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Fall 2000

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.


Editor's Page

Local Heroes

Fallen Flags Remembered

Minneapolis & St. Louis

A Classic Year

1957: O&W gives up the ghost

The Way It Was

First Big Trip on the Clover Leaf, by Donald E. Daily • R.I.P. on the Q, by John A. Swearingen • Mason City Memories, by Paul Beyer • On-Time John, by William E. "Cannonball" McGee • The Buffalo Switch, by Theodore Shrady

Bumping Post

South Station, Boston

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The history of railroad electrification in the US.


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