Current Issue — Spring 2022

Classic Trains Spring 2022 issue.


In this Issue

Suburban Stalwarts

When tank engines ruled the commuter routes

The Last of the Brass Pounders

Learning a dying craft was the first step to becoming a dispatcher on the CP

The ‘Dakota 400’ at its Zenith

A detailed look at a less famous cousin of the 400

Apple Hill Railroading

Two Northern California lumber short lines are long on history

The Best Day Ever

A trek for UP steam in Wyoming creates two book-cover photos

Train Time at Townsend

Memories of a simpler time on a Boston & Maine branch

Trek on the Erie

Two teenagers explore the Erie in New Jersey … on foot!

What’s in a Photograph?

Olympian Hiawatha’s second section, hurrying express reefers west, takes coal and water

Southern Swing 1968

An uncertain future of passenger trains not ridden prompts a convoluted circle trip

Welcome  I Like Trains, too

Head End  A potpourri railroad history, then and now

Fast Mail  Letters from readers on our Winter 2021 issue

True Color  A fan for life?

Mileposts  Commentary by Kevin P. Keefe

The Way It Was  Tales from railfans and railroaders

Car Stop  Locals in the Lehigh Valley

Bumping Post  Toledo’s glass edifice