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Fall 2002

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

Moments in Time

True Color

A PRR K4 hell-bent for Bay Head

Fallen Flags Remembered

1929: Prosperity before Black Friday

A Classic Year

The Way It Was

Triple Treat in Champaign, by William H. Polk • Get the Old Man, by Gil Reid • Not My Favorite Picture, by George Gillespie • Cruel and Inhuman Punishment for a CN 2-8-0, by Hal Lewis • End of the Line for N&W's Pocahontas, by Rick Wright

Second Section

Edgemoor & Manetta; classic-era photographers gather

Bumping Post

St. Paul Union Depot

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Rail action at a moment in time.


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