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Fall 2012


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.

In Every Issue


Exploring the railroad world


Meet this issue's crew

Head End

Norfolk Southern marks 30 years with heritage diesels and steam trips

Fast Mail

Letters from our readers

True Color

New Haven Alco S1 No. 0966 in 1962

Fallen Flags Remembered

Green Bay & Western: more than Alcos

Classics Today

Hagerstown's rail heritage

The Way it Was

'Most Dangerous Task I Ever Performed' • Big Town, No Main Lines • 'One of the New Guys' • Noontime at Gothenburg • One Day on the Seaboard

Ready Track

Reviews of new books and new DVD

Car Stop

Timeless trolleys of the Big Easy

Second Section

A tale of five O-5's

Bumping Post

Pennsylvania Railroad's fire-prone Philadelphia fortress, Broad Street Station

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Stories about the railroads that formed Penn Central.


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