Photo History of the Black 95th Engineers is a Kickstarter Campaign

This project was funded on February 14th, 2018 with 422% of our goal!  The books are Available Now for $20 ($10 each) postpaid!

You can find this Kickstarter campaign HERE. We hope you will help us get these books printed and distributed so that this story can be told. As of December 20th, 2017 this campaign has been designated as a “Project We Love” by Kickstarter (see below). This is quite an honor and means that the project is featured on their website. I am now transcribing my father’s letters and preparing the first volume, “Letters From the Alcan Highway by Captain Stuart V. Bradley” using excerpts of 150 letters he wrote my mother during 1942 and 1943 in British Columbia while the 95th was building the Alcan (Alaska) Highway.

95th Regiment Project We Love

Update: An excellent history of the Black 93rd Engineer Regiment, which built the part of the Alcan Highway in the Yukon Territory, has been written by Christine & Dennis McClure called “We Fought the Road” just published in October. I am enjoying the book very much. It can be found HERE at their website.

 

“Fully Equal to the Situation” is Available for Purchase Now

Update as of November 22, 2017

Railway Station Press is pleased to announce that we have published a book by Nicole M. Hayes about the history of Wellington, Ohio told through well researched stories of twelve women. The book is 138 pages and is 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches.

The book is available for $18 with free Media Mail shipping.  Checks can be made payable to “Railway Station Press”, P. O. Box 2327, Alexandria, VA 22301. See our “Items For Sale” page.

Wellington Final Cover

 

Railway Station Press Founders Club

Membership is limited to 50 people (currently 20 memberships are taken) and entitles you to the following benefits:

A First Edition of every book Railway Station Press publishes for the next five years, from 2017 through the end of 2021.  This First Edition will be the First Printing, limited to 50 copies and will be signed and numbered, and only available to Club members.  We expect to publish two or three books each year.  So this is an incredible deal.

A Quarterly Packet sent in January, April, July, and October of each year which will contain: 1. “The Publisher’s Report” giving you an update on the progress of our various book projects, and inside information about Railway Station Press, 2. extras such as letterpress printed cards, and small books done by others, and 3. limited edition pamphlets that are only available to Club members.

A Membership Certificate which has been letterpress printed by Chris Manson, Maeve, and myself, at Crooked Crow Press in Rockville, Maryland on a Vandercook press.  This 5 by 7 inch certificate will have your name and member number.  See below.

The cost for the 5 year membership is $100, paid by check to “Railway Station Press” and sent to Stuart Bradley at 105 East Glendale Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301. The cost of membership will go up to $150 as of January 1, 2018 if any memberships are still available at that time.  All memberships will be retroactive to the beginning of 2017.  Upon joining you will receive the Membership Certificate and the “First Edition, First Printing”, signed and numbered copy of The 1907 Autobiography of Henry Martin Bradley, our first book.

Railway Station Press is growing.  We are in the process of incorporating in the Commonwealth of Virginia, we will seek to Trademark our press logo, and we have a list of ten book projects that we will be working on.  We expect to publish books in the Fall and in the Winter.  But we need working capital up front to make this happen.  This is your opportunity to get in on the ground floor and help us do that!

Membership Card No 1

The Founders Club membership card is 5 by 7 inches and letterpress printed.

Autobiography is Now Available

Here is the cover of the Autobiography.  It is now available for sale on the Items for Sale page.  It is 5.5 by 8.5 inches and contains 114 pages.  Besides the Autobiography, it contains the Genealogies of 1898 and the 1927 update.  It also contains 21 pages of photographs, 14 of which are carte-de-visite photographs from a private album.

 

Cover 2nd Printing

 

 

 

Update on Publication of Autobiography of Henry Martin Bradley

The Autobiography is now an InDesign file with a layout of 50 pages containing 24 drawings by Maeve Bradley.  It is currently being proofread by Nancy Brooks.  It will be a 5.5 by 8.5 inch book with an additional 41 pages of scanned genealogical material.  I will experiment to see how some pages of photographs print when we order proof copies.  So the final book will be about 92 to 100 pages, a perfect bound paperback, with a color cover and an ISBN number.  It should be available in June and will be available for sale on this website.  Here are drafts of the title page and first page of the Autobiography:

Update on May 28th, 2017: Proof copies of the 110 page book have been ordered!

 

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New Railway Station Press Logo

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Here is our new Railway Station Press logo which will be used for the first time on the reprint of the Autobiography of Henry Martin Bradley.  The image is a woodcut by Chris Manson of Crooked Crow Press and the font is 48 pt. Herculanum from Photoshop.

Also, The Kickstarter project has been successfully funded at 175% of our original goal!

We have an illustrator, Maeve Sullivan Bradley, lined up and the book will be available by May of 2017.

Update: We now have an Editor for Railway Station Press!  Nancy Growald Brooks had a long and distinguished career as an editor for the Smithsonian American History Museum and is now retired.  I will assume the role of publisher.