboose • Obituaries: Jim Boyd, Robert G. Lewis, Donald J. Krofta, William W. Kratville

Fast Mail

Letters from our readers

True Color

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy little red waycar

Fallen Flags Remembered

Seaboard Air Line

Classics Today

Argent Lumber's rat pack of steam lives on

The Way it Was

Crisis at the coal chute • Minidoka: place of enchantment • Vindication on Chicago & North Western

Car Stop

Ottawa Electric Railway streetcars

Ready Track

New books and new DVD

Second Section

Ancient Amtrak history 101 • Bird's-Eye View from a structure

Bumping Post

Union Pacific's Deco depot in Las Vegas

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Profiles on the six major diesel-locomotive manufacturing companies.


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