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Winter 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

Welcome

Thanks, Dad

Head End

The Erie in Erie? • Old Reliable 0-8-0 finds a new Kentucky home • Reviews of new books and DVD • John J. Harmon obituary

Fast Mail

Letters from readers on our Fall 2017 issue

Mileposts

Commentary by Kevin P. Keefe

True Color

Roll on, Columbian!

Fallen Flags Remembered

Bessemer & Lake Erie

The Way It Was

"Just Write Daddy" • Phoebe to the Rescue • Summer Job for Life

Car Stop

What plays in Peoria? Birneys!

Classics Today

The repatriated PAs

Bumping Post

History in Baltimore: B&O's Camden Station

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STEAM LOCOMOTIVES

Learn about the many types of locomotives — from tiny 0-4-0s to the giant Big Boy — that powered the railroads for more than a century. Read more now. »

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