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Summer 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

Expanding horizons

True Color

Steam, diesel, and a Great Lakes boat at Canadian National’s Windsor, Ont., engine terminal in 1974

Fallen Flags Remembered

Pacific Electric

A Classic Year

1933: Century of Progress, fourth year of hard times, last good year for steam

The Way It Was

When the Milwaukee Road "borrowed" diesels from other roads, by Art Danz • Solving a problem on the Santa Fe, the 1940’s way, by Jack O. Elwood • Steam in the atomic age on the Central Vermont, by Douglas J. Brittin • A perfect trip on the North Coast Limited, by Robert Morrison • On-time on the Century, by Joseph Schultz

Car Stop

Old and new "L" trains passing Chicago Union Station

Second Section

Getting it right with Central Vermont steam

Bumping Post

CNJ's Jersey City Terminal

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Stories about the railroads that formed Penn Central.


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