Classic Trains Spring 2017

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Steam's Last, Highest Outpost
By Gordon Glattenberg
Ride the locomotive on Colorado & Southern's Climax Branch to the top of America's standard-gauge trackage

What's in a Photograph? C&NW at Sioux City Stockyards, 1947
By Jerry A. Pinkepank
Extensive rail facilities were required to support the Iowa town's meatpacking plants

"Booming" in Modern Times
By Steve Lasher
Adventures of a locomotive engineer on the Rock Island and Burlington Northern in the mid-1970s

Cruising San Francisco Bay with the Railroad Navy
By James E. Valle
Vessels of the SP, WP, and Santa Fe thrilled a boy from Oakland in the 1950s

Bird's-Eye View: Change at Jamaica!
By John Krattinger
In 1950, the heart of the Long Island Rail Road boasted steam, diesel, and electric

B&O Steam Bows Out in Southern Ohio
By J. Parker Lamb
A 1955 assignment to Dayton enabled an Alabaman to catch the end of an era on one of the East's biggest railroads

False Spring
By Eric Hirsimaki
A freshly shopped Berkshire is ready for what turned out to be a tragically short final season

Radio and the People's Railway
By Greg Gormick
Canadian National's pioneering efforts led to North America's first coast-to-coast broadcast network

Ingles Color Classics: Go South for Spring
By J. David Ingles
An April 1971 weekend visit in Montgomery, Ala., welcomed us to warmer weather

The "Other" Springfield Terminal
By R. R. Wallin
Gone 65 years, Illinois' version hauled coal
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