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Winter 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


Back yards and new horizons


Meet this issue's crew

Head End

The Odd Trio • A streetcar named patriotism • Fancy power for a freight • Frank Kozempel obituary • Harold K. Vollrath obituary

Fast Mail

Letters from our readers

True Color

Last run on Virginia's Washington & Old Dominion Railroad

Fallen Flags Remembered

The Upper Peninsula's Railroad: Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic

Classics Today

Take a ride on the old Rutland Railway

The Way It Was

A Different Kind of Intermodal • Kentucky Whistlestop • An Idea Ahead of Its Time

Car Stop

British Columbia Electric Railway's big wood cars

Ready Track

Reviews of new books

Bumping Post

Louisville Union Station in Wartime

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Free download

The history of railroad electrification in the US.


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