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Summer 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

Santa Fe was a classic—all the way

Fallen Flags Remembered

Pittsburgh & Lake Erie

A Classic Year

1950: Two old competitors tie the knot

The Way It Was

By Train to Cedar Point, by J. David Ingles • When White Was Black, by Bert Pennypacker • Room Service? Can You Send Up a 6300? by J. W. Swanberg • Traveling with the Team, by Nick Thomas • Split-Second Timing on the Phoebe Snow, by Theodore Shrady • The Great Great Western Freight Encounter, by Richard J. Anderson • Birth of a Nickname, by George Rieves

Second Section

Books Feature Passenger Classics

Bumping Post

New Haven station, Provincetown, Mass.

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Free download

The history of railroad electrification in the US.


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