The CRC published an illustrated quarterly magazine, the “Continental Railway Journal” for over 50 years until it merged with Locomotives International in 2013. It was edited by Lance King, with help from a number of sub-editors, and regularly reported on at least 30 countries. As well as being the longest running magazine of its type (it was published without a break from 1962 until 2013) the back issues provide a valuable reference source for foreign railway developments over the last 50 years.
From 1962 until 1969 it was published in duplicated form with little illustration. Very few copies of the duplicated original series in reasonable condition are available. However, copies of each of the 14 issues have been scanned and are gradually being made available for download. Use the following links to access them -
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In 1969 it became a professionally printed glossy magazine which remained basically unchanged for its 147 issues. Back numbers are available from Mrs.Audrey Peattie, 29 Watford Field Road, Watford, Herts WD18 0BH, (Email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Most issues are available at £1 each. UK postage 50p per copy, overseas £1 per copy. Minimum order £5 UK, £10 abroad. Paypal is available if required - contact Audrey Peattie for details if you wish to pay this way.
To assist in identifying journals of interest, indexes to the various issues are listed below. Thanks are due to a number of members who have produced them over the years and in particular to Leonardo Micheletti who has helped to fill some large gaps in our records - note there is some overlap and duplication of indexes.
ISSUES 1-14 ISSUES 15-26 ISSUES 24-62 ISSUES 63-94 ISSUES 63-74
ISSUES 75-86 ISSUES 95-98 ISSUES 99-110 ISSUES 111-122 ISSUES 123-134
ISSUES 135-146 ISSUES 147-158 ISSUES 159-170 ISSUES 171-173