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Fall 2013


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.

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Dilworth: father of the road-switcher


Meet this issue's crew

Head End

Welcome back, Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 No. 261! • Ford Thunderbird vs. Illinois Terminal GM SW1200 • Burlington Route 4-8-4s 5632 and 5629 meet with inches to spare • George H. Drury obituary • Michael R. Stephens obituary • John C. Illman obituary • 16,000,000 tons of ice used each year in mid-1940s

Fast Mail

Letters from our readers

True Color

Three-road show at Pueblo, Colo., 1965

Fallen Flags Remembered

Delaware, Lackawanna & Western

Classics Today

CP's S.S. Keewatin; Durand, Mich., depot museum

The Way it Was

Things That Go Bump on Third Trick • Sgt. Saunders and the KCS • How the Hog got the Dog on the Cat • Train to the Buses on the Boat

Car Stop

Streetcars in Omaha, Neb., and Council Bluffs, Iowa

Ready Track

Reviews of new books and new DVD

Bumping Post

Off the Waterfront in Oakland, Calif., at SP's 16th Street

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Rail action at a moment in time.


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