Classic Trains Winter 2019

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End of the Trail
By William P. Diven
Summer trips from New Mexico to Illinois exposed a high-school boy to a world of Midwestern railroading and the final flowering of Santa Fe passenger service

Itinerant Agent
By Walter F. Smith
Tales of working through two world wars and the Depression in New England

Empire of Express
By Jeff Wilson
From baby chicks to reels of film, nearly everything Americans used reached them by Railway Express

Bluefield Survivor
By J. W. Swanberg
Change is on the horizon in the West Virginia coal fields

An All-Star Works the Minor Leagues
By Kevin P. Keefe
J. Parker Lamb photographed short lines with all the passion he brought to portraying the big railroads

Read John Gruber's "Great Photographers" article on J. Parker Lamb from the Classic Trains Winter 2000 issue.

Seeking Streamliners in 1969
By Bob Johnston
A cross-country drive 50 years ago captured some passenger trains still in their prime and others just barely hanging on

What's in a Photograph? Shortline mixed, mainline freight
By Jerry A. Pinkepank
Barre & Chelsea and Canadian Pacific trains at Wells River, Vt., July 1946

Overnight to Omaha ... in a Dome Coach?
By J. David Ingles
A 1962 excursion on two CB&Q mail trains also yielded photos of unusual UP power

The Best of Everything: "Cheap & Nothing Wasted"
By Chris Burger
A new position with the Chicago & North Western brings a move to Wisconsin

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