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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, Fall 2020: Awards, Cartoons, Creativity & Covid

While 2020 has brought unimaginable challenges, our members have remained deeply engaged in railroad photography and art. They share samples of their recent work in this issue’s cover story, “Creativity & Covid,” edited by Alexander Benjamin Craghead. From contemporary photography and painting to personal archiving projects and even creative nonfiction, their work is inspirational, offering ample proof that our creative spirit is alive and well. Further proof of that comes from the winners of our 2020 John E. Gruber Creative Photography Awards, which we also present in this issue along with comments from the judges. Rounding out the feature articles is a look back at New Haven Railroad cartoons that highlight travel difficulties of World War II. They come from the Archives and Special Collections of the University of Connecticut Library in a story by archivist Laura Smith.

In our columns, Arjan den Boer looks at the precise work of Pierre Fix-Masseau in his “Art of the Railway Poster.” Adrienne Evans shares the second of her two-part overview about the history and care of glass plate negatives in “Out of the Archives.” And Hailey Paige previews our next online conference, Virtual Conversations: Fall Edition, whose presenters will share railway photography and art from around the world.

$7.95, 84 pages, color and b/w

Railroad Heritage 62: Fall 2020

Railroad Heritage, Summer 2020: Maps, Utah, Alban, Edmonson

Explore the art of railway and transit maps in the Summer 2020 issue’s cover story by Justin Franz in Railroad Heritage. Three additional feature articles await you. Mark W. Hemphill looks at the Denver & Rio Grande Western’s main line in Utah through the lenses of two talented photographers: George L. Beam and Otto C. Perry. Lee Alban shares how he discovered railroads and rediscovered painting in his second career as a railroad artist. And R.G. Edmonson showcases BNSF in the Texas Panhandle in this installment of “The Railroad and the Art of Place.” In our columns, Arjan den Boer looks at posters advertising station cafés in France in his “Art of the Railway Poster.” Adrienne Evans shares the first of her two-part overview about the history and care of glass plate negatives in “Out of the Archives.” And Hailey Paige chronicles the resounding success of our first-ever online conference, Virtual Conversations 2020, with more than 400 attendees from all over the world.

$7.95, 72 pages, color and b/w

Railroad Heritage 61: Summer 2020

Railroad Heritage, Spring 2020: Botkin, Hawkins, Walker

Travel around the world with photographer William E. Botkin in his quest for evocative black-and-white photographs of steam locomotives with the cover story of the Spring 2020 issue of Railroad Heritage. Inside, you can also learn what it takes to make a living as a railway artist with a glimpse into the life and work of Philip D. Hawkins, one of England’s foremost painters of trains. Gregory P. Ames presents the compelling story of a 1903 photograph and its creator, Dudley Walker, while touching on notions of pictorial photography as advertising art as well as evolving gender narratives in railroading. Arjan den Boer takes you all the way back to the Stone Age with his “Art of the Railway Poster” column, while additional columns by Hailey Paige and Adrienne Evans bring you up to date on our traveling exhibitions and collections, respectively. Finally, we share our ever-growing list of annual donors, the people whose generosity make possible all of our work at the Center for Railroad Photography & Art.

$7.95, 60 pages, color and b/w

Railroad Heritage 60: Spring 2020

Railroad Heritage, Winter 2020: Halamka, Franz, Jensen and Ableidinger

The Winter 2020 issue of Railroad Heritage is an expanded, 72-page issue that focuses on the West. The cover story by Todd Halamka is the latest in our “Railroads and the Art of Place” series and examines the Fraser Canyon in British Columbia. Justin Franz reports on “Hear the Whistle Blow: Art of the Railway,” an exhibition at the Hockaday Museum of Art in Kalispell, Montana. Joel Jensen and Lewis Albeidinger explore the remnants of the Milwaukee Road in Harlowton, Montana, and how its Depot Museum has helped catalyze the community’s revival. In this issue’s columns, Arjan den Boer shares two French posters by Foré; archivist Adrienne Evans previews the Center’s new archives storage space in “Out of the Archives;” while Hailey Paige, exhibitions and events coordinator, offers a recap of the Conversations 2019 conference with photographs by Hank Koshollek.

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Railroad Heritage 59: Winter 2020