Gazette Archive

Gazette Archive

The Mid-Continent Railway Gazette is the official member magazine of Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society. Its format and publishing frequency varied over the years, but its pages contain contemporary accounts of over 50 years of Mid-Continent’s own history as well as articles on historical railroads, restoration updates, and more.

In 2017, museum volunteers began an effort to digitize the museum’s Gazette collection and process it using optical character recognition (OCR) software to make the text of each issue easily searchable and freely available online. Only a small portion of the collection is currently digitized and available below. To volunteer to assist with this effort, contact Jeffrey Lentz at the Mid-Continent office.

Note: Issues released in the last three years and the expanded special issues are not made available online. Print copies of those issues can be purchased by contacting the museum office.

Update 1/5/2018: No more issues are being added at this time due to lack of available volunteers to perform the scanning and OCR conversions. Your help is needed to revitalize this project.


Search by Keyword

 

 

Enter the desired keyword(s) into the search box. Search results will appear showing a list of Gazette issues in which the word(s) appears. Click the search result to open an Adobe PDF file of the Gazette issue. After opening the Gazette file, press Ctrl-F (when using a Windows PC) to search for the keywords’ locations within the issue.

Search tips:

  1. The search engine only searches for exact phrasing. For example, “ten-wheeler,” will not show up in the results if “10-wheeler” is entered into the search box.
  2. Railroads are full of abbreviations, nick-names, historical names, etc. To find additional results on the Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific Railroad for example, try searching the railroad’s nickname “Milwaukee Road”, it’s reporting marks “MILW,” or its abbrevation “CMStP&P.”

Browse by Year

Year Issues
1960-1980 Not yet available online
1990 Vol 23 No 1, February 1990

Vol 23 No 2, May 1990

Vol 23 No 3, August 1990

Vol 23 No 4, November 1990

1991 Vol 24 No 1, March 1991

Vol 24 No 2, June 1991

Vol 24 No 3, September 1991

Vol 24 No 4, December 1991

1992 Vol 25 No 1, March 1992

Vol 25 No 2, June 1992

Vol 25 No 3, August 1992

Vol 25 No 4, October 1992

1993 Vol 26 No 1, January 1993

Vol 26 No 2, April 1993

Vol 26 No 3, June 1993

Vol 26 No 4, August 1993

Vol 26 No 5, November 1993

1994 Vol 27 No 1, February 1994

Vol 27 No 2, April 1994

Vol 27 No 3, July 1994

Vol 27 No 4, September 1994

Vol 27 No 5, November 1994

1995 Vol 28 No 1, March 1995

Vol 28 No 2, May 1995

1996 Vol 29 No 1, June 1996

Vol 29 No 2, October 1996

1997 Vol 30 No 1, January 1997

Vol 30 No 2, June 1997

Vol 30 No 3, December 1997

1998 Vol 31 No 1, May 1998

Vol 31 No 2, August 1998

1999 Vol 32 No 1, March 1999

Vol 32 No 2, May 1999

2000 – 2014 Not yet available online
2015-2018 Recent issues are not available for free. Join us as a member to begin receiving new issues or contact the museum office to buy a copy.