To join or renew membership in the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, simply complete and submit the online form or printed form anytime after October 1 for the following calendar year.
More information about membership, including benefits
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Southern California Chapter members from this point forward are not eligible for the discounted ticket fares for the Big Boy excursion, and they are not eligible for the advanced sale for members only.
A Summary of Member Benefits
Railroad History and the Quarterly Newsletter are benefits of membership. If you have questions about membership, a change of address, or did not receive your copy of Railroad History or the Quarterly Newsletter, please write to R&LHS Membership Management, PO Box 2913, Pflugerville TX 78691-2913, phone 512-589-7335.
Locomotive Rosters & Records of Builder's Construction Numbers
The Society has locomotive rosters for many railroads and records of steam locomotive construction numbers for most builders. Copies are available to members at 25 cents per page ($5.00 minimum) and to non-members at 40 cents per page ($5.00 minimum) from R&LHS Archives Services, PO Box 600544, Jacksonville, FL 32260-0544. A list of available rosters is $2.00.
R&LHS marked a digital milestone when JSTOR (an acronym for Journal Storage) released a searchable archive of the Railway and Locomotive Historical Society Bulletin (1921-1972) and Railroad History (1972-2009). Although R&LHS publications were already available from Proquest and in the America: History and Life database, neither of these options allow for keyword searching or the delivery of content in PDF format. Here is how members can logon JSTOR.
Back Issues of Railroad History
Many issues of Railroad History and its predecessor the R&LHS Bulletin are available to members at a discount.
Articles from the Bulletin, Railroad History and the R&LHS Newsletter
Copies of articles from back issues of Society publications are available to members at 20 cents per page ($5.00 minimum) and to non-members at 30 cents per page ($5.00 minimum) from R&LHS Archives Services, PO Box 600544, Jacksonville, FL 32260-0544.
Source materials consisting of printed manuscripts and graphics are housed in the Society's archives. Inquiries concerning these materials should be addressed to R&LHS Archives Services, PO Box 600544, Jacksonville, FL 32260-0544. To help expedite our response, please indicate a daytime telephone number where you can normally be reached.
Internet Discussion Group
You may subscribe to a members-only Internet discussion group where your research questions might be answered by one of the nation's leading scholars in the field. Contact the group owner to be subscribed.
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