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Spring 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

What Might Have Been

Fallen Flags Remembered

St. Louis-San Francisco

A Classic Year

1935: Hard times, high speed, and a bridge called Huey

The Way It Was

Talking to the Man in the Hat, by Michael G. McHale • Some Water on the Cheap, by C. K. Marsh Jr. • A Window in Thrums, by Steven Duff • Outfits I Have Known, by Michael J. McLaughlin • ACL No. 1 Falters, by Thomas Francis • Scene from a Sunday Drive, by Charles M. Mizell Jr.

Bumping Post

King Street and Union stations, Seattle

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The history of railroad electrification in the US.


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