Classic Trains is a quarterly magazine celebrating the “golden years of railroading.” Each issue covers the North American railroad scene from the 1920s to the late 1970s with extraordinary photographs and compelling writing. Giant steam locomotives, colorful streamliners, down-home local trains, great passenger terminals, recollections of railroaders and train-watchers . . . they’re all in the pages of Classic Trains.
Winton Place: Queen City Gathering Spot
Big Boy . . . with Wings!
Growing up with the Missabe Road
Read William D. Middleton’s account of a ride on Missabe Road 2-8-8-4 Yellowstone Mallet.
Classics Today: Links to the Past
Night Chief at Des Moines
Bird’s-Eye View: Centralization in the Crescent City
Check out an aerial view of this location today.
Steeple-Cabs vs. Steam on the New Haven
Bad ride on the Pennsy
Meet this issue’s crew
Milwaukee Road sleeper • Chesapeake & Ohio cardboard timetable • Baltimore & Ohio lumber accident • Louisville & Nashville and hard hat safety • “Doghouse” seats for head-end brakemen
Letters from our readers
Smoke from a snug mobile office, a GTW caboose
Fallen Flags Remembered
Central Railroad of New Jersey
Workin’ on the Railroad
Milwaukee Road hostler
The Way it Was
Earliest recollections • Fast run on the Frisco • Adventures of a rookie brakeman • Where the Penn Central was colorful
Dual gauge and decimals in Denver
New books and DVD’s
Winton Place is no more: The Cincinnati train-watchers’ depot survives, but its familiar name is gone
King of IC’s Central Stations