Current Issue — Fall 2021

Classic Trains Fall 2021 issue.


In this Issue

The Best of Everything: The Little Charmer, the Steam Queen, and the Big Top

As the North Western’s “goodwill ambassador,” Ten-Wheeler 1385 thrilled thousands in the 1980s

Hellooo, Texas! Or, How I Became a “Fiddler”

A Rock Island engineer finds refuge — and a different style of railroading — on the Cotton Belt

Where Southern and N&W Met

Straddling the Virginia-Tennessee state line, Bristol was a showcase of steam and classic diesels in the late 1950s

Highest Rails in New York

The massive Hell Gate Bridge was a towering stage for Penn Central and Amtrak action in the 1970s

The Versatile Little Joe

The Milwaukee’s 89-foot, 266-ton electrics were more than just brawny freight haulers

What’s in a Photo?

B&M steam and diesel trains at White River Junction, Vt.

Transition at Templeton

When the past masqueraded as the future in the cabs of two early Amtrak trains

Finding FMs in Mexico

An admirer of Fairbanks-Morse locomotives encounters them south of the border

Welcome Camelot in Dairyland

Head End A potpourri railroad history, then and now

Fast Mail Letters from readers on our Summer 2021 issue

True Color Frisco’s Will Rogers at St. Louis

Mileposts Commentary by Kevin P. Keefe

The Way It Was Tales from railfans and railroaders

Classics Today R&LHS turns 100

Car Stop Bamberger Railroad

Bumping Post Southern at Knoxville