Classic Trains Summer 2015

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Classic Trains Summer 2015

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Nickel-Plated Glory
By Jim Shaughnessy
In 1957, the fabled 2-8-4s were still in command of fast freights along Lake Erie

Amtrak's GG1 That Might Have Been
By Denny Hamilton
After a few GG1s received Amtrak's garish new paint scheme, men in the company's design department toyed with an equally striking alternative

Low Water, Close Call
By Richard F. Borsos
The crew on a New York Central 2-8-2 gets a scare one cold night in 1951

What's In a Photograph? Santa Fe's El Capitan on Raton Pass
By Jerry A. Pinkepank
Steam helps diesel with the four-month-old Chicago—L.A. coach streamliner on June 26, 1938

Fast Ride to Florida
By Mike Schafer  
A Chicago-to-Miami church trip on a special train 50 years ago remains one of the greatest railroad journeys of my life

Ingles Color Classics: Gem of the Prairie State
By J. David Ingles
A nod to Illinois Central's Green Diamond

When Trains Ran Late — and Telegraphers Earned Their Pay
By R. David Read
Sit in with a telegrapher on SP's San Joaquin Division on a typically busy night in the 1950s

Bird's-Eye View: Boylan Wye in Raleigh, N.C.
By William A. Allen III
Where Seaboard Air Line and Southern Railway met in North Carolina's capital, in 1949

Great Photographers: Coast to Coast with Bob Milner
By J. David Ingles
This prolific photographer traveled widely, but concentrated on his native Midwest

The Malfunctioning Mallet
By Louis A. Marre
Outdoor maintenance was not uncommon on seven Frisco misfit articulateds

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