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Spring 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


The lure of the tower


Meet this issue's crew

Head End

Not St. Louis, not Kansas City ... • How long would the delay be today? • President Hayes to the rescue • Thanks and best wishes, Kevin

Fast Mail

Letters from our readers

True Color

Camera at the ready, on the Milwaukee Road

Fallen Flags Remembered

Piedmont & Northern

Classics Today

Indy's Union Station Still Dazzles

The Way It Was

Harry Roland, Ragtime Engineer • The Story Behind an Unusual Photo • 60 mph, 61 Years Ago • "You Scratch My Back ..."

Car Stop

Montana's Anaconda Street Railway

Ready Track

Reviews of new books

Bumping Post

Santa Fe Outpost with a Future

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Rail action at a moment in time.


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