Classic Trains Summer 2013

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Summer 2013
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Remembering the North Shore
By Norman Carlson
When the Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee shut down 50 years ago, America's interurban era truly ended

10 Essential Interurban Car Designs
By Art Peterson
From early wood-bodied cars to heavy steel giants to lightweight speedsters, the interurban car came in many forms

Riding the Pacific Electric
By Stan Kistler
The nation's largest interurban system got a young Santa Fe fan where he wanted to go

Interurban Special Photo Section
Savor the variety on 18 lines (6 in color) in 15 states from coast to coast

La Belle Interurban
By Jim Shaughnessy
Electric cars ran on Canadian National subsidiary Montreal & Southern Counties until 1956

Seeking Sunshine Somewhere, Anywhere!
By Edward Theisinger
With clouds and rain dogging us on our epic 1952 search for steam, we flip-flopped our planned itinerary and headed to the Midwest

Birds-Eye View: Frisco Varnish Southwest of Tulsa
By Mike Condren
Details of the E7-powered Meteor and the Black Gold behind a 4-8-2

The Mountaineer Limited: Going to Cass in Style
By Bob Withers
Forty-five years ago, C&O assembled an 11-car special for the reopening of the steam logger to Bald Knob

Ingles Color Classics: "Who Would Paint Hopper Cars Yellow," Indeed
By J. David Ingles
After a half century, here's the Peabody Short Line in color

Molly the Mallet: MoPac's Extreme Steam Machine
By Chris Ecoff
Built as an "experiment," 2-8-8-2 No. 4000 served long and well

Bad Day at the Races
By William E. Hopkins
A routine PRR train ride to a Maryland race course turns deadly
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