Spring 2024

Classic Trains Spring 2024 issue


In this Issue

For the Love of Pennsy

Recollections of teenage railfan adventures in New Jersey in the 1950s

IPD Boxcars of the 1970s

Special rates created a splash of colorful freight cars roaming the rails

Tender Boosters on the Boston & Maine and Maine Central

Extra tractive effort for New England’s railroads

Extra 493 and 497 East

A father’s love and encouragement fueled a son’s lifetime passion for railroading

Gem State Steam Gems

Union Pacific provided a fine steam show in Idaho in 1953

London Calling

One railfan’s encounters with GMDD’s diesel birthplace

Milwaukee Road’s Hiawatha fleet stands out

How West Virginia’s 1963 Centennial Train became Montana’s in 1964

Welcome Pennsy perspective

Head End A potpourri of railroad history, then and now

Fast Mail Letters from readers on our Winter 2023 issue

Mileposts Commentary by Kevin P. Keefe

True Color – Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Maumee River crossing

Short Rails – Manufacturers Railway Co.

The Way It Was – Tales from railfans and railroaders

Classics Today Rail preservation in New Jersey

Looking Back A place called ‘1027′