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Fall 2010

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

Little trains off the beaten path


Meet this issue’s crew

Head End

Hybrid locomotive, 1932-style • New "Freight Train" country album features a famous passenger diesel • "Streamliner" on Chicago's Grant Park Railway in 1933 • Last armstrong interlocking tower falls

Fast Mail

Letters from our readers

True Color

Autumn along the Delaware River: Erie Lackawanna action

Fallen Flags Remembered

The West Point Route

Workin' on the Railroad

Passenger terminal employees

The Way It Was

Stalled on MoPac's Kirkwood Hill: Two big engines that couldn't • Confusion on the old Norfolk Southern: The "middle" order • Jersey Central freight on the New York & Long Branch • NYC tries to make an impression: Polishing the rails for GE • Diesel to steam on the UP

Car Stop

Elevated and subway lines in Philadelphia

Ready Track

New books and DVD's

Second Section

Update on the GG1's genesis: Rediscovered models and documents shed further light on Donald Dohner's role in designing a classic

Bumping Post

Santa Fe's Oakland (Calif.) outpost

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Free download

The history of railroad electrification in the US.


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