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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, 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

Railroad Heritage, Spring 2021: Masters, Sullivan, Jordan

Savor of the work of two supremely talented graphite artists whose work falls a century apart. Frank Bird Masters illustrated railroad fiction stories in the early twentieth century with dramatic drawings that appeared regularly in national magazines. Gregory P. Ames brings Masters’ work back into print with an in-depth look into his life and art, which includes an unexpected trove of cyanotype photography. Kate Sullivan, a contemporary artist from Boston, revels in eastern Europe’s steam locomotives, which she portrays in vivid drawings that get at the essence of these dynamic machines. Join native New Yorker Richard Jordan III for a tour of the beauty and tragedy that is Buffalo Central Terminal in this issue’s “Art of Place” feature.

Adrienne Evans, our archivist, shares more about cyanotypes in her “Out of the Archives” column, which also introduces the newest members of our archives team. In “Art of the Railway Poster,” Arjan den Boer presents the Art Deco influence on Germany’s Mitropa services. Inga Velten shares the Center’s early history in an interview with Bonnie Gruber, widow of our principal founder, John Gruber. We also present our annual Honor Roll with great thanks to our 2020 donors, who helped us thrive in a challenging year.

$7.95, 84 pages, color and b/w

Railroad Heritage 64: Spring 2021