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Spring 2005

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

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True Color

C&O's maize and blue

Fallen Flags Remembered

Gulf, Mobile & Ohio

A Classic Year

1980: Abandonment, Mergers, Deregulation

The Way It Was

How I Became "Old Smoky," by Les Clark • Dad, Trains, and Me, by Michael Landry • A New Way to Unload Sand, by Steward A. Sparks • Could Amtrak Recover this Fast?

Car Stop

Atlanta: Curved sides to Stone Mountain

Second Section

Harwood honored for Van Sweringen book

Bumping Post

Santa Fe at Grand Canyon, Ariz.

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Rail action at a moment in time.


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