White River Productions

White River Productions is an independent publishing company that specializes in books and magazines targeted to railroad enthusiasts and historians. Kevin EuDaly founded the company in 1992 to published the book Missouri Pacific Diesel Power, which he also authored. Several other titles followed, and the company became his full-time venture beginning in 1996. The company expanded when it took on publishing newsletters and managing membership databases for several railroad historical societies.[1] The company is headquartered in Bucklin, Missouri.

White River Productions
StatusActive
Founded1992
FounderKevin EuDaly
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationBucklin, Missouri
Publication typesBooks, magazines
Nonfiction topicsRailfanning, rail transport, Rail transport modeling,
Official websitewww.whiteriverproductions.com

Magazine Titles

Railroad Model Craftsman

Established in 1933, Railroad Model Craftsman was published by Penn Publications until purchased by Hal Carstens and Carstens Publications in the 1960s. White River Productions acquired RMC from Carstens Publications in September 2014. This monthly magazine focuses on projects and research for active scale model railroad enthusiasts. Stephen Priest was named editor starting with the January 2015 edition, succeeded by Otto Vondrak in May 2019.

Railfan & Railroad

Railfan & Railroad was the first title established in-house by Carstens Publications in 1974. Originally scheduled as a quarterly, frequency increased to bi-monthly in 1977 and monthly in 1987. White River Productions acquired Railfan & Railroad magazine from Carstens Publications in September 2014. Produced monthly, the magazine covers railroad topics throughout North America, including freight and passenger lines. Heritage railways, preservation, and historical topics are featured as well. Steve Barry is the editor.

Model Railroad News

Launched in 1995, Model Railroad News is a monthly publication dedicated to the latest model railroad new product announcements, product reviews, and industry news. The magazine temporarily ceased publication in October 2011. White River Productions acquired the title and resumed publication with the March 2012 issue. The magazine is edited by Tony Cook.

Passenger Train Journal

The original Passenger Train Journal was founded in 1968 as a quarterly publication, increasing to monthly frequency in 1979. Acquired by Interurban Press in 1987, it was later sold to Pentrex in 1993. Publication ended in 1999. White River Productions resurrected Passenger Train Journal in 2006, with Mike Schafer as editor. The magazine is produced quarterly, and focuses on passenger train and rail transit development past and present in North America.

Trains & Railroads of The Past

White River Productions acquired The Railroad Press from the publishing company of the same name during the summer of 2014. Founded in 1989 as The Railroad Photographer, it later morphed into The Railroad Press. The quarterly publication was renamed Trains & Railroads of The Past, with a focus on the late postwar era in North American railroading between 1960 and 1980. Jaime Serensits is the editor.

HO Collector Magazine

The first new title launched in-house by WRP, HO Collector is a new quarterly magazine dedicated to the history of HO scale 1:87 model trains. Not only will feature content trace the lineage of popular and obscure models, but will also focus on collecting, repairing, and operating vintage model trains. The magazine debuts with the Spring 2017 issue. Tony Cook is the editor, with Tony Lucio as associate editor.

Railroads Illustrated

Dating back to a mimeographed leaflet first distributed in 1970 as CTC Board, the publication later transferred to a more traditional magazine format. White River Productions acquired CTC Board: Railroads Illustrated from Hundman Publishing following the production of the May 2006 issue. A new editorial focus was chosen for the magazine, and it was renamed Railroads Illustrated with the first edition dated February 2007. Cinthia Priest has been editor of the magazine during its entire run. The final monthly edition of Railroads Illustrated was published in December 2014, with news and some feature content consolidated into an expanded Railfan & Railroad magazine. Future editions of Railroads Illustrated will be released on an annual special edition basis. Steve Jessup was named editor in 2019.

On30 Annual

White River Productions acquired the On30 Annual from Carstens Publications in September 2014. This annual publication is dedicated to narrow gauge model railroading in O scale (1:48), as well as product news and reviews. The annual is edited by Chris Lane.

HOn3 Annual

White River Productions acquired the HOn3 Annual from Carstens Publications in September 2014. Using the same successful formula as the On30 Annual, the HOn3 Annual features narrow gauge model railroading in HO scale (1:87) exclusively. Chris Lane is the editor.

Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette

Published continuously since 1975 by Benchmark Publications, the Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette caters to active model railroaders with an interest in building models of narrow gauge railways and equipment. The magazine was sold to WRP in 2017, with Bob Brown remaining as editor. The magazine is published six times a year.[2]

O Scale Trains

Founded by Joe Giannovario in 2002, O Scale Trains Magazine was one of the first magazines dedicated to the two-rail O scale modeling community. Upon Giannovario's passing in June 2013, his wife Jaini continued publication until the title was sold to WRP in 2018. The magazine is published six times a year with Martin Brechbiel as editor.[3]

Other publishing

White River publishes books[4] that focus on fine railroad photography, with a particular focus on postwar railroad history. The company also produces magazines for a number of railroad historical societies.

References

  1. "About Us". White River Productions. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  2. "O Scale Trains Magazine joins the WRP Family". Retrieved 2019-11-19.
  3. "Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette joins WRP Family". Retrieved 2019-11-19.
  4. "White River Productions: Railroading Books". Retrieved 2019-11-19.
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