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Fall 2001

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

Our Witnesses to History

Fallen Flags Remembered

Virginian Railway

A Classic Year

1954: Riding high on the Santa Fe

The Way It Was

The Williamsport Shifter Fuel Feud, by John W. Orr • Caught in the Act, by Jim Shaughnessy • My Summer at 'Tac Harbor', by Eric Hirsimaki • Late Fall Encounter at Georgetown Junction, by Paul Seidenman • Close Call for the Scout, by Doyle Jackson • Live Steam on the Loose, by William E. "Cannonball" McGee

Bumping Post

Pacific Electric's 6th and Main terminal, Los Angeles

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The history of railroad electrification in the US.


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