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Classic Trains December 2017

CELEBRATE THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN RAILROADING – WHEN GIANT STEAM LOCOMOTIVES, COLORFUL DIESELS AND STEAMLINERS SHARED THE RAILS. CLASSIC TRAINS COVERS THE 1930’S THROUGH THE 1970’S WITH REMARKABLE PHOTOGRAPHY, DETAILED REPORTING AND FIRST-HAND ACCOUNTS FROM PEOPLE WHO WORKED THE GREAT PASSENGER AND FREIGHT TRAINS.

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thanks, dad

In a photo my dad took in 1966 or ’67, my sister Ruth and I watch a GG1 head west through PRR’s Haverford station, 9 miles west of Philadelphia. (Paul J. McGonigal)In this issue we have stories about adults who, though they may have had no particular interest in railroads themselves, helped the train-crazy youngsters in their families delve deeper into their passion.Richard Anderson [page 46] recalls the week in 1948 when he, a 14-year-old Iowa boy, stayed with his aunt and uncle in Chicago while he went to the Chicago Railroad Fair. In his “Mileposts” column [page 12], Kevin Keefe remembers the day his dad took him to GM’s 1955 Powerama show, and how the Aerotrain there made an impression that lasts to this day. In the second installment…

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The Erie in Erie?The New York, Lake Erie & Western Railroad’s name more or less described the path of the road’s Jersey City–Buffalo– Chicago main line. The company’s post-1895 name — Erie Railroad — was a model of brevity, but it created some ambiguity. Although Milwaukee, Wis.; Santa Fe, N.Mex.; and Burlington, Iowa, were on the maps of railroads bearing those cities’ names, Erie, Pa., was not. The closest the Erie got to Erie was Meadville, Pa., 40 miles away. So why is Erie E8 825 at the NYC-PRR station in Erie? Floods near Meadville on January 23–25, 1959, obliged trains to detour over PRR and NYC, as Erie 7, the Pacific Express, is doing here. (Jim Schoenbein)Old Reliable 0-8-0 finds a new Kentucky homeRestored Louisville & Nashville 2132 was…

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Jim Shaughnessy Essential Witness: Sixty Years of Railroad PhotographyIntroduction by Kevin P. Keefe, edited by Wendy Burton and Jeff Brouws. Thames & Hudson, New York, (212) 354-3763, thamesandhudsonusa.com. 200 pages. $60.Nine years ago, Jim Shaughnessy’s masterful black-and-white photography was on beautiful display in The Call of Trains. This new album, nearly identical in format, presents another 150 or so of Jim’s pictures, demonstrating what followers of “The Shaughnessy Files” in this magazine have long known: Jim’s body of high-quality work, particularly from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s, seems nearly inexhaustible. One of the hallmarks of his output is its variety, and that’s on full display here, from the Rio Grande narrow gauge to night trains on the Central Vermont to a CP operator at his desk. — R.S.M.Pennsylvania Railroad: Shamokin…

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new from kalmbach

GREAT TRAINS FREIGHTThe latest Classic Trains special edition focuses on freight. Subjects in Great Trains Freight include a 1941 Milwaukee Road mainline local, Cotton Belt’s Blue Streak, 1950s Santa Fe and Illinois Central perishables trains, Southern’s “Rathole” line in the mid-1970s, a new C&O hump yard, and more.GUIDE TO NORTH AMERICAN DIESEL LOCOMOTIVESPart history book, part spotter’s guide, and part roster compilation, this 303-page book spans from the earliest diesels up to the present. A modern BNSF unit is on the cover, but the bulk of the content relates to the 1930s–70s first- and second-generation era.≫ Visit KalmbachHobbyStore.com to orderWESTERN MARYLAND SCENIC has repainted GP30 501 (seen at Frostburg, Md.) into the old Western Maryland’s bright 1960s-70s “circus” scheme. WM never had a GP30, but now we see what one…

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ClassicTrainsMag.comChicago Railroad FairTour the fair through the pages of the 1948 guide book.Centennial trainsSee the schedules of the 1963 West Virginia Centennial Special and the 1964 Montana Centennial Train.MilepostsRead the weekly blog by our columnist Kevin Keefe, who reflects on the places he’s been, the people he’s met, and how railroading’s history impacts the industry today.Photo of the DayOur most popular feature! View a new photo from our vast collection every day. Magazine subscribers have access to the full archive of more than 1,500 images.Follow us on Facebook ■…

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A “cool” President ClintonBesides thoroughly enjoying Ralph Hallock’s “The Way It Was” tale involving private car Queen of Scots [page 80], his fish story dredged up a beautiful memory. I rode President Bill Clinton’s Twenty-first Century Express campaign train from Huntington, W.Va., to Michigan City, Ind., in August 1996, and the same car, back to its MKT 403 identity, was the next-to-last car on the train. As we proceeded toward Ashland, Ky., Clinton emerged from the rear car to go forward for a press conference.Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, who was scheduled to sing the National Anthem at Ashland, was standing on 403’s rear platform and saw Clinton try to jiggle the car’s platform gate open several times. Clinton was unsuccessful and so started to climb over it. Secret Service…

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