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Winter 2018


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


Farewell to two giants

Head End

Classy freight power • Celebrities at Sunnyside • Reviews of new books • 6,500 miles from La Grange • Classic Trains crew changes

Fast Mail

Letters from readers on our Fall 2018 issue


Commentary by Kevin P. Keefe

True Color

E6 at the 1939 world's fair

Fallen Flags Remembered

Wabash Railroad

The Way It Was

My Best Train Ride • Oak Hill, Population 16

Car Stop

Piedmont & Northern

Classics Today

Rock Island E units restored

Bumping Post

The Milwaukee Road's hometown station

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Passenger trains from the classic era.


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