Railroad Heritage, Fall 2016: Connecticut Archive, Missabe Yellowstones, St. Maries River

The Fall 2016 issue of Railroad Heritage® debuts a new look to the magazine—the first extensive redesign in its sixteen-year history. On the cover is Robert LaMay’s night view of Shore Line East F7A no. 6690 in the shops at New Haven, Connecticut, in 1992. LaMay’s photography resides at Archives & Special Collections of the University of Connecticut Library, the Center’s partner for Conversations Northeast, a one-day conference at Storrs, Connecticut, on October 29, 2016. Archivist Laura Smith shares more highlights in an article about UConn’s railroad photography. We share some highlights from our own archive with a gallery of J. Parker Lamb photographs of Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range’s 2-8-8-4 “Yellowstone” steam locomotives. Finally, Marc Entze discusses his decade-long project of photographing the timber-hauling St. Maries River Railroad in northern Idaho, a case study of the benefits that can come from taking a very deep look at relatively small place. We discuss the importance of metadata in our regular “Out of the Archives” column and share some suggestions of how to prioritize this tedious but critical part of the archiving process. We also debut a new column on European travel posters by Arjan den Boer, drawing from his outstanding retours.eu website. News, letters, and two new book reviews round out the issue.

$7.95, 48 pages, color and b/w

Railroad Heritage 46, Fall 2016

Railroad Heritage, Summer 2016: Glacier Park, Boxcars, Conference, Endowment

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service with an in-depth look at the relationship between the Great Northern Railway and Glacier Park in Montana. Author Justin Franz shares an engaging story, lavishly illustrated with his own contemporary photographs and historic images from the unparalleled collection of GN historian Scott Tanner. Artist Charlie Hunter shares railroad paintings and commentary about what he has dubbed “contemporary realism” from an exhibition he curated for Vermont’s Brattleboro Museum. Author David Lester provides thorough reviews of our sold-out Conversations 2016 conference in Lake Forest, Illinois, illustrated by Hank Koshollek’s photographs, and an announcement of the Center’s new endowment fund. Finally, Jordan Radke explains the Center’s redesigned website in his regular “Out of the Archives” column.

$7.95, 48 pages, color and b/w

Railroad Heritage 45, Summer 2016

Railroad Heritage, Spring 2016: Ron Hill, European Posters, Colorization

Get ready for our annual Conversations conference with the Spring 2016 issue of Railroad Heritage. Author, photographer, and board member Jeff Brouws provides a preview of one of the conference presentations with his in-depth look at the photography of Ronald C. Hill. We then travel across the pond to Europe where Arjen den Boers of the Netherlands introduces railway posters from central Europe in the early twentieth century. Davidson Ward offers a brief glimpse into the world of digital colorization of old photographs, while editor Scott Lothes shares some industrial archaeology from New York’s Hudson River Valley. Jordan Radke continues his popular “Out of the Archives” column with a look at processing work and guidelines for submitting your collection for consideration to the Center or another archive. And we gratefully list our donors from 2015, the people who make the Center happen.

$7.95, 48 pages, color and b/w

Railroad Heritage 44, Spring 2016

Railroad Heritage, Winter 2016: Pennell, Awards, Patterson

Railroad Heritage 43, Winter 2016

The Winter 2016 issue of Railroad Heritage boasts sixty pages of content, including five feature articles. Professor Betsy Fahlman examines the remarkable 1919 series of railroad etchings by artist Joseph Pennell. Kevin Keefe profiles photographer, writer, retired railroader, and 2016 conference presenter Steve Patterson. Elrond Lawrence looks at the thirty-seven-year history of the Winterail railroad photography show and its lasting influences. We announce the winners of the 2015 John E. Gruber Creative Photography Award, and Gruber also presents the art of the North Shore’s popular Electroliner trains. The new “Out of the Archives” column continues with its second installment by looking at scanning and digital files.

$9.95, 60 pages, color and b/w

Railroad Heritage, Fall 2015: New York, Midwest, Rail Art

Railroad Heritage 42, Fall 2015

The Fall 2015 issue of Railroad Heritage includes three main features, plus a new column. Photographer Victor Hand shares a gallery of his work from around New York City. There’s a memoir and photographs by Charles McCreary about growing up around trains in the Upper Midwest. Peter Mosse recasts his 2015 Conversations presentations with an in-depth look at the first hundred years of rail art, drawing from his extensive collection. To keep you better apprised of our archiving work, we launched a new column with this issue, “Out of the Archives.” The first installment looks at organization and metadata from the work of our two summer interns in Madison.

$7.95, 48 pages, color and b/w