Current Issue — Summer 2022

Classic Trains Summer 2022 issue.


In this Issue

Early Electro-Motive

The formative years of midcentury’s No. 1 locomotive builder

Miniature Model 40

A little critter from a big manufacturer has had a remarkably resilient life

Underdog GP30

This beloved model still couldn’t break through on some Class I railroads

Aerotrain and the GP9

Fantasy versus reality for two EMD products

Funky Freight Electrics

Locomotives built for a future that never came

One-Unit Wonders

Reflecting on the myriad of single locomotive orders of days past

What’s in a Photograph?

New York Central’s first tripower locomotive works on the West Side Line in 1936

Archive Treasures: Early Years in the Final Days

A teenager’s look at the end of steam in the Northeast

Adventures of an Amateur Station Agent

Working on the Escanaba & Lake Superior in Upper Michigan was an eye-opening experience

The Do-It-All 2-8-2 Mikado

This ubiquitous steam locomotive was at home pulling freight or passenger

Welcome  Get busy livin’

Head End  A potpourri railroad history, then and now

Fast Mail  Letters from readers on our Spring 2022 issue

True Color  Dramatic demonstration

Mileposts  Commentary by Kevin P. Keefe

The Way It Was  Tales from railfans and railroaders

Car Stop  Preserved Great Lakes EMDs

Bumping Post  Santa Fe at Shawnee, Okla.