Classic Trains Summer 2014

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Summer 2014
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My Five Student Trips
By Borgon Tanner
A fireman learns his trade on B&O's Wheeling Division in 1947

Cut Off and Loaned Out
By Tom Dill
A young SP fireman bounces around California in search of steady work

No Lifeguard on Duty
By Les Clark
Union Pacific hoggers and hostlers had to keep their bearings around engine terminal ashpits

Bad-Luck Electric
By Jack Neiss
Penn Central 4973 and I just couldn't seem to get along

Engineers: Good, Bad, Sleepy, and Disgusted
By Drake E. Omstead
A brakeman's observations of hoggers on the New York Central in 1960

Limbering Up C&NW Steam Locomotives
By Robert A. Janz
New and freshly shopped engines stretched their legs on local-freight and solo runs

Those Delightful Derby Days
By Frank Tatnall
In the 1960s, special trains to Louisville's "Run for the Roses" each May were still in full swing

What's In a Photograph? N&W at Blue Ridge, Va.
By Jerry A. Pinkepank
View from the cab of a 2-6-6-4 on an eastbound freight, 1953

Mr. Brosnan "Makes" History
By Bill Schafer
Southern's well-known 1953 end-of-steam photos in Chattanooga were really just for show

Ingles Color Classics: Sunrise at Owen
By J. David Ingles
My pursuit of "rare mileage" dawned with Soo Line's Laker, on part of a 1,000-mile Chicago-based circle trip

Bird's-Eye View: New Haven's Cedar Hill Terminal
By J. W. Swanberg
What became a two-roundhouse engine facility was born of NH's electrification

Stepping Back in Time
By Jim Shaughnessy
In 1957, the railroad scene in the small Canadian National junction town of Palmerston, Ontario, seemed unchanged from 50 years before
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