Extra Board

Welcome to Railroads Illustrated Annual’s Extra Board! Extra Board welcomes your submissions. We’re looking for about 1500 words accompanied by two or three photos. Each photo should be no smaller than 14 inches (or 1024 pixels) across at 72 dpi (no verticals, please). Brief caption information must accompany each photo. Please send your inquiries to the Webmaster for consideration.

Get on Board: Seasonal Day in North America 2021

August 30, 2020

Get on Board: Seasonal Day in North America 2021

Railroads Illustrated is happy to announce its second Seasonal Day in North America for the 2021 annual edition. Once again, you’ll have four opportunities to photograph your favorite railroads anywhere in North America.

Colorful Train Consists No. 1

June 8, 2020

Colorful Train Consists No. 1

Back in the day, readers enjoyed many years of reporting and contributing interesting motive power consists each month. Railroads Illustrated is bringing back the excitement with Colorful Train Consists.

The Little Guys Who Could: Small Railroads

June 8, 2020

The Little Guys Who Could: Small Railroads

Class One railfanning has suddenly become non-existent in some areas. My camera has just about died of loneliness. So it’s time to shine the light on the “little guys.”

White River Productions acquires Railpace Newsmagazine

January 28, 2020

White River Productions acquires Railpace Newsmagazine

White River Productions has added Railpace Newsmagazine to the company’s family of publications. The agreement between Railpace, Inc., and WRP was completed Monday, January 20, 2020.

Four-Season Day in North America for Railroads Illustrated Annual 2020

May 5, 2019

Four-Season Day in North America for Railroads Illustrated Annual 2020

Railroads Illustrated Annual 2020 presents four Day in North America events to represent all four seasons.

WRP announces Steve Jessup next editor of Railroads Illustrated Annual

February 21, 2019

WRP announces Steve Jessup next editor of Railroads Illustrated Annual

WRP is pleased to announce that Steve Jessup, current editor of several historical society publications, including North Western Lines, L&N Magazine, and C&EI Flyer, has been appointed as editor for the Annual.

Photos Wanted: Union Pacific 4014 “Big Boy” Debut

February 18, 2019

Photos Wanted: Union Pacific 4014 “Big Boy” Debut

Share your best photos of Union Pacific “Big Boy” 4014 as she makes her way from Cheyenne to Utah to take part in the Golden Spike 150th Anniversary this summer!

DINA – Day in North America 2019

February 5, 2019

DINA – Day in North America 2019

Railroads Illustrated Annual’s Day in North America will be Saturday, March 9, 2019. This is your opportunity to help document a day of railroading from coast to coast!

Cajon Pass — For Better or Worse

November 7, 2018

Cajon Pass — For Better or Worse

Cajon Pass and its four main lines have been tweaked to accommodate more trains than ever before. But is it really as active as it once was?

Day in North America 2018

April 3, 2018

Day in North America 2018

The next Day in North America (DINA) will be April 7, 2018! Help us document a typical day of railroading from coast to cast, rain or shine. The deadline for DINA 2018 submissions is May 5, 2018.