We are a member-supported organization, open to all. Annual membership is $50 and based on the calendar year (January – December). Your membership and gifts make our preservation programs possible. Members receive:

  • Exclusive online member programs and discounted prices at our annual conference
  • Subscription to our beautiful, ad-free quarterly magazine, Railroad Heritage®

You may pay online, using the yellow button at right, or print the Membership Form (PDF file) and send a check to join or renew.


Larger gifts provide for our future and allow us to undertake more extensive initiatives, such as the newly arrived Steinheimer Collection, After Promontory and our Chicago “Railroaders” 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.

Thank you for helping us preserve the legacy of Richard Steinheimer by supporting our 2022 summer appeal. In honor of this once-in-a-lifetime collection announcement, two members of our board of directors, Bon French and Richard Tower, established a fund to match all gifts dollar-for-dollar, up to $20,000. The appeal was a tremendous success, with more than $55,000 given! We’re hard at work digitizing and cataloging his collection of prints, slides, and negatives. Make your gift today!

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

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Join or renew at $50 per year, which includes four issues of Railroad Heritage®, or make a gift at any level to support our mission. (Membership based on calendar year; additional charges may apply for international shipping)

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