Spring 2023

Classic Trains Spring 2023 Issue


In this Issue

Archive Treasures: Just Another Sunday in 1946

Looking back on a railroad love affair that dovetailed with a railroad publishing career for more than 50 years

Sequential Serendipity

A colorful and well-timed catch on the new CSX

My USA Railpass Adventure of 1978

It wasn’t all Amtrak, either: thank goodness for the Rio Grande Zephyr

California Chronicles Scrapbook 1

Throughout the fifties, pals Bob Townley and Walt Vielbaum recorded a now-lost world of steam, diesel, and traction

Firing on the Illinois Central in 1969

As a student fireman, I experienced a lifetime of adventures

What’s In A Photo: The Burlington at Lincoln

Burlington Route Football Specials converge on Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 31, 1964

Not the Best of Times

A Penn Central passenger train provides a window on 1970s railroading

The Oldest Amtrak Locomotives

A survey of the oldest locomotives Amtrak inherited in 1971

Welcome  Change is in the air

Head End  A potpourri of railroad history, then and now

Fast Mail  Letters from readers on our Winter 2022 issue

Mileposts  Commentary by Kevin P. Keefe

True Color  Flavors of 45s on the Santa Fe

Short Rails Northwestern Steel & Wire at Sterling, Ill.

Passenger Perspective  New York Central’s 20th Century Limited

The Way It Was  Tales from railfans and railroaders

Car Stop  Roll-on, roll-off paper cars

Bumping Post  St. Joseph, Mo.