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Winter 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

Riding behind steam royalty on the Southern


Meet this issue's crew

True Color

BAR Geeps on the PRR in Cleveland

Fast Mail

Letters from our readers

Fallen Flags Remembered

Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific

Workin' on the Railroad

Iron men, wooden cars: C&NW caboose crews in subzero weather

The Way It Was

Racing South on the Southern Belle (KCS) • Catching the Gulf Wind (L&N, SAL) • Journeys on World War II Troop Trains

Car Stop

North Shore Line streetcars

Ready Track

Brief reviews of new books and DVD's

Bumping Post

A temporary “Pullman City” in Washington for President Eisenhower’s inauguration

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The history of railroad electrification in the US.


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