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Winter 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

The Snows and Trains of Yesteryear

True Color

Southern Pacific's lone RDC passing a steam freight at Albany, Calif., in 1955.

Fallen Flags Remembered

Pere Marquette Railway

A Classic Year

1968: Bright Colors, Steam-Ups, a Dark Day

The Way It Was

Memories of a Delaware & Hudson tripleheader at Lake George, N.Y., by Robert T. Graulty • Santa Fe’s classy recovery from a Missouri derailment, by G. Mac Sebree • Incident on Horseshoe Curve, 1947, by Jack Wise • Splintery end for a Wabash depot, by Glen Brewer

Car Stop

A PCC and two standard cars in Cincinnati

Second Section

Rancho Rio Grande

Bumping Post

Broad Street Station, Richmond, Va.

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Stories about the railroads that formed Penn Central.


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