May 2008 issue
|Editor||William C. Vantuono|
The magazine's original title was the Western Railroad Gazette, and was renamed the Railroad Gazette in 1870. In 1908, after purchasing its chief rival, the Railway Age (founded in 1876 in Chicago), it changed its title to Railroad Age Gazette, then a few years later, to Railway Age Gazette. In 1918 it shortened its name to the current title.
Railway Review (originally the Chicago Railway Review) was merged into Railway Age in 1927.
Publications that have been merged into Railway Age include American Rail-Road Journal, founded 1832, later named American Engineer & Railroad Journal, also Railway Mechanical Engineer and Railway Locomotives & Cars.
In 1992, Railway Age acquired a competing trade publication, Modern Railroads.
- Railway Track & Structures (RT&S) (founded 1904), and International Railway Journal (IRJ) (founded 1960); other rail publications of the Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation
- Regional Railroad of the Year, Short Line Railroad of the Year; awards given by the publication
- List of railroad-related periodicals
- 150 years of publishing, Railway Age, September 2006
- "Narrowing the field. (publishers of Railway Age buys Modern Railroads magazine) (Magazine Strategies)", Folio: the Magazine for Magazine Management, 1 March 1992