Classic Trains Fall 2010

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Fall 2010
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Toward the 2-10-4
By Neil Carlson
With developmental roots in plodding 2-10-0's and 2-10-2's and high-horsepower 2-8-4's, the 2-10-4 Texas type was the pinnacle of two-cylinder freight locomotive design.

Classics Today: Texas Types Today
By Robert S. McGonigal
Nine survive, from the Lone Star State to Alberta and Quebec

Time Travel in 1966
By Stephen Crews Wylder
An Iowa circle trip transported me back to when passenger trains really mattered

The Wacky, Wonderful Portage Flyer
By Steven Duff
The "World's Smallest Commercially Operated Railway" was a colorful link between two lakes in Ontario resort country.

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All-diesel: Katy, SP, MP, and Santa Fe PA's in Texas; the streamlined 'Crescent'; C&NW in the 1970s; CN on Vancouver Island; D&TSL, Interstate, B&LE, and VGN road-switchers

Gandy Dancer Days
By Max A. Hill
I came away from summer track-gang work on the New York Central a stronger man, both mentally and physically

Remembering the 800's
By Lou Gerard
Built for Russia but never shipped, the South Shore's massive "Little Joe" electrics created lasting memories in their twilight years

Bird's-Eye View: The B&M's Boston Hub
Annotated aerial view of South Station, Boston

The Shaughnessy Files: Mikes and Geeps to Monarch!
By Jim Shaughnessy
Rio Grande's steep Monarch Branch challenged narrow-gauge steam and standard-gauge diesel power
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