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Winter 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

Legendary Limiteds

True Color

Watching the paint dry on a CNJ Babyface

Fallen Flags Remembered

Chicago Aurora & Elgin

A Classic Year

1963: Dieseldom's Swingin' Second Generation

The Way It Was

Spreading My Wings from SN Junction, by W. L. Gwyer • Showtime in Pasadena, by Harold E. Ahlers • A Sandwich on the House, by Steven Duff • The Ultimate Degree of Nomenclature, by Jim Shaughnessy • Mission Accomplished, by Scott A. Hartley • Nice to Fire For, but a Bit Strange, by Barry Anderson

Second Section

Gil Reid's message for Ted Rose

Bumping Post

Englewood Union Station, Chicago

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Stories about the railroads that formed Penn Central.


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