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Summer 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


Conrail's fallen flags


Meet this issue's crew

Head End

Model railroad in 1:1 scale • Don't spill the coffee! • Emery Trust gives money for sleeper-lounge car • A fortune on the ground • New Haven's fiery jets • Richard F. Borsos obituary

Fast Mail

Letters from our readers

True Color

A Canadian Pacific 4-6-4 "on the table" in 1960

Fallen Flags Remembered

Spokane International

Classics Today

Conrail's Executive E Units Fly Their Old Flags

The Way It Was

Inside the Gibson Roundhouse • Grafton — a True Railroad Town • My Dream House by the Tracks • Frolicking on the FJ&G

Car Stop

Streetcars in Dallas, Texas

Ready Track

Reviews of new books and new DVDs

Bumping Post

The Seashore Lines' Greatest Monument

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The history of railroad electrification in the US.


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