Classic Trains Spring 2012

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Spring 2012
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Battleship of the Rails
By Preston Cook
Pennsy's mighty S2 steam turbine, built by Baldwin-Westinghouse in 1944, employed the same propulsion principle as the latest warships

Flying Amtrak
By J. David Ingles
How train rides to and from the 1973 NRHS convention vaporized . . . twice!

Farewell Old Woman
By Jim Shaughnessy
Always marginal, the Ontario & Western finally faded for good on March 29, 1957

Riding the Ajo Cannonball
By Barry Anderson
A unique Western railroad adventure in 1976

Photo Section
All color! Milwaukee Road, Illinois Central and depot, Chicago & North Western, New York Central, Southern Pacific, Maine Central, Boston & Maine, Canadian Pacific, Narragansett Pier

Central of Georgia's Nancy Hanks II
By Jeff Darter
Connecting small rural towns with Savannah and Atlanta, the 1947 train had a 19th century ancestor

The Friendly Soo
By Lou Gerard
In the bygone times of 50 years ago, Dad's employer let me feel like a true "family member"

Bird's-Eye View: Overlooking SP's Oakland Mole
By Rod Crossley
A rock-filled pier in the bay was the eastern rail gateway to San Francisco

A Hidden Shortline Treasure
By Frank C. Kozempel
Pennsy steam made its last stand on New Jersey's little Union Transportation Co.
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