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The Center’s journal, Railroad Heritage®, and other publications fill a unique niche: using photographs and art to inform the public and rail enthusiasts alike about the influence of railroads on economic growth and development, popular culture, and the lives of the hundreds of thousands of men and women who built and maintain North America’s railroads. Excellent images and highly researched and thoughtful writing characterize our publications. We launched Railroad Heritage in 2000 and now publish four issues annually, which our members receive for free as a benefit of membership. You can purchase previous issues here or by printing and mailing the order form (pdf).

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Railroad Heritage, Spring 2022: Huddleston, Shicotte, Wellington Avalanche, and Plowden

Join Gene Huddleston for a tour of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway in the late steam and early diesel era, in a cover story that previews Karen Parker’s presentation about Huddleston at Conversations 2022. The conference will also feature live music by up-and-coming country singer Erik Shicotte, a died-in-the-wool railfan from Wisconsin who Justin Franz profiles in this issue. In “The Railroad and the Art of Place,” Martin Burwash explores the remnants of the 1910 Wellington Avalanche on the Great Northern Railway in Washington’s Cascade Mountains.

This issue also features an interview with David Plowden, along with a special tribute to him and his profound influence on our community of photographers. Fourteen of them share an image and an essay discussing Plowden’s impact on their work. We introduce Elrond Lawrence, who just joined us in the new role of Acquisitions & Marketing Coordinator. He showcases a Santa Fe-inspired public art installation in Monrovia, California, by Christine Geltz. In her “Out of the Archives” column, Adrienne Evans has a Q&A with Erin Rose, a former intern who (re) joined us last fall in the new role of reference and digital projects archivist. Arjan den Boer presents a pair of striking posters for Dutch boat trains. There’s also a book review of John Free’s End of the Line, news of our recent exhibitions and events, and our annual list of donors‐the people who make all of our work possible.

$7.95, 68 pages, color and b/w

Railroad Heritage 68: Spring 2022

Railroad Heritage, Winter 2022: Stockholm Metro, Horseshoe Curve, Old Paper Art

Go underground with Emily Moser to explore the colorful world of Sweden’s cave stations in the cover story of our Winter 2022 issue. The public art installations of the Stockholm Metro are unlike any other subway stations in the world. Inside, take a modern-day look at Norfolk Southern’s former Pennsylvania Railroad main line over the Alleghenies, including Horseshoe Curve, with the powerful black-and-white photography of Eric Williams in our latest installment of “The Railroad and the Art of Place.” You can also discover the “old paper artwork” of Jessica Glenn, a Montana artist who paints on decades-old documents and forms she finds at antique stores, in a profile by Justin Franz.

Columns in this issue include an extended “Out of the Archives” showcasing some of our latest processing work on the Ronald C. Hill and Jim McClellan collections. We also present two of the earliest travel posters for the Orient Express, and Inga Velten sits down with Jack Holzhueter to look back on his role in the Center’s early growth and success, especially through our landmark project with the Chicago History Museum, “Railroaders: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography.” We also present a new and unique addition to our archives, a Japanese woodblock print from the 1880s featuring a railway bridge, a John Winfield painting inspired by a Chris Burger photograph, three book reviews, and news of our recent exhibitions and events.

$7.95, 68 pages, color and b/w

Railroad Heritage 67: Winter 2022

Railroad Heritage, Fall 2021: Awards, Videography, Harwood, Chicago

Our Fall 2021 issue brings you an autumn-themed gallery of recent highlights from our collections processing efforts, including Jim McClellan’s cover photograph from the Denver & Rio Grande Western. Inside, feature articles spotlight our 2021 John E. Gruber Creative Photography Award Winners, showcase Herb Harwood’s photography, embark on a tour of “The Railroad and the Art of Place” in Chicago with Todd Halamka, and explore railroads and the moving image.

The issue also includes a glimpse of surrealism in poster art on the London & North Eastern Railway and a conversation with Al Louer, our second-longest-serving board member, including a peak into his collection of railroad art and artifacts. In addition to fall photographs, “Out of the Archives” introduces new collections and new members of our team. You can also read up on our traveling exhibitions and events, along with a review of Frank Barry’s new book.

$7.95, 68 pages, color and b/w

Railroad Heritage 66: Fall 2021

Railroad Heritage, Summer 2021: Los Angeles, Pentrex, Malo

Three fabulous feature articles form the backbone of our Summer 2021 issue. Take a deep look at railroading in Los Angeles with Elrond Lawrence in the cover story, the latest in our “Art of Place” series. If you grew up watching Pentrex railroad videos (or just enjoy a well-told tale of the rise and fall of a media empire), you will not want to miss Justin Franz’s oral history of Pentrex, “I sell train tapes.” For exceptional creative nonfiction writing paired with equally exceptional photographs of contemporary railroading in Texas and Kansas, settle into a favorite chair for Rick Malo’s “Writes of Passage” photoessay.

We also commemorate Amtrak’s 50th anniversary with a gallery from our collections, offer tips for how best to house your collections in “Out of the Archives,” consider the European rivalry between the German Rheingold and French Edelweiss trains, and sit down with Joel Jensen for an interview about his photography and why he values the Center.

$7.95, 68 pages, color and b/w

Railroad Heritage 65: Spring 2021