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Spring 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

A Special Time

Fallen Flags Remembered

Louisville & Nashville: Still reliable after all these years

The Way It Was

I Rode the Crescent—for Free!, by Curt Tillotson Jr. • A Little Nervous Calculating, by Ed King • No One Dared Look, by Bert Pennypacker • At Grandmother's, by Richard A. Polk • Rough Handling, by Robert Henderson • Of Trusting Mothers and Hot Summer Days, by Don Hodun

A Classic Year

1966: Southern Steams Up, EMD Revs Up

Bumping Post

Grand Central Station, Chicago

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The history of railroad electrification in the US.


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