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Spring 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.

In Every Issue


Go east, young men!


Meet this issue's crew

Head End

The East Coast Champion faces an arboreal challenge • A Union Pacific Big Boy back in steam? • Top 10 tangents in the U.S. in 1946 • Fantrip flies over New Haven carfloats • Stowaways on the Chicago & North Western

Fast Mail

Letters from our readers

True Color

Small-town outlet: Frisco in Augusta, Kans.

Fallen Flags Remembered

Akron, Canton & Youngstown: First on the list, and innovative

Classics Today

Recreating the Erie Lackawanna passenger-train experience

The Way it Was

The Story of Squaw Valley • When the World was Silver Wonderful • The Century at Syracuse • Watermelons for the Troops

Car Stop

Pacific Electric's 'Little Red Cars'

Ready Track

Reviews of new books and new DVD

Second Section

'The Q' takes to the air at Quincy

Bumping Post

Louisville & Nashville's Canal Street Station in New Orleans

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The history of railroad electrification in the US.


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