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Summer 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

Link's Genius Served an Obsession

Fallen Flags Remembered

Delaware & Hudson

A Classic Year

1961: New life for one friend, farewell to some others

The Way It Was

Merger? What Merger? When Two Tariffs Equal One Trip, by J. David Ingles • Welch: Santa Fe's Arizona Outpost, by Charles W. Lindenberg • The Reverend and the Rock Island, by Richard J. Anderson • The Right Touch, by Bert Pennypacker

Bumping Post

New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal

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The history of railroad electrification in the US.


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