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Winter 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

True Color

LIRR C-Liner 2003

Fallen Flags Remembered

Maine Central

A Classic Year

1970: BN's first steps, PC's big fall

The Way It Was

Southbound Odyssey, by J. David Ingles • Postwar Commuter Surprises, by Adrian A. Paradis • Big Engines at St. Paul Union Depot, by Steve Glischinski • Big Saturday Night, by Kenneth Rohde

Second Section

Guardians of the rail-air legacy

Car Stop

Christmastime in Oklahoma City

Bumping Post

Charleston, S.C., Union Station

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The history of railroad electrification in the US.


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