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Fall 2006

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

Final Night for the Fast Mail

Fallen Flags Remembered

New York, Ontario & Western

True Color

N&W 611 at Iaeger, W.Va., in 1959

A Classic Year

1959: Motive-power Transition Continues

The Way It Was

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night, by Edward J. Prendergast • Canned Steam at “The Cash,” by Harry V. Noble • First Train to Tower Grove Usually Wins, by John A. Mills • Policing the Olympian Hi, by John P. McMahan • An Accidental Beginning, by Barry Anderson

Car Stop

Public Service Coordinated Transport in and around Newark, N.J.

Second Section

A Gold Mine of Rail-Mail Information. ONLINE EXTRA: See movie clips of mail clerks at work from the Railway Mail Service Library's DVD.

Online video extra: Railway Mail Service Library DVD

See clips of "Mail in Motion" and "Men and Mail in Transit," two 1956 films offered on DVD by the Railway Mail Service Library.

Bumping Post

Dallas Union Terminal

Free download

Free download

Stories about the railroads that formed Penn Central.


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