We are a membership organization, open to all. Your support makes our work possible. You may pay online here, using the Paypal buttons at right, or print the Membership Form (PDF file) and send a check.

Membership benefits

At all levels, you receive:

  • Discounted prices at our annual conference and other events
  • Subscription to our quarterly journal, Railroad Heritage®


Larger gifts provide for our future and allow us to undertake more extensive initiatives, such as After Promontory and our Chicago project. You can underwrite an issue of Railroad Heritage or support our annual conference by underwriting speakers’ travel and lodging. We look forward to discussing possibilities with you; call or write anytime using the contact information in the footer.

All gifts are acknowledged and tax-deductible to the fullest extent provided. Unless you indicate otherwise, your gifts for the year will be recognized publicly by category in the following year’s spring issue of Railroad Heritage.

With Gratitude

The Center for Railroad Photography & Art gratefully acknowledges the Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust as underwriter of our fundraising and endowment campaign.


$50 per year, which includes four issues of Railroad Heritage®

(or renew)

Memorial Gift for John Gruber

Make a contribution in memory of John Gruber, the Center’s founder. Gifts will go towards the John E. Gruber Creative Photography Awards Program.

Memorial Gift for Jim Shaughnessy

Make a contribution in memory of Jim Shaughnessy, a giant in the field of railroad photography. Gifts to the Shaughnessy Fund will go towards the digitization of Jim’s remarkable collection of some 90,000 images.

Additional Support

Make a gift at any level (enter the amount on the next page) to provide extra support for the Center’s programs.

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