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Fall 2017


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.

In Every Issue


"New Railroad to fallen flag"

Head End

Salt Lake diesel conclave • Keeping up appearances • Western & Norfolk? • Steam revival in Duluth • St. Louis during the war • William L. Withuhn obituary • Fletcher Swan obituary • Warren McGee obituary

Fast Mail

Letters from our readers


Commentary by Kevin P. Keefe

True Color

Pine Tree State cooperation, on the Maine Central

Fallen Flags Remembered

Soo Line

Classics Today

North Carolina museums honor Coast Line and Seaboard

The Way It Was

Playing with a Private Car • Maybe There's Something in Saugus • Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Car Stop

Notable trolleys in New Haven, Conn.

Ready Track

Reviews of new books

Bumping Post

Gare Centrale: Canadian National modernizes in Montreal

Before Penn Central

Before Penn Central

Stories about the PRR, NYC, NH and PC.


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