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Summer 2003

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

Lovable underdog

True Color

Looking over UP 105 on Sherman Hill

Fallen Flags Remembered

Chicago Great Western

A Classic Year

1955: Jets, Geeps, and Canada's Greatest Train

The Way It Was

Blue Train of the Prairies, by J.F.J. Pereira • The Challenges of Firing an Oil-Burner, by Barry Anderson • Stranger on the West Shore, by Ben Alabastro • A Unique Threesome, by J. David Ingles

Car Stop

Nearly midnight for Milwaulee trolleys

Second Section

B&O: Every railfan's favorite railroad?

Bumping Post

Butte, Mont., on the Milwaukee Road

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The history of railroad electrification in the US.


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