Classic Trains Spring 2018

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America's Last Real Steam Show
By J. David Ingles
Often overlooked, Grand Trunk Western was the last railroad in the U.S. to employ steam daily in four types of regular service

Last Days of the Southern Belle
By Philip L. Moseley
Kansas City Southern's flagship was "First Class" right to the end

Pipe Train to Marysville
By Richard E. Lohse
Recalling a memorable chase of a 2-8-0 in the final season of SP steam

Photo Special: Penn Central and Its Predecessors
50 years after one of railroading's most consequential mergers, we look back at the Pennsylvania, New York Central, and New Haven railroads and the troubled product of their union — Penn Central

The Dixie Goes the Backway
By Charles H. Geletzke Jr.
How sharing a fortuitously timed photo turned from reluctance to pride

Railroads, Motor Carriers, & Superhighways
By H. Roger Grant
The improvement and expansion of the nation's highway network had profound effects on the rail industry, and not all of them were negative

What's in a Photograph? Grand Avenue junction, Milwaukee, Wis.
By Jerry A. Pinkepank
Steam and diesel trains converge on September 28, 1951

A Day and a Half in Duluth
By Jeremy Plant
Ore trains and more: a Twin Ports visit in 1974 yielded most items on our wish list

The Best of Everything: Cradle of Railroad Interest
By Chris Burger
Experiences in the Boston area as a boy and young adult helped me find my path to railroading
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