The Journal:

The Society publishes a quarterly newsletter named “Journal of the Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge Society.” The Journal is usually 8 or 12 pages in size; on occasion it has been 16 pages. Some issues include color illustrations.

In our publication we discuss the history of the narrow gauge lines focusing on many topics such as the people, dates, places and equipment. Also discussed are current restoration projects of SPng equipment and modeling the railroads in all scales. The Journal also includes many historical photographs that have never been published in the past.

The submission of articles and photographs as well as ideas for stories is encouraged from members of the Society.

Recent topics of articles in the Journal have been:

  • Sale of box car bodies and surviving box cars in the Owens Valley
  • Hawthorne, Nevada, paroramic views in 1889
  • Place names along the former Carson & Colorado
  • Passenger Cars (including SP drawn floor plans)
  • Current car and locomotive restoration projects
  • Hawthorne, Nevada
  • Collis P. Huntington's ride over the Carson & Colorado
  • SP's San Bernardino & Redlands narrow gauge

Back issues of the Journal and its predecessor names are available. Depending on the specific issue the back issues are either high-quality reproductions or part of the original printing. These are available from the Society's office.

Click here for a PDF index to the early issues (#1 through #32).

Index to the issues #33 to the current day is available here.

An order form is located here.

Please Note: You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to view our application.

Other Publications:

The Society is in the planning stages of other publications focusing on the railroads of our interest. Announcements will be made when they become available.

If you have an idea for a possible publication, please contact the Society’s office. We will consider it.

Contact Us

For more information please contact the Society through either of the following means:

Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge Historical Society, Inc.,

P.O. Box 1236
Sun Valley CA. 91353-1236

E-Mail: Contact Form