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.
- 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.
- 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
|1960-1980||Not yet available online|
|1990||Vol 23 No 1, February 1990|
|1991||Vol 24 No 1, March 1991|
|1992||Vol 25 No 1, March 1992|
|1993||Vol 26 No 1, January 1993|
|1994||Vol 27 No 1, February 1994|
|1995||Vol 28 No 1, March 1995|
|1996||Vol 29 No 1, June 1996|
|1997||Vol 30 No 1, January 1997|
|1998||Vol 31 No 1, May 1998|
|1999||Vol 32 No 1, March 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.|