Classic Trains Winter 2011

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Winter 2011
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Rock Island in Kansas City, 1962-1964: Still Living in the Past
By Frank Tatnall
The "Route of the Rockets" had no money, but this made for some great diesel-spotting, including some unique "motor-car locomotives" on a branch

Grouping America's Railroads: The Transportation Act of 1920
By H. Roger Grant
When the federal government played "map the mergers"

Ingles Color Classics: When Illinois Got to Say Good-Bye
By J. David Ingles
A day at Chillicothe became a farewell to Santa Fe's PA diesels

The Shaughnessy Files: Over the Hills and Through the Woods
By Jim Shaughnessy
When ice diverted grain shipments from river to rail, Canadian Pacific's main line east from Montreal became a winter wonderland of steam

Bird's-Eye View: Central's New England Beachhead
By Carl R. Byron
Boston & Albany's Beacon Park terminal still sported two roundhouses in 1929

Resourceful Crew on a 2-10-2
By Chuck LeFever
Improvisation was the name of the game on an Erie long-haul local in 1946

Baldwins, Beaumont, and the Battle to Move Iron Ore
By Gordon Glattenberg
Kaiser Steel's California ore movements may have been short, but they were anything but flat

The Long Way Back to School
By Craig A. Woodworth
A routine 1951 visit with relatives turned into a memorable adventure on an NYC Hudson

Of Riding BC&G's Motor B, a Rickety Homebuilt Caboose, and Rainelle's 'Streetcar'
By James R. Greene
Three railroads in deepest West Virginia spice up a 1948 family vacation
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