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Spring 2019


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 classic Overland Route

Head End

TOFC on the Tweetsie • Road-switcher on ice • Metra joins the heritage parade • Reviews of new books and DVD • Lunch for 2,200

Fast Mail

Letters from readers on our Winter 2018 issue

True Color

Monon and Southern in Louisville


Commentary by Kevin P. Keefe

The Way It Was

My Summer Romance with "Purchasing & Stores" • NASA Royalty Aboard an Amtrak Train

Car Stop

Temporary crossover in Minneapolis

Classics Today

Rail heritage along the Overland Route

Bumping Post

Southern Railway's New Orleans terminal

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Rail action at a moment in time.


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