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Fall 2015


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


Main Line memories


Meet this issue's crew

Head End

Return of a monarch • Big day at Galesburg • Tight squeeze for two D&H 4-6-6-4s • Beauty and a beast • Joe Collias obituary

Fast Mail

Letters from our readers

True Color

Burlington Northern merger rainbow: Don't forget the fourth member

Fallen Flags Remembered

Erie Railroad: "The Work of the Age"

Classics Today

Kentucky Railway Museum

The Way It Was

An Afternoon with Milwaukee Steam • Rat Hole Railroading • NP's Popover Pro

Car Stop

Trolleys in That Toddlin' Town — Chicago

Ready Track

Reviews of new books and new DVDs

Bumping Post

Where the Rock Island Stood Tallest — Peoria, Ill.

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The history of railroad electrification in the US.


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