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Railroad History Magazines
Posted by FJ and G on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 6:21 AM
Greetings. I'm new to this forum and have a question regarding railroad historical magazines. I'm the associate editor of an engineering magazine. We have a great abundance of historical material relating to American railroads covering the entire 20th century.

I am willing to write some interesting features and submit them (in fact, I already have a proposal out to "Classic Trains" but haven't heard back yet). Are there other magazines (not regional) that publish historical material. My resources are not railroad- or region-specific. Naturally, Classic Trains would be my first choice for submitting future proposals.

Thanks in advance for suggestions. Classic Trains is an excellent magazine.
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Railroad History Magazines
Posted by FJ and G on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 6:21 AM
Greetings. I'm new to this forum and have a question regarding railroad historical magazines. I'm the associate editor of an engineering magazine. We have a great abundance of historical material relating to American railroads covering the entire 20th century.

I am willing to write some interesting features and submit them (in fact, I already have a proposal out to "Classic Trains" but haven't heard back yet). Are there other magazines (not regional) that publish historical material. My resources are not railroad- or region-specific. Naturally, Classic Trains would be my first choice for submitting future proposals.

Thanks in advance for suggestions. Classic Trains is an excellent magazine.
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Posted by AltonFan on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 12:49 AM
Other national publications that you might be interested in contacting:

Railway & Locomotive Historical Society
P. O. Box 215
East Irvine, CA 92650

(No website yet, but they do publish a journal.)

The National Railway Bulletin, the publication of the National Railway Historical Society
http://www.nrhs.com/bulletin.htm#About%20the%20National%20Railway%20Bulletin




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Posted by AltonFan on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 12:49 AM
Other national publications that you might be interested in contacting:

Railway & Locomotive Historical Society
P. O. Box 215
East Irvine, CA 92650

(No website yet, but they do publish a journal.)

The National Railway Bulletin, the publication of the National Railway Historical Society
http://www.nrhs.com/bulletin.htm#About%20the%20National%20Railway%20Bulletin




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Posted by coalminer3 on Friday, September 19, 2003 11:32 AM
As a 30+-year member of R&LHS, their publication Railroad History has undergone some recent improvements and a general upgrade in production quality. They have been around for a long time and over the years have published a lot of useful information; your mention of engineering-related material would probably be of interest to them.

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Posted by coalminer3 on Friday, September 19, 2003 11:32 AM
As a 30+-year member of R&LHS, their publication Railroad History has undergone some recent improvements and a general upgrade in production quality. They have been around for a long time and over the years have published a lot of useful information; your mention of engineering-related material would probably be of interest to them.

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Posted by FJ and G on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 6:18 AM
Thx. I will send them an email. I was impressed that their magazine staff is all-volunteer.
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Posted by FJ and G on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 6:18 AM
Thx. I will send them an email. I was impressed that their magazine staff is all-volunteer.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 11:05 PM
Or you could try the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA, www.nmra.org). They might be interested in anything you might have. Trains magazine might be another place to try, as well as Model Railroader magazine (plug for the sponsor). Sound like you have a whole bunch of fun stuff to look through. Maybe articles could be posted in the Web somewhere...
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 11:05 PM
Or you could try the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA, www.nmra.org). They might be interested in anything you might have. Trains magazine might be another place to try, as well as Model Railroader magazine (plug for the sponsor). Sound like you have a whole bunch of fun stuff to look through. Maybe articles could be posted in the Web somewhere...
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Posted by FJ and G on Thursday, September 25, 2003 6:21 AM
Thx for all your suggestions. I have some absolutely awesome articles, written by engineers about every facet of railroading. I started leafing through our excellently preserved volumes and have gone from 1920 to 1935 (we have mags going back to about 1900). Info/pictures include tunnel building through the Rockies, a couple of huge articles about railroading during the Civil War; a great number of articles and photos of military trains from WWI and WWII; articles about steam engine developments, etc.

Haven't heard back yet from Classic Trains or from NRHS so may try Trains mag or some others.

BTW, anyone out there is welcomed to visit and read our magazines. I am in the Old Towne Alexandria area and my email is in my profile. We do have railfans drop by from time to time. You can use our copier and fax machine and read at our reading table.
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Posted by FJ and G on Thursday, September 25, 2003 6:21 AM
Thx for all your suggestions. I have some absolutely awesome articles, written by engineers about every facet of railroading. I started leafing through our excellently preserved volumes and have gone from 1920 to 1935 (we have mags going back to about 1900). Info/pictures include tunnel building through the Rockies, a couple of huge articles about railroading during the Civil War; a great number of articles and photos of military trains from WWI and WWII; articles about steam engine developments, etc.

Haven't heard back yet from Classic Trains or from NRHS so may try Trains mag or some others.

BTW, anyone out there is welcomed to visit and read our magazines. I am in the Old Towne Alexandria area and my email is in my profile. We do have railfans drop by from time to time. You can use our copier and fax machine and read at our reading table.
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Posted by FJ and G on Thursday, September 25, 2003 6:28 AM
Oh, one more thing. I don't have a good website for posting articles (just a free site for my Lionel trains http://davidvergun.tripod.com/).

Also, some good places to eat here if you'd like to talk trains over lunch. Our building was built in 1846 and was a Civil War hospital and morgue. Today, NS trains still serve the waterfront a few blocks from here but railroading was much more active 50 years ago.
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Posted by FJ and G on Thursday, September 25, 2003 6:28 AM
Oh, one more thing. I don't have a good website for posting articles (just a free site for my Lionel trains http://davidvergun.tripod.com/).

Also, some good places to eat here if you'd like to talk trains over lunch. Our building was built in 1846 and was a Civil War hospital and morgue. Today, NS trains still serve the waterfront a few blocks from here but railroading was much more active 50 years ago.

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