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Summer 2007


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.


True Color: Albermarle Sound's Little Brother

GE 70-tonners crossing the old Norfolk Southern Railway's Neuse River trestle

Fallen Flags Remembered: Alton Railroad

How an unwanted Midwestern carrier managed to survive

A Classic Year: 1976

Star-Spangled Railroading: Bicentennial locomotives, the American Freedom Train, Conrail is born, speed records in Canada, the first F40’s, and more

The Way It Was

Helping the Santa Fe Helper Crews at Lamanda Park, Calif. • Fastest Engineer on the Rio Grande Narrow-Gauge • What Kind of Day Did You Have? • Kindnesses on the Omaha Road • RF&P Steam • Maine Two-Footers

Car Stop

Trolleys of the City Lines of West Viriginia

Bumping Post

Ottawa (Quebec) Union Station

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The history of railroad electrification in the US.


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