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Summer 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

We all have our Troys

True Color

North Shore Line at Milwaukee

Fallen Flags Remembered

Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern

A Classic Year

1946: Dream Trains, Diesels, and Demobilization

The Way It Was

A South Bend Tradition, by J. David Ingles • My "Bad-Luck" Engine, by Jack O. Elwood • Mrs. White's Final Journey, by Steven Duff • A Peach of a "Zephyr"

Car Stop

Birneys at Independence, Kans.

Second Section

Vista-Dome debut on the GM&O

Bumping Post

St. Louis Union Station

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Three stories written and photographed by Jim Shaughnessy.


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