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Spring 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


In the end, size didn't matter


Meet this issue's crew

Head End

Steamboat obstructs the Rutland's local • Milestone for Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 261 • Jersey Central service • Center for Railroad Photography & Art Conference • Southern Pacific recollections • Obituaries: Arthur D. Dubin, Warren W. Wing

Fast Mail

Letters from our readers

True Color

A colorful third career of the Chessie System Special

Fallen Flags Remembered

Georgia & Florida: Class 1 in income only

Classics Today

The last active Pennsylvania Railroad steam locomotive is an 0-6-0

The Way it Was

Bound for Blackwater Canyon • Smoldering Embers of a Different Age • Double Thrill on the Oil Flyer • Meet Henry and John, Erie Fender-Makers • The Train That Never Came

Car Stop

Streetcars on Cleveland's Public Square

Ready Track

Reviews of new books and new CD

Second Section

Nancy Hanks coach lives on—up North!

Bumping Post

Pulling out of Winnipeg on the Canadian National

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Three railroading stories.


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