Shoreliner Magazine - How many in total?

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Shoreliner Magazine - How many in total?

Run 8
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Joined: 11 Dec 2013, 02:11

24 Nov 2017, 23:03 #1

I'm thinking about trying to build a set, (which may turn out to be a pipe dream).  I only have a bunch of miscellaneous copies and enjoy them very much.

How many issues have been published up until the present day, are there any blank spaces (skipped issues) during that time, and when were the first printed? 
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jkasey
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Joined: 06 Jul 2017, 14:31

25 Nov 2017, 00:20 #2

VOLUME ISSUE(S) YEAR ISSUED NOTES
1 1-4 1970
2 1-4 1971
3 1-4 1972
4* 1-4 1973 *Volume 4 -Issue 1 is mislabeled Volume 5-Issue 1
5** 1, 2, 4 1974
6*** 1-4 1975 **No Issue #3; substituted with Along The Line, July 1924
7 1-4 1976 Assignment of Work Equipment & Cabooses
8 1-4 1977
9 1-4 1978 ***Volume 6-Issue 2 included the following pamphlets:
10 1-4 1979 Timetable:New York to Boston Through Trains, Novenber 1913
11 1-4 1980 Timetables: Boston, Woonsocket, Hartford & Waterbury, 9/25/1932
12 1-4 1981 The Electric Lines of the NY, NH & H RR, 1910
13 1-4 1982
14 1-4 1983
15 1-4 1984
16 1-4 1985
17 1-4 1986
18 1-4 1987
19 1-4 1988
20 1-4 1989
21 1-4 1990
22 1-4 1991
23 1-4 1992
24 1-4 1993
25 1-4 1994
26 1-4 1995
27 1-4 1996
28**** 1-4 1997 ****Last dated volume
29 1-4
30 1-4
31 1-4
32 1-4
33 1-4
34 1-4
35 1-4
36 1-4
37 1-4 2015
38 1-4 2016
Plus there are three additional issues for VOL 39 to date. Enjoy collecting!
John
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Run 8
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Joined: 11 Dec 2013, 02:11

25 Nov 2017, 01:32 #3

Thank you, Mr. Kasey.  Hopefully some can be found at a reasonable price.
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rsullivan
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Joined: 14 Dec 2016, 20:36

25 Nov 2017, 05:15 #4

Shortly after joining the NHRHTA in December of 1992, I bought all the Shoreliner back issues available through the NHRHTA to fill in the thre copies I had picked up at a hobby store (I don't remember which one) in Waterbury while passing through on the way to Fort Knox back in 1991. Since then I have bought a couple of the ones I didn't have from eBay. I'm fortunate to have complete sets from volume 17 on (just bought vol. 19., iss. 4 today), and volumes 12 through 16, iss 2 on except vol. 16., issue 2. 
I haven't located volumes 1 through 6, but have volumes 7(4), 8(1 & 2), 9(3 & 4), 10(1), and 11(4). Finding them is hit-and-miss in online searches, and anyone trying to fill in or acquire the complete Shoreliner volume set is in for a long search. I recommend anyone just starting to buy all you can of the back issues available from the NHRHTA, because they don't last long. The NHRHTA's Shoreliner back issues page currently says "SALE!!!  Shoreliners® Volume 18 Issue 1 through Volume 28 Issue 4 are on sale for $3.00 each!  Now is an excellent time to complete your Shoreliner® collection!"
While Mr. Run 8 and myself might be trying to fulfill pipe dreams, I want to pose the following question. Would it be economically feasible for the NHRHTA to reprint the early Shoreliner volumes' issues with the existing publisher with the top labeled "Reprinted Edtion - Year of Reprinting." This would be Shoreliner volumes 1 through 17 which are currently out of print according to the NHRHTA's Shoreliner back issues sales page. This would be at the current price of $10 each for issue (since that is the cover price for current issues and it would be about the same expense). I don't know what should or could be done regarding the volume 5, issue 3 being a substituted issue of Along The Line, July 1924. I personally would commit to buying the ones I need from the NHRHTA if such a project is both feasible economically and technically. Food for both thought and discussion (maybe).
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr.  member #3967
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bogman102
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Joined: 10 Oct 2007, 09:40

25 Nov 2017, 14:12 #5

Let me, hopefully, add some clarification to the confusion to those collecting the entire collection of Shoreliners!
Originally called "The Bulletin" #1 (January 1961) thru #36 (November 1970) the Bulletin then changed from numbers to volumes. Starting with Volume 2 in January 1971 with four issues. Volume 3 (1972) also had four issues.
Volume 4 (1973) only had 3 issues when The Bulletin changed to The Shoreliner starting with Volume 4 in the fall of 1973. Volume 5 (1974) only had 3 issues; Summer 1974 5-3 was never issued.
The most confusing part of all this is that there were 3 Bulletins (Vol 4 #1-3) and 1 Shoreliner (Vol 4 #4) in 1974.
Volume 6 thru current (Volume 39) there are four issues per year.  Jim Warner #3351
Last edited by bogman102 on 25 Nov 2017, 15:19, edited 1 time in total.
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Run 8
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25 Nov 2017, 14:19 #6

bogman102 wrote: Let me, hopefully, add some clarification to the confusion to those collecting the entire collection of Shoreliners!
Originally called "The Bulletin" #1 (January 1961) thru #36 (November 1970) the Bulletin then changed from numbers to volumes. Starting with Volume 2 in January 1971 with four issues. Volume 3 (1972) also had four issues.
Volume 4 (1973) only had 3 issues when The Bulletin changed to The Shoreliner starting with Volume 4 in the fall of 1973. Volume 5 (1974) only had 3 issues; Summer 1974 5-3 was never issued.
The most confusing part of all this is that there were 3 Bulletins (Vol 4 #1-3) and 1 Shoreliner (Vol 4 #4) in 1974.
Volume 6 thru current (Volume 39) there are four issues per year.

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Thanks, bogman.  It'll take me two weeks to get that straight.  Maybe I should find a simpler hobby. lol.
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bogman102
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Joined: 10 Oct 2007, 09:40

25 Nov 2017, 15:16 #7

Rest assured It took me a while to try and get it straight also.
Another twist is that aside from the earlier Bulletins they were resurrected  in 1997 thru 2009 with issues
#1 - #31.
Also don't forget the Newsletters from 1974 thru 1997 Volume #25. Four to eight issues per year and Volume 16 was never produced. Volume #24 1996 there was only one issue for the year.  Hope you all aren't too blindsided by all this! I have tried to keep this all current and am always open to hear of any omissions or corrections!   Jim Warner #3351
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Run 8
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Joined: 11 Dec 2013, 02:11

25 Nov 2017, 16:58 #8

bogman102 wrote: Rest assured It took me a while to try and get it straight also.
Another twist is that aside from the earlier Bulletins they were resurrected  in 1997 thru 2009 with issues
#1 - #31.
Also don't forget the Newsletters from 1974 thru 1997 Volume #25. Four to eight issues per year and Volume 16 was never produced. Volume #24 1996 there was only one issue for the year.  Hope you all aren't too blindsided by all this! I have tried to keep this all current and am always open to hear of any omissions or corrections!   Jim Warner #3351
*groan* There was a publication called the "Bulletin" in addition to/in place of the familiar Shoreliner magazine?  And a "Newsletter"?   I am not at all familiar with them.

The Shoreliner Magazine publication itself - have you a concise list of the volume and issue #'s produced  - month and year, just so I'll know what to be looking for under that banner ?   Perhaps I should stick with that, at least at first.

Thx.
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rsullivan
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Joined: 14 Dec 2016, 20:36

25 Nov 2017, 17:11 #9

Thanks Mr. Warner for the additional information on the original name, the numbering system, the changes in the numbering system and name to Shoreliner, and the subsequent Bulletins and Newsletters. I would still like to see the reprinting of at least Volume 2 of the Bulletin in January 1971 on through Shoreliner volume 17 as I suggested above. It would also be nice if the original Bulletin #1 of January 1961 through Bulletin #36 of November 1970 (which I guess has four issues corresponding to the chart of Shoreliners Mr. Kasey provided above) could also be obtained and reprinted. I have every piece of paper that came with the Shoreliner and Newsletters since I joined in 1992, and now I can sort them into a logical filing system based on your information. 
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr.  member #3967
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rsullivan
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25 Nov 2017, 17:40 #10

Mr. Run 8. The Newsletters usually had a green emblems and title. There was also an Addendum published one year that seemed like a preview for The SpeedWitch. I'd like to give you more info on that Addendum, but I didn't label the notebook I filed them all in. So, I haven't found it after looking through the 39 shelves, two cabinets, 20 feet of shelf / cabinet tops, and the about 16 stacks of folders, books and notebooks in my library floor. I have to start labeling and organizing the room. (At least that are the instructions from the first sergeant!) The only things organized are my Shoreliners, The SpeedWitchs, and NHRHTA Calendars in volume labeled pullout boxes. Plus, I have four shelves in the upstairs hallway, and I have no clue how many stacks of model railroad, traction, subway magazines and journals in the basement. Someday I will have all my NHRHTA publications and papers, all the other magazines and journals, and books where I can easily find a research anything in my possession (pipedreams?). 
I'm using the chart that Mr. Kasey provided as a starting point, with the additional explanational notes from Mr. Warner as my reference guide. I think it is doable.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr.  member #3967
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