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Summer 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

Steam on the Cusp

Fallen Flags Remembered

Reading Company

The Way It Was

Northern Pacific's Elusive FT's, by David Lustig • Night in an Outfit Car, by Michael J. McLaughlin • Just Another Last Run, by Mallory Hope Ferrell • Rookie Fireman's Friend, by T. B. Thompson • A Father's Legacy, by Stephen A. Lake • That's Railroading, by Robert J. Finnegan

A Classic Year

1945: 'These Proceedings are Closed'

Bumping Post

Tampa Union Station

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Rail action at a moment in time.


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