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Colorado & Southern steam locomotives in the late 1950s

Colorado & Southern steam locomotives in the late 1950s

In this video from contributor Dick Wallin, we can see 2-8-0s, 2-8-2s, and 2-10-2s of...

Illinois Central steam railroading in the late 1950s

Illinois Central steam railroading in the late 1950s

In this video from contributor Dick Wallin, we can see a day in the life...

Union Pacific Challengers as they appeared in service

Union Pacific Challengers as they appeared in service

Union Pacific Challengers in service were one of the great sights of American railroading in...

Rio Grande narrow gauge action

Rio Grande narrow gauge action

The movie camera of R. R. “Dick” Wallin finds 3-foot-gauge Mikados at work in Colorado...

Big Boys on Sherman Hill, 1958–59

Big Boys on Sherman Hill, 1958–59

R. R. Wallin was trackside in Wyoming with his 8mm movie camera to capture Big...

Welcome to the new home of Classic Trains!

Welcome to the new home of Classic Trains!

Welcome to Trains.com, the new home for Classic Trains Magazine online and for all the...

Trainfest video from Milwaukee and recorded Nov. 9, Episode 2

Trainfest video from Milwaukee and recorded Nov. 9, Episode 2

The fun continues from Trainfest 2019 at the Wisconsin State Fair Park near Milwaukee, Wisconsin!...

Trainfest video from Milwaukee and recorded Nov. 9, Episode I

Trainfest video from Milwaukee and recorded Nov. 9, Episode I

On Nov. 9, Kalmbach Media editors streamed three live videos from Trainfest at Wisconsin State Fair...

Trains Go To War: Railfans in Vietnam

Trains Go To War: Railfans in Vietnam

To order, Trains Go To War, visit: KalmbachHobbyStore.com Video Transcription courtesy of YouTube. [NARRATOR] Rob...

Trains Go To War: An overview

Trains Go To War: An overview

To order, Trains Go To War, visit: KalmbachHobbyStore.com Video Transcription courtesy of YouTube. [ROB MCGONIGAL]...

Horseshoe Curve in 1969

Horseshoe Curve in 1969

See color movies that Dave's friend Dick Wallin took during their 1969 visit to Horseshoe...

Mobile & Gulf steam

Mobile & Gulf steam

See color film footage of Mobile & Gulf No. 97 at work from the Sunday...

Grand Trunk Western steam sounds

Grand Trunk Western steam sounds

Listen to GTW steam audio recordings from Art Weber's album, Detroit Division, recorded in 1959, accompanied...

Seaboard Coast Line in Florida

Seaboard Coast Line in Florida

Watch video clips of Seaboard Coast Line passenger and freight trains in Florida from the...

Baltimore & Ohio steam in Ohio

Baltimore & Ohio steam in Ohio

Watch video clips of B&O locomotives in action and being serviced from the Herron Rail...

Penn Station train announcements

Penn Station train announcements

Listen to train announcements at Pennsylvania Station, New York, recorded on November 11, 1963, from...

Southern Pacific steam in action

Southern Pacific steam in action

Watch video clips of SP 2-10-2s, Daylight 4-8-4s, cab-forwards, and more from the Herron Rail...

Santa Fe’s Super Chief

Santa Fe’s Super Chief

Watch clips of the Santa Fe’s legendary Chicago–Los Angeles streamliner from Sunday River Productions’ program The...

CN Lightweight Steam in Ontario

CN Lightweight Steam in Ontario

Watch video clips of 2-8-0s, 4-6-0s, and light 4-6-2s from the Herron Rail Video program...

NYC Steam Along the Hudson River

NYC Steam Along the Hudson River

Watch video clips of Niagaras, Hudsons, and Pacifics in the Hudson River Valley from the...