Classic Trains Winter 2016

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"Mr. L&N"
By Ron Flanary and Charles Buccola
Charlie Castner — railfan, photographer, author, preservationist, and railroad professional — has studied and promoted the Louisville & Nashville Railroad for more than 80 years

The Prosperity Special: Symbol of the 1920s
By Don L. Hofsommer
A mass movement of new Southern Pacific locomotives across the nation captured the public's attention for five weeks in 1922

West Side, East Side
By Jim Shaughnessy
A 1957 Manhattan "circle tour" included rides down a moribund freight line and up a bustling passenger artery

Erie Lackawanna Reprise
By Dan McFadden
Three months into Conrail, an old flag still flew high

Riding High: Santa Fe's Big Move of 1956
By Karl Zimmermann
"Hi-Level" cars for El Capitan were the last great innovation in private long-distance American passenger railroading
View floor plans of the Santa Fe's 1956 El Capitan Hi-Level coaches, lounges, and dining cars.

One Simple Photo
By John Garofalo
There's much to see in a 1961 view of Chicago Union Station's information desk

Ingles Color Classics: Twin Cities Tableau
By J. David Ingles
Variety was in vogue on a three-day visit spanning June 1, 1967

What's in a Photograph? The Crescent westbound from Atlanta, March 27, 1966
By Jerry A. Pinkepank
Two "Georgia Group" roads were a link in a famous train's journey from New York to New Orleans

My Summer of Cab Rides
By Fred B. Furminger
For a 17-year-old in Buffalo, summer 1957 was a time of change, punctuated by a series of rides aboard Canadian National steam locomotives
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