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Publishers Announce Books About Amtrak

April 26, 2021

Two publishers have announced the coming release of books tied to the 50th anniversary of Amtrak.

White River Productions said Fifty Years of Amtrak Trains will be a detailed summary of every route operated by Amtrak.

Authored by Bruce Goldberg and David Warner, the book will have 256 pages and numerous color and black and white photographs.

It is priced at $79.95 but is available for $70 at the publisher’s website through May 31.

A promotion for the book on the publisher’s website said many of the photographs have never been published.

Other illustrations will include route maps and illustrations of brochure art. The contents also include detailed tables showing train schedules and station stops at 10-year intervals.

Goldberg and Warner have written about Amtrak in previous works.

Warner was the co-auithor with Elbert L. Simon of Amtrak by the Numbers, a review of the passenger carrier’s locomotive and rolling stock rosters.

That book was published by White River in 2011.

Goldberg and Warner were co-author of The Metroliners, which was published by White River in 2016. He also authored a long out of press book titled Amtrak: The First Decade.

Ordering information about Fifty Years of Amtrak is available at

Indiana University Press plans to release in October Amtrak, America’s Railroad: Transportation’s Orphan and Its Struggle for Survival, by Geoffrey Doughty, Jeffrey Darbee and Eugene Harmon.

A publisher’s summary said the book explores how Amtrak’s has been a company hindered by its flawed origin and unequal quality of leadership, subjected to political gamesmanship and favoritism, and mired in a perpetual philosophical debate about whether it is a business or a public service.

The authors interviewed former Amtrak presidents and explore the current problems and issues facing the passenger carrier while offering proposed solutions.

The book concludes that Amtrak was created in the absence of a comprehensive national transportation policy but managed to survive its inherent flaws due to the public’s persistent loyalty.

The book has 264 pages and 42 color illustrations. It is priced at $40. The cover has yet to be displayed on the publisher’s website.

Ordering information is available at

Railpace Sold to White River Productions

February 1, 2020

Railpace Newsmagazine has been acquired by White River Productions, which will assume production starting with the March 2020 issue.

A news released issued by White River said Tom Nemeth would remain as editor.

The announcement said the terms of the transactions were completed on Jan. 20. The sale price was not disclosed.

The last issue to be completed by Railpace Incorporated was Volume 39, No. 2, February 2020, published on January 21, 2020.

White River said the first issue to be released under its banner will retain the overall look of the magazine and readers should see few changes moving forward.

The first issue of Railpace was dated May 1982 and cost $2. The cover story was a feature on the Lehigh & Hudson River Railway.

Kevin EuDaly, president of White River Productions, said existing subscriptions will be honored by the new ownership with fulfillment being based on the number of remaining issues in the subscriptions.

White River said in its news release that the content of Railpace will change little. Although billed as presenting information about the Northeastern United States, the content of Railpace has broadened to include the Eastern U.S. and portions of the Midwest, including Ohio.

New subscriptions and dealer orders will be processed through White River Productions starting Feb. 1.

Nemeth along with Denis Connell and Bill Chaplik founded Railpace in an effort to present Northeastern U.S.-based railroad news and photography.

Connell and Chaplik are expected to remain involved with Railpace as content contributors.

EuDaly founded White River Productions in 1992. It produces HO Collector, Model Railroad News, Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette, O Scale Trains, Passenger Train Journal, Railfan & Railroad, Railroad Model Craftsman and Trains & Railroads of the Past.

EuDaly got into the publication business when it wrote and published Missouri Pacific Diesel Power.

White River also publishes 19 historical society magazines plus calendars, books, and other peripheral items.

Summerail 2018 Presentation Sked Set

March 31, 2018

The presentation schedule for Summerail 2018 to be held Aug. 11 in Marion has been set.

Thirteen multimedia programs featuring music and images will be presented at the Palace Theater in downtown Marion.

Ticket are $25 and include admission to the train show and sale. A train show only ticket is available for $5 at the door.

The first program session will start at 1 p.m. A dinner break will be held between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. when the second session will begin. The programs will end at approximately 10 p.m.

The train show will be open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

White River Productions will host a catered dinner at Marion Union Station featuring Skyline chili. Tickets for that dinner are $12 and available for purchase on the day of the event.

It will be the third time that Summerail has been held in Marion. It was held in Cincinnati until 2016 when it moved to Marion due to construction at Cincinnati Union Terminal closing the auditorium where the event is held.

Although the move to Marion was intended to be temporary, the show organizers decided to permanently relocate there because of the attractiveness of the venue, which has ample seating and can accommodate more visitors than did the theater used in Cincinnati.

The list of presenters and the names of their programs are:

  • Richard Baldwin and Don Toon – Richard Baldwin’s Greatest Hits
  • Charles Dischinger – What A Beautiful Sound
  • Chris Haines – Railfanning As A Family
  • Mike Harting – Great Lakes Iron Ore Roads
  • Mark Llanuza – Erie Lackawanna’s West End
  • Jeff and Andrew Nelson – Wisconsin Central
  • George Pitarys – A Taste Of Maine
  • Mike Raia – 50 Years of Railfanning
  • Pete Ruesch – Pete’s Potpourri: A Year In Video
  • John Ryan and Paul Swanson – The Land Of Enchantment
  • Brian Schmidt – Time Of My Life
  • Brian Sellers – Cincinnati’s Shortlines & Streamliners
  • Pat Sweeney – SoCal Surfliner

2 Railfan Magazines to Merge in 2015

October 31, 2014


Two longtime railfan magazines plan to merge in early 2015. White River Productions announced this week that Railfan & Railroad will be combined with Railroads Illustrated with Steve Barry serving as editor of the combined publication.

The December issue of Railroads Illustrated will be its last. The editor of Railroads Illustrated, Cinthia Priest, will oversee an upcoming Railroads Illustrated Annual that is still in development.

White River acquired Railfan & Railroad earlier this year after Carstens Publications shut down.

White River also acquired Railroad Model Craftsman from Carstens and has named Stephen Priest as its editor.



White River Acquires Railfan & Railroad

August 31, 2014


Railfan & Railroad Magazine isn’t dead just yet. White River Productions, which publishes various railroad historical society magazines, announced that it has acquired R&R plus Railroad Model Craftsman from Carstens Publications.

Carstens, which had published the magazines for decades, went out of business on Aug. 22. The agreement to purchase Railfan & Railroad and Railroad Model Craftsman will become effective on Sept. 1.

R&R June cover

The June cover of the last issue of Railfan & Roadroad that was produced by Carstens Publications.

In a news release posted on its website, White River said staff assignments for Railfan and Railroad have yet to be determined.

Steve Barry had been the editor of the magazine at the time that Carstens suspended publication.

White River said it would finish production of the June issues of both magazines and mail them to subscribers.

Kevin EuDaly, president of White River, said that in order to get the cover dates current some issues might be combined. However, he said that subscribers will receive the number of issues still left on their subscription.

“If you have six issues left on your subscription, you will receive six issues,” he said.

The agreement with Carstens to purchase its assets, which was consummated on Aug. 28, also includes the acquisition of books division of Carstens. The agreement does not include another Carstens magazine, Flying Models.

“We are excited to welcome these two Carstens titles to our family of White River Productions publications,” EuDaly said. “These magazines are an important part of railroad publications and White River Productions looks forward to continuing their legacies.”

The mailing address for the magazines for subscriber, reader, and industry communication is the Bucklin, Mo., address for White River. (P.O. Box 48, Bucklin, MO 64631).

Advertisers should contact Mike Lindsay of White River Productions at 800-282-3291 or via email at,, or ads@ Mike will be managimanaging advertising for the new titles.

Railroad Model Craftsman magazine was founded in 1933 by Emanuele Stieri as The Model Craftsman, aimed at all areas of scale modeling. Ownership of the publishing company passed in 1934 to Charles Penn.

In 1949 the name of the publication was changed to Railroad Model Craftsman, with a focus on the scale model train hobby exclusively.

Hal Carstens joined the publishing firm in 1952 and purchased the company in 1963, renaming it Carstens Publications.

Railfan & Railroad in concept goes back to 1968 when future Railroad Model Craftsman editor Tony Koester along with Jim Boyd pitched the idea to Carstens for a “railfan’s” magazine. By 1971 Jim Boyd had joined Carstens to work on Flying Models, and in 1974 Railfan was born as a quarterly publication.

It went to six times a year in 1977, and monthly in 1987. In 1979 it was merged with the defunct Railroad magazine (which began in 1906 as Railroad Man’s Magazine), becoming Railfan & Railroad.

The late Jim Boyd was editor of Railfan & Railroad  from its inception until his retirement in 1998.

White River Productions was founed by EuDaly in 1992.  It produces 22 historical society magazines plus calendars, books, and other peripheral items such as membership brochures,

advertising rate cards, annual meet announcements, and ballots. The company also publishes Model Railroad News, Railroads Illustrated, Passenger Train Journal and The Railroad Press magazine.

The company began when EuDaly decided to write and publish the book Missouri Pacific Diesel

Power. He produced The Eagle for the Missouri Pacific Historical Society from 1993 to 1996 and picked up the editor’s reins again for the MPHS in 2010. In between, he has edited and produced numerous historical society publications. His wife, Nadean, manages day-to-day operations at White River.

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