NRHS Bulletin: 86 Years of In-Depth Coverage of Rail Preservation

Unlike commercial publications that have to squeeze out content to make room for advertising, the NRHS Bulletin is 40-44 pages of full-color, ad-free content for railfans and preservationists alike. Since we understand our readers, Editor Jeffrey Smith brings them what they want: plenty of railroad history and subjects that are off the mainline, covered to a depth that no commercial magazine can do.

Where else can you find an entire issue on railroad photography, packed with train pictures, techniques, famous photographers, and even an early shot of a steam locomotive circa 1905, or a comprehensive look at “Tehachapi in the 21st Century” or detailed features on the locomotives like the FL9 and the EMD SW1? Whether you’re into rail preservation or you’re just a railfan, the NRHS Bulletin has something you’re going to love.

Contributions are welcome, however, it is best to contact the editor prior to sending in original photographs and other materials. Please see the following documents for information on submitting material to the NRHS Bulletin:

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NRHS News: Serving the Rail Preservation Community

NRHS News is the newsletter for members of the National Railway Historical Society and contains chapter event news and railway pictures as well as the latest news on, and coverage from, NRHS national conventions and events. It’s published six times a year, with cover dates of February, April, June, August, October, and December.

NRHS News covers:

  • Information about the NRHS (Chapters, events, programs, industry efforts, etc.)
  • Rail Preservation activities within the NRHS (Chapter railway preservation projects, Railway Heritage Grants program projects)
  • Rail Preservation in the industry as a whole and not involving NRHS Heritage Grants or Chapters.

Rail Preservation, Railfan, and Member Submissions

Contributors are encouraged to submit news and photos from events, and announcements of upcoming public events sponsored by the chapter. Announcements about upcoming events should be submitted at least two months in advance. Articles or photos about events that have been held should be submitted as soon as possible after the event. All photos should be high resolution (a minimum of 300 dpi at eight inches wide). Please include the name of the photographer. Train pictures and other railway pictures by NRHS members are also welcomed for the News. For more information, or to submit articles or photographs for the News, email