Railroad Explorer is a publication dedicated to the exploration of all aspects of prototype railroading exclusively in the eastern U.S. and eastern Canada. Our coverage area stretches from Maine to Florida and west to Michigan. We cover all states in the Eastern Time Zone. Railroad Explorer is printed three times per year, with Winter, Spring/Summer and Fall editions.You will not find basic roster shots or page after page of boring, outdated news in the pages of Railroad Explorer. What you will find is a focus on dramatic photography, with spectacular color images of railroading past and present. Each issue is jam packed with over 50 high quality, 100% color images. In addition, you will see interesting feature articles by some of today's best railroad photographers.
The magazine is printed with the highest standards of quality in mind. Our paper stock is the finest in the industry, with heavy book-like glossy covers. Photo reproduction is from high-resolution digital files or original slides only with crisp, vibrant color true to the original. Railroad Explorer costs more, but our quality is simply unsurpassed, and with zero advertising, you get more for your dollar. Simply put, Railroad Explorer is a great value.
Railroad Explorer is always looking for contributions from photographers young and old. Without the talents of our many loyal contributors, the magazine would not be the success that it has become. If you'd like to be a part of the Railroad Explorer experience, please send us a sample of your work.
We currently publish color slides and high-resolution digital images. Images can be of any rail-related subject in the eastern US or eastern Canada in any era. The criteria for being published in Railroad Explorer are best illustrated by viewing the images in the magazine. Photos should have some form of dramatic element(s). Color, lighting, composition and subject matter are key components that will be considered when judging a potential Railroad Explorer photograph.
Despite the title of the magazine, photos do not need to be taken out in the middle of the woods. They need not be framed by a tree or set against a mountain backdrop. While these types of scenic images will often appear in Railroad Explorer, these are not necessary components. Photos taken in weather conditions common in the East such as snow, rain, fog and ordinary overcast are encouraged. Ordinary "roster" images will not be considered for publication.
Photo essays consisting of several photos with a brief text are most suitable to the Railroad Explorer format. Major feature articles are also welcome.
For digital images, please forward saved .tiff or JPEG images on a CD or DVD, or email them to email@example.com.
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