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Spring 2008

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

Railroading’s human side


Meet this issue's crew

True Color

Union Pacific steam-powered branchline mixed in Nebraska

Fast Mail

Letters from our readers

Fallen Flags Remembered

The Muskogee Roads trio

Workin' on the Railroad

Keeping commuters comfortable

The Way It Was

The Big Engine That Couldn’t (PRR) • One Moment Sooner! (NYC) • To Siagon Via Summit (ATSF, UP) • Safety Track on Saluda Grade (SOU)

Car Stop

San Francisco trolley-not cable-cars

Ready Track

Brief reviews of new books

Second Section

R&LHS announces award winners

Bumping Post

GN, NP at the Hill Lines’ Minneapolis terminal

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The history of railroad electrification in the US.


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