Ties Magazine

About Ties Magazine

TIES magazine is the journal of the Southern Railway Historical Association and is the namesake of the Southern Railway company magazine. It uses the title and cover color and format of the original; permission for the use of the above plus both Southern's old "Arrow" emblem and the newer circular emblem were granted to SRHA by the Norfolk Southern Corporation. SRHA is proud that the name, TIES, was given to the SRHA by NS to guarantee that it would live to help preserve the memory of the Southern Railway for future generations of historians and fans.

TIES contains stories, articles, plans, photographs and other items of historical significance to the Southern Railway. There is a talented and very knowledgeable group of editors who specialize in many areas of interest, and an equally fine group of contributors writing about stations, passenger trains, diesel locomotives, steam locomotives, operations, modeling, and Southern people at work.

Several of the south's finest rail photographers have made their work available to TIES.

Much material from the SRHA archives (which include the President's files from 1894 to 1982, plus most of the files from the President of the Central of Georgia) has appeared in the magazine, and the surface has barely been scratched; many plans and diagrams of signals, structures and rolling equipment details have appeared.

Recent Issues

Ties Magazine, Fourth Quarter 2023, Volume 37, No. 4

Ties Magazine, Fourth Quarter 2023, Volume 37, No. 4

Contents

Murphy Branch Memories - Canton
Jim King
1904 Military Maneuvers at Manassas
Bill Schafer
A Convention Teaser - Lexington, KY
Staff
Obit - Joseph Allan Rice, H. Roger Grant, Timothy Patrick Torrez
Staff
From the Archives: Mr. Baldwin’s Depot Colors
Staff

Ties Magazine, Third Quarter 2023, Volume 37, No. 3

Ties Magazine, Third Quarter 2023, Volume 37, No. 3

Contents

Q: 4501 in Wisconsin? A: Yes - Fifty Years Ago!
Donald Purdie
4501's Historic Helper - C&NW 4311 GP7
Chris Burger
Tales of the Washington Division: Weyburn, Service Station for Steam
E. R. Conner, III
Sidebar: In Their Own Words - L. H. Strickland, W. E. Norris, H. Strosnider, E. Haney
E. R. Conner, III
Sidebar: From the Archives - Why Weyburn? Tidbits from the Presidents' Files
Staff
Riding the Carolina Special in 1956 - A Ten Year Old's Solo Pullman Trip to Cincinnati
Barkley Hendrix

Ties Magazine, Second Quarter 2023, Volume 37, No. 2

Ties Magazine, Second Quarter 2023, Volume 37, No. 2

Contents

From the Archives: Extinguishing the Headlight's Flame - SOU's Reluctant Transition
Mark Brainard
Art Imitating Art - Elaborate Locomotives on Canvas
Ron Flanary
"Dolly" the Locomotive vs. "Dolly" the Train
Ron Flanary
Tales of the Washington District: 1965 Excursion to Strasburg, behind GP30 No. 2594
E. R. Conner, III
A Touch of N&W in "Mr. Southern" - Frank Ardrey's short career on the N&W
C. K. Marsh, Jr.
FEA on the N&W - A Few More Details
Carl Ardrey
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