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Summer 2013


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.

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What was an interurban?


Meet this issue's crew

Head End

Seeing double on the Norfolk & Western • Burlington Route Zephyrus demoted • Slicing up the U.S. car fleet in 1946 • New York Central 4-8-4 Niagara's bell

Fast Mail

Letters from our readers

True Color

Blue Pacific: Baltimore & Ohio 4-6-2 No. 5300

Fallen Flags Remembered

Norfolk Southern Railway (1883-1974)

Classics Today

Wisconsin's interurban survivor: East Troy Electric Railroad

The Way it Was

Pennsy Dinosaur Tracks in Ohio • On Calling Stations ... and Cows! • Routine Morning at LAUPT

Car Stop

Rochester, N.Y.'s, Trolley 'Subway'

Ready Track

Reviews of new books and new CD

Bumping Post

Interurban Capitol: Indianapolis Traction Terminal

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Rail action at a moment in time.


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