RMC and Railfan and Railroad have been saved! White River Productions, publisher of several railroad related products in North America serving historical societies, modellers and Railfans, has purchased RMC, Railfan and Railroad from Carstens Publications, and has also purchased another publication, The Railroad Press. Flying Models magazine, another Carstens publication, was not included in the deal. Staff assignments for the two publications have not yet been determined. Included in the agreement is Carsten's book division.
Founded in 1992 by Kevin EuDaly, White River Productions produces 22 historical society magazines, calendars, books, membership brochures, advertising rate cards, annual meet announcements and ballots. The company also publishes Model Railroad News, Railroads Illustrated, and Passenger Train Journal. The company began when Kevin EuDaly published the book Missouri Pacific Diesel Power. He produced The Eagle for the Missouri Pacific Historical Society from 1993 to 1996 and picked up the editor’s reins again for the MPHS in 2010. He has edited and produced numerous historical society publications. His wife, Nadean, manages day-to-day operations at White River Productions.
"We are excited to welcome The Railroad Press and these two Carstens titles to our family of White River Productions publications,” said Kevin EuDaly. "These magazines are important railroad publications and White River Productions looks forward to continuing their legacies.”
Existing subscriptions are to be honored and fulfilled by the new ownership. Fulfillment will be based on the number of remaining issues in existing subscriptions. Due to the need to get the magazines’ cover dates current, a combined issue scenario will likely be employed, but the number of issues owed to each subscriber will be adjusted accordingly.
"If you have six issues left on your subscription, you will receive six issues,” EuDaly said. The magazines’ new mailing address for all subscriber, reader, and industry communication is White River Productions, PO Box 48, Bucklin, MO 64631.
Advertisers should contact Mike Lindsay of White River Productions at 800-282-3291 or via email at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com. Mike will be managing advertising for the new titles.
The Railroad Press magazine was founded by Gregory Monroe in 1989. The most recent issue was Issue 102 (Jul-Aug-Sep 2014). Issue 103 (Oct-Nov-Dec 2014) will come out under the White River Productions flag, but will still be produced by long-time editor Jaime Serensits. Serensits will continue to serve as editor for White River Productions.