Classic Trains Summer 2017

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Santa Fe's Super C Speed Tests
By Steve Patterson
Before launching the world's fastest freight, the Santa Fe ran three experimental trains

Prescription for Prosperity
By Kevin P. Keefe
The Rexall Train's nationwide tour in 1936 was good medicine for a nation struggling to shed the Great Depression

Surprises on the Siskiyou
By Dick Dorn
Chasing an SP office car special suddenly pays off; I not only meet "the boss" but have a unique encounter with a railroad cop

Moving Tribute
By Kevin J. Holland
50 years ago, Canada celebrated its centennial with a colorful rolling exhibit: the Confederation Train

Photo Section
Specials in 9 states, for kids, Shriners, troops, skiers, race fans, and moviegoers

The Making of a Shortline Steam Special
By Alan Maples
How the Washington, D.C., NRHS chapter organized a Virginia Blue Ridge fantrip in 1957

What's in a Photograph? Eight football specials at Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1959
By Jerry A. Pinkepank
On October 3, Ann Arbor Railroad's ideally placed Ferry Yard held trains from four railroads

Ingles Color Classics: Whistle-stopping in the 1960s
By J. David Ingles
On following campaign trains of Kennedy, Nixon, and Goldwater across Michigan and Illinois

High, Wide, and a Long, Dirty Haul
By Bill Metzger
Escorting a giant transformer was the slow way to go from Montreal to Sacramento

Sesquicentennial Steam
By Jim Shaughnessy
Under President Bruce Sterzing, the Delaware & Hudson threw itself a unique 150th birthday party
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