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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 2019: Bennett, Lothes, Zimmermann

The fall 2019 issue features a cover story spotlighting artist Gil Bennett, a presenter at Conversations 2019. Karl Zimmermann shares his worldwide photography, which is coming to the Center’s Railroad Heritage Visual Archive. Editor Scott Lothes presents some of his recent photography from Switzerland and his take on “The Art of Place,” a new column launched in the summer issue. Hailey Paige, exhibitions and events coordinator, showcases the Center’s locally-themed traveling exhibitions. Adrienne Evans, archives manager, shares highlights from recent additions to our archive. Inga Velten, development associate, offers a behind-the-scenes look at how we adopted train order forms in our newly-established Legacy Society.

$7.95, 60 pages, color and b/w

Railroad Heritage, Summer 2019: Award Winners, Bodine, Cunningham

Summer 2019 is the third consecutive issue to which we’ve added twelve pages to our usual forty-eight. They feature the winners of the 2019 John E. Gruber Creative Photographer Awards, which received the second-highest number of submissions in its history. Additional content spotlights a conference presenter—-Jennifer Bodine writes about pictorialist photographer A. Aubrey Bodine; an art photographer–Caren Cunningham’s work is explored; and a community archive–Archives Manager Adrienne Evans and Archives Assistant Natalie Krecek discuss new archives visited and lessons learned at the 2019 Midwest Archives Conference in Detroit. In addition, Events and Exhibits Coordinator Hailey Paige recaps Conversations Transcontinental and After Promontory and Mike Matejka presents the journalist and railroad photography of the Daily Pantagraph of Bloomington, Illinois.

$7.95, 60 pages, color and b/w

Railroad Heritage, Spring 2019: After Promontory

The Spring 2019 Railroad Heritage is a special, 60-page issue about the Center’s After Promontory project on transcontinental railroads. Editor Scott Lothes provides a behind-the-scenes look at the project, which started in 2017 and launches this spring for the 150th anniversary of the completion of the nation’s first transcontinental line. Articles by Alexander Benjamin Craghead, project curator, examine the current status of transcontinental railroads, spotlight a few photographs that just missed the cut, and explore two contemporary trends in railroad photography. Two additional articles feature 19th century photographers: A.J. Russell by Dan Davis, and F. Jay Haynes by Justin Franz. Hailey Paige, exhibitions and events coordinator, gives a rundown of the exhibition schedule for After Promontory as well as other events for the sesquicentennial. The cover photograph by David Styffe shows the Overland Route at Rose Creek, Nevada, in 1984.

$7.95, 60 pages, color and b/w

Railroad Heritage 56: Spring 2019

Railroad Heritage, Winter 2019: John Gruber, the First Transcon, Carlos Kirovsky

We mark the passing of CRPA founder and photographer John Gruber with a sampling of his rail images and tributes from friends and colleagues. John A. Kirchner showcases the rail paintings of Brazilian artist Carlos Kirovsky. Photographer Drake Hokanson discusses shooting the first transcontinental route between Omaha and Sacramento. David Lester reflects on the Young Photographers panel held during last year’s Conversations conference. Hailey Paige provides insights into the development of our exhibition, Beebe and Clegg: Their Enduring Photographic Legacy. Guest “Out of the Archives” columnist Alexander Benjamin Craghead details how collaborating with various archives helped shape our upcoming project, After Promontory: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Transcontinental Railroading. Arjan den Boer shares the work of poster artist Armand Massonet.

$7.95, 60 pages, color and b/w

Railroad Heritage 55: Winter 2019