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Winter 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


50 years since the '60s

Head End

Lights, Camera, 4-8-4! • Heritage fever heats up • Reviews of new books • Comparing Burlington obs cars • Rocky Mountain stand-ins • Patch job, 1957-style • Ralph E. Hallock obituary • Ara Mesrobian obituary • Philip L. Moseley obituary • Bob Trennert obituary

Fast Mail

Letters from readers on our Fall 2019 issue

True Color

Seaboard sunshine


Commentary by Kevin P. Keefe on locomotives in disguise

The Way It Was

A Ride on PRR's Susquehannock • Cajon Standoff • How a Chicago Boy Fell in Love with the New Haven Railroad

Car Stop

Sand Springs Railway

Classics Today

Illinois Railway Museum

Bumping Post

Cincinnati Union Terminal

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Rail action at a moment in time.


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