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Spring 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

Magnificent Obsession

Fallen Flags Remembered

New York, New Haven & Hartford

A Classic Year

1969: Weird, wonderful, and one-of-a-kind trains

The Way It Was

Susquehanna Surprise, by Robert Dykstra • The Pacifics that Held Up Berkshires, by Fred N. Houser • An Uncelebrated Steam Finale, by Ken Kraemer • PRR at Dola, Ohio, 1948, by John R. Crosby • No Way to Treat a Soldier, by Don Olsen • Riding the Red Cars to War, by Cliff Dektar • The Sunday the Trains Stopped, by J. J. Young Jr. • A Vote for the Troop Sleeper, by Bill Severin • Another Vote for the Troop Sleeper, by Joe Ewing • In Scranton, a Somber July 4 • And One for the Tourist Sleeper, by Lloyd Stagner • Travels Over Here and Over There, by Don Robinson • Measles and POW's, by Ronald F. McWilliams • D.C. Union Station: I Was There, by Lawrence M. Clifton • Alabama to North Africa, by Joseph S. Cornillow

Second Section

David Salter preserves friends' photos

Bumping Post

SP's 3rd and Townsend, San Francisco

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The history of railroad electrification in the US.


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