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The Prospector

Among the RGM&HS publications we publishes The Prospector, our professionally produced and beautifully illustrated quarterly magazine featuring the finest work of historians and other experts on all aspects of Rio Grande Railroad.  We make available individual issues and volume sets of the magazine for purchase from our website—from the current issue to back issues of The Prospector over the past 20 years back to Volume 1 which was first published in 2002.

Bundle sets of The Prospector from Volume 1 through Volume 20 are available for purchase from our website and will vary by volume between prints or combinations of prints and CD (for out-of-print issues) per volume set.  Pricing varies per set based on availability and good while supplies last.

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Dealers & Museums Who Carry The Prospector

  • Railroad Hobbies - 119 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA 95678
  • Just Trains - 5650-H Imhoff Drive, Concord, CA 94520
  • The Original Whistle Stop - 2490 E. Colorado Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91107
  • Colorado Railroad Museum - 17155 West 44th Avenue, Golden, CO 80403
  • Rocky Mountain Train Supply (formerly N-Scale Supply) 6060A W. 55th Ave. Arvada, CO 80002
  • Caboose Stop Hobbies - 301 Main Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
  • Des Plaines Hobbies - 1468 Lee Street, Des Plaines, IL 60018
  • Fred's Train Shop - 9322 W. 87th St, Overland Park, KS 66212 info@fredstrainshop.com
  • Rimrock Hobbies (formerly) Jim's Junction - 811B 16th Street W, Billings, MT 59102
  • Hobby Stop - 934 N. State #101, Orem, UT 84057
  • The Train Shoppe - 1100 W. 7800 S. #29NW West Jordan, UT 84088
  • Carrying the Prospector

    We would like to extend an invitation to you to consider carrying our publication in your location.  Our publication offers valuable source of information and entertainment to your customers and adds value to your business.  By offering our publication, you will differentiate your business from  your competitors and provide your customer with an engaging and informative reading experience.,  Our teams is committed to providing exceptional services and support to ensure your experience carrying out publication is successful.  Additionally , we offer competitive pricing and incentives to make carrying our publication an easy and profitable decision for your business.  We invite you contact us to learn more about carrying our publication in your location and how we can work together to grow your business.

    Send an E-Mail to: promotions@rgmhs.org

    Green Light


    The Green Light is the society's electronic newsletter named after the D&RGW employee newsletter is delivered eight times a year via e-mail and is intended to provide information not included in the regular issues of The Prospector magazine.  In each issue of the Green Light, we cover Society news, highlighting current operations over former Rio Grande territory, and preservation initiatives geared to educate interested Individuals in the rich history of the railroad.  We promote our society functions, social gatherings, annual convention, and photo and data archiving.  We also promote Rio Grande related products like books, calendars, and model railroad announcements.



    The Rio Grande T-12 Locomotive and the Return of the 168 by Jerry Day

    The Rio Grande’s T-12 Locomotives and the Return of the 168 covers the operational history of each of the Rio Grande’s twelve 4-6-0, T-12 passenger locomotives, placed in service in 1883 and 1884 on their narrow gauge routes. The book specifically covers the restoration and return to service of No. 168 by the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.

    The 71 page book includes historic photographs and many images covering the restoration to operation. There is a two-page color foldout that shows the engine ‘backhead’.


    Authors Needed!

    If you are interested in becoming a writer for The Prospector, go to our guidelines for more article submission information or send an email to Editor@rgmhs.org.

    Help Our Authors!

    Our authors do not necessarily have all the information, photographs, drawings, or other materials that you may have. periodically we will put out a call board asking if others might have additional information, please contact the Editor and he will get you in contact with the appropriate author.

    Advertising in our Publications

    We would like to invite your to consider advertising in our publications.  Our publications offers a unique opportunity for you to reach a diverse audience and showcase your products and services. By advertising with us, you gain exposure to a loyal readership bases that values quality content and engaging advertising.  In addition, we are pleased to offer you or rate card for download, which contains all the information you need to make an informed decision about advertising with us.  Our teams is committed to providing excellent services and support to ensure your advertising campaign is successful.  We look forward to partnering with you.

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