Quarterly Newsletter Tells Preservation Story
Looking back, Mark Smith, founder and first editor of Locomotive & Railway Preservation, would like the magazine remembered “for a very broad and bold attempt to present and champion railroad preservation. … We were out there to tell it as it was and it was good and the story about railroad preservation and history got richer and richer as we went along." Smith published L&RP’s first issue in March 1986. Today, as then, he and his wife, Marijke, live on Windekind Farm, a forest and meadows of 141 acres in Vermont 25 miles southeast of Burlington, Vermont. His preservation link today is a 3,000-foot, 7-1/4-inch gauge replica railroad on the farm. This and other stories are in the newsletter, a benefit of membership.
The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, Inc., founded in 1921, is the oldest railroad history organization in North America, and among the first anywhere to pursue formal studies in the history of technology. The Society promotes research and encourages preservation of documentation and photography of business history, finance, labor history, biography, and technology. The 2018 members meeting is May 31-June 3 in St. Louis.
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