Classic Trains Fall 2017

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Chicago in the 1930s
By Photos by William Ranke; Text by Mike Raia
At a time when most rail photographers were taking static "engine pictures," one man was capturing the dynamic scene in the Railroad Capital

Train Time at Los Angeles, 1960

By R. David Read
My stint as "wire chief" at LAUPT was at a time of transition for telegraphy and train orders, as well as passenger trains

Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda
By Greg Palumbo
Recently discovered transit and passenger-train designs suggest a path Electro-Motive chose not to take

Bird's-Eye View: Detroit's Fort St. Roundhouse Area in the '40s

By Kevin P. Keefe
Two views, from 1948 and 1949, of the Fort Street roundhouse area

The South's New Railroad of 1967
By Larry Goolsby
50 years ago, the merger of two longtime rivals formed the Seaboard Coast Line

My Very Own Mixed Train

By Gregg Condon
A 10-year-old Wisconsin boy absorbs the details of the railroad, and becomes aware of the big changes in his world

What's in a Photograph? Erie's Harlem River freight station, circa 1940

By Jerry A. Pinkepank and Philip M. Goldstein
Several railroads maintained facilities around New York Harbor that were reached only by carfloat

Ingles Color Classics: 3 Years at a 3-Railroad Prairie Crossing

By J. David Ingles
Jacksonville, Ill., was home during my mid-'60s college years

The Best of Everything

By Chris Burger
Boyhood exposure to trains in the New York area planted a seed that grew into a railroad career
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