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Fall 2016


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


Turning back the clock


Meet this issue's crew

Head End

An N&W oil-burner? • 2-C+C-2 to 0-6-0 • Primary cab-unit colors • High-wire act on the Santa Fe

Fast Mail

Letters from our readers

True Color

A brief, shining moment: ACL and Seaboard E units meet

Fallen Flags Remembered

Illinois Terminal

Classics Today

The Illinois Terminal Spirit Lives On

The Way It Was

The Night I Fired on the New York Central • Typing on the P&LE • Hooping Up Train Orders

Car Stop

Trolleys of Des Moines, Iowa

Ready Track

Reviews of new books

Bumping Post

Contrasts in Mexico City

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The history of railroad electrification in the US.


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