Fall 2017 Issue Classic Trains....Pulitzer for sure!

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Fall 2017 Issue Classic Trains....Pulitzer for sure!
Posted by Miningman on Friday, August 25, 2017 6:03 PM

Just back from long extended magnificent trip throughout the USA, and today picked up my big stack of mail awaiting my attention. 

There among the bills and other assorted nonsense is the Fall Issue of Classic Trains. Got "things" in order throughout the day and eventually settled down onto the back deck on a perfect day with the issue. 

Wow. Got lost. Time stood still. Page after page, each one topping the previous and on and on it went. Memories for me regarding glimpses of Detroit's Fort St. Pere Marquette Roundhouse as one crossed the bridge. Also there lurking in the top right of the photo is an E7 A-B-A trio for the Red Arrow....the original killer of the T1's. Booo...hissss. Boooo.

Who knew back then? Some I suspect.

Also the entire waterfront with it's international flavour and so many railroads and so complex in nature. It was always mysterious and fascinating to watch from afar. 

Chicago photo's outstanding. Erie's Harlem River Freight Station makes you feel as if you knew the place well, as if you had been there. 

Wabash, CB&Q, GM&O, the new Seaboard Coast Line...all terrific. 

Thanks so much Mr. McGonigal and your staff. Extraordinary. Chapeau!

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, August 26, 2017 6:16 PM

Every issue of "Classic Trains" is a home run!  I don't know how they do it.  Actually, yes I do, if "CT" isn't a labor of love I don't know what is.

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:16 PM

Yes that's very true Firelock76. Just found this one a cut above.

Negelected to mention the LAUPT Train time in Los Angeles, Soo Line "Jewel" story, GM coulda woulda shouda and  the New York Central storylines. 

Still can't get over those Red Arrow E7's. Hiding in the corner like the assassins they were, caught in the act, everything else unaware and innocent. Someone shove a banana up their tailpipe. 

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Posted by Penny Trains on Sunday, August 27, 2017 6:19 PM

The only thing that ever really offends me about any issue is that pesky last page!  Big Smile

A waking Lithium Flower just about to bloom

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Posted by Firelock76 on Sunday, August 27, 2017 6:23 PM

Good point!  Wish I could say the same about a lot of other publications.

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Posted by Trinity River Bottoms Boomer on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 4:00 AM

I'd like to see every issue of Classic Trains contain a minimum of 100 pages and yes, I'll gladly pay the required increase in the price of this excellent publication.  Now PLEASE bring back Trains Illustrated!

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