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Summer 2020


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


Better times

Head End

East Broad Top saved! • Big stock move • Victor and vanquished • Reviews of new books and DVD • What a way to tour Cleveland! • UP 57's variety • Josef Lesser obituary

Fast Mail

Letters from readers on our Spring 2020 issue

True Color

SP Alcos: Flashy or formal


Commentary by Kevin P. Keefe on Strasburg's 0-6-0

The Way It Was

On Riding One of the Last Troop Trains • Cold Night, Warm Caboose

Car Stop

Sweet electrics in Cuba

Classics Today

Scrappy survivor: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic

Bumping Post

End of the line for SP's Oakland Mole

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Three stories written and photographed by Jim Shaughnessy.


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