Classic Trains Spring 2014

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Spring 2014
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Finding FA's
By J. David Ingles
An album of encounters with Alco's freight cab, "the diesel that didn't quite do it"

Once Upon a Railway
By Stuart Adams
The case of the runaway caboose on the Northern Alberta is just one legend that lives on among railroading's rich tradition of oral histories

What's In a Photograph? CB&Q Trains at Aurora, Ill.
By Jerry A. Pinkepank
View eastward at west end of passenger station, February 1946

Chasing a Royal Hudson with the Canadian
By James A. Brown
A business trip on Canada's top streamliner becomes a cat-and-mouse game with a 4-6-4

A Photographer Who Could Think on His Feet
By Kevin P. Keefe
For more than a decade, the credit line "W. A. Akin Jr." could only mean one thing: compelling and dramatic railroad photography

Birds-Eye View: P&WV's Rook Yard, Pittsburgh
By Bill Metzger
George Gould's HQ in Pittsburgh is still busy for Wheeling & Lake Erie

Serendipity on Homestake Pass
By Doug Harrop
Expecting only Amtrak, we also found a big BN freight

Variety in the Valley
By Jim Shaughnessy
Five Class 1 railroads and four short lines made the picturesque upper Connecticut River Valley a train-watcher's paradise

Eat Taters and Wear No Clothes
By Ron Flanary
Chasing an East Tennessee "apparition" in the 1960s — the 11-mile standard-gauge remnant of the fabled 3-foot-gauge "Tweetsie"
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