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Spring 2004

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

Joining the Birds with "Bird's-Eye View"

True Color

Fading New Hven Alcos

Fallen Flags Remembered


A Classic Year

1958: New Yards, More Diesels Symbolize Progress

The Way It Was

To Chicago with Dad, by Frank M. Rogers • A Friend in Time: My Railroad Watch, by Jack O. Elwood • Mix-Up on the Ripley Mixed, by Bob Withers • 1910 Substance vs. '57 Style

Car Stop

Big-time Trolleys in Small-Time Johnstown, Pa.

Second Section

Hammer Drawing Recalls Railroad Drafting Offices; R&LHS awards

Bumping Post

Digby, Nova Scotia

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Stories about the railroads that formed Penn Central.


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