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Summer 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


"Here comes the special!"

Head End

Mikado cadaver • Two of a kind! • A little thing . . . • "E"-volution on the Burlington • James E. Valle Obituary

Fast Mail

Letters from our readers


Commentary by Kevin P. Keefe

True Color

A B&O Pacific gets dressed up for the Soap Box Derby

Fallen Flags Remembered

Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis

Classics Today

Steam revival on Pennsylvania's Everett Railroad

The Way It Was

"Running Extra" Adventures • Swan Song for New Haven Mail • Like Father, Like Son

Car Stop

A Milwaukee interurban cruises down the North Shore Line

Ready Track

Reviews of new books

Bumping Post

PRR set up a giant one-day terminal for Army vs. Navy

Before Penn Central

Before Penn Central

Stories about the PRR, NYC, NH and PC.


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