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Fall 2011


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

Railroaders' ties that bind


Meet this issue's crew

Head End

Delaware & Hudson • Rock Island • Obituaries: Richard Steinheimer, Curtis L. Katz

Fast Mail

Letters from our readers

True Color

Kansas City's first flyover bridge

Fallen Flags Remembered

Lehigh Valley

Classics Today

A grand display at La Crosse, Wis.

The Way it Was

How far can you travel for 15 cents? • Master of the E&W Turn • Self-contained helper power

Car Stop

Baltimore's PCC era

Ready Track

New books and new audio CDs

Second Section

New Hope's iconic depot • St. Louis, 88 years later • Still in the ATSF 'family'

Bumping Post

Pennsy and Reading in Harrisburg

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Rail action at a moment in time.


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