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The following is a selective, incomplete list of rail-related periodicals archived by the Maryland Rail Heritage Library.  Magazines for which only a few issues were published are not necessarily included. Listings followed by an asterisk are believed to be complete sets as published, or very close thereof, with the likely exception of the most immediately recent issues in the case of currently published magazines:


Baldwin Locomotives* 1922-1947(company public relations magazine)
Baltimore & Ohio Magazine 1913-1962  (company magazine)
Blue Mountain Express* (by the Western Md. Ry. Historical Society)
B&O Railroader (1970s fan/hobby magazine)
B&ORR Historical Society The Sentinel* (history/fan/model, by the Society)
Book of the Royal Blue* (B&O onboard reading for passengers)
Brill Magazine 1907-1927*  (car builder company magazine)
The Bull Sheet* (independent CSX employee/railfan newsletter)
Classic Trains*  (rail enthusiast magazine)
Chessie System/CSX employee newsmagazine (various names over the years)
CTC Board 1972-2014  (rail enthusiast magazine, see also Railroads Illustrated)
Diesel Era* 1990-present (rail enthusiast magazine on locomotives)
Electric Railway Journal/Street Railway Journal 1885-1928 (industry)
Electriclines* 1987-1992 (enthusiast traction/rail magazine)
Extra 2200 South  1968-2010* (Diesel locomotive info, rosters, history)

Flags, Diamonds & Statues 1978-present (Anthracite Rail Hist. Society)
Flimsies  (rail enthusiast pamphlet-sized news magazine)
Electric Railroaders Assn.  Headlights*  1940-2011 (rail enthusiast magazine)
Locomotive & Railway Preservation* 1986-1997  (rail enthusiast magazine)
Mainline Modeler  1980-99 and later (modeling magazine with prototype info)
Milepost* (Friends of the RR Museum of Pa., many history articles)
Model Railroader* 1934-present  (modeling magazine with prototype info)

Model Railroading 1967-1999  (modeling magazine with prototype info)
Modern Railroads  1947-1990  (industry publication)
Modern Tramway* (U.K. traction periodical with worldwide coverage)

National Model Railroad Association Bulletin/Scale Rails* 1947-present
NRHS Bulletin* 1936-present  (rail history and NRHS news)
Official Guide to the Railways 1868-1992 (holdings are mostly 1920s forward)
Pacific RailNews / RailNews 1972-1999 (orig. rail enthusiast mag for Western     US/Canada, later nationwide 1997-1999; holdings mostly 1980s forward)
Passenger Train Journal*  1968-1996, 2006-present  (rail enthusiast magazine)
PC [Penn Central] Railroader* (rail enthusiast magazine)
Penn Central Post* (employee magazine)
The Pennsy (employee magazine)
PRR Technical & Historical Society Keystone 1968-2010 (PRR enthusiast magazine)
Progressive Railroading  1975-1990s (industry magazine)
Rail Classics*  (rail enthusiast magazine)
Rail Travel News  1972-1997  (travel promotion magazine)
Railfan/Railfan & Railroad* 1974-present  (rail enthusiast magazine)
Rail News (See Pacific RailNews)
Railpace Newsmagazine* 1982-present (railfan magazine focused on Northeast US)

Railroad Modeler 1971-1980  (modeling magazine with prototype info)
Railroad Stories/Railroad Man's Magazine/Railroad Magazine*  1906-07,1930-1978
Model Craftsman/Railroad Model Craftsman*  1933-present  (modeling magazine with prototype info)
Railroading (see also Steam Locomotive & Railroad Tradition)*

Railroads Illustrated, 1980-1, 2008-present (two separate fan publications, the second a name change to CTC Board)
Rails Northeast* 1976-1987 (rail enthusuast publication, bimonthly)
Railway & Locomotive Historical Society Bulletin/Railroad History* 1930-present (rail history journal)
Railway Age  1911-present  (Industry magazine)
Railway Quarterly* (rail enthusiast magazine)
Railway Review  1914-1926  (industry publication)
Railway Times 1839-1849, 1860-67, 1904-1910  (industry publication)
Short-Line Railroader* (rail enthusiast magazine)
The Railroad Photographer/Railroad Press*  (rail enthusiast magazine)
The Short Line* 1976-2002  (rail enthusiast magazine with industry news)
Steam Locomotive & Railroad Tradition/Railroading*
Timber Transfer* (Friends of the East Broad Top)
Trains* 1940-present  (the largest circulating rail enthusiast magazine)
Traction & Models* 1965-1985
Transit Journal 1928-1940s  (industry magazine)
Trolley Topics/Transit Topics (United Rys/Balto. Transit employee newsletter)*  1917-1954
Trolley Talk*  1954-2010  (traction enthusiast magazine)
Vintage Rails* (rail enthusiast magazine)
Western Railroader  (rail enthusiast magazine)


In addition, the Library carries extensive back issues of numerous newsletters and magazines, as noted above) of other NRHS Chapters, trolley/transit museums, and rail museums/societies, focused mostly (but not exclusively) on those of Maryland and immediately-surrounding states, including groups and museums whose focus is on the Baltimore & Ohio, Western Maryland, Pennsylvania RR, and the Maryland & Pennsylvania RR.
We also maintain a list of various rail magazines' known publication dates, and of issues we know to be missing either from our files or from not being printed.


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