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Winter 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

The Greatest Challenge

Fallen Flags Remembered

Western Pacific

A Classic Year

1941: Motive-power milestones

The Way It Was

On SP's Narrow-Gauge, 1949 Became the 1880's, by Chard Walker • Water-Plug Prankster • The Rock and Little Rock, by Cornelius W. Hauck • The Gift, by Curtis L. Katz • Unexpected Treasure, by David Lustig • The Electric Shay, by C. K. Marsh Jr.

Second Section

Danger Lights movie no longer in danger

Bumping Post

Washington Union Station

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Stories about the railroads that formed Penn Central.


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