Winter 2023

Classic Trains Winter 2023 Issue


In this Issue

Between the Lines

An “Alco Safari” retrospective

Delaware & Hudson Steam Remembered

Anthracite coal led to some unique designs

Kansas City Southern in Color

In early 2023, KCS became our latest Fallen Flag to remember

A Mid-20th Century Phenomenon

From trolley cars to Electro-Motive SDs, Illinois Terminal left an impression on this photographer

What’s in a Photo: The Death of Zephyr 9901

The story of a make-up train for the Sam Houston Zephyr on Dec. 21, 1944

Illinois Central’s City of Miami

Carrier coordination was key for this Chicago-Miami service

Welcome – Growing up Alco

Head End – A potpourri of railroad history, then and now

Fast Mail – Letters from readers on our Fall 2023 issue

Mileposts – Commentary by Kevin P. Keefe

True Color – Pike’s Peak in the sun

Sequence – Soo Line study at Sussex

Car Stop – Edmonton, Calgary, and San Diego

Short Rails – Apache Railways

The Way It Was – Tales from railfansand railroaders

Classics Today – Alcos in the Northeast

Bumping Post – Cincinnati’s new Amtrak station