Kevin Burkholder, Editor

Kevin Burkholder has been a long-time freelance photojournalist in the transportation industry and has edited several publications during the past 25 years.  Kevin was destined to be a railroad photographer after growing up on - Railroad Street -  in Myerstown, PA, just a few short blocks from the Reading Railroad and later Conrail.  Having taken his first photos at the age of 6 with a little 110 camera of the changeover from Reading to Conrail, the stage was set for a lengthy tenure in photography.  Kevin has continued to document North American railroading, having visited 49 of 50 states and every province of Canada to document railroad history and news.

Kevin worked for Railpace Newsmagazine as the Keystoner Columnist from 1991-1997, before heading out to launch the first Eastern Railroad News Online Magazine in 1997.  Simultaneous with the Railpace gig, Kevin also edited the Conrail Technical & Historical Society monthly magazine.  From 1997 through 2003, Kevin continued editing and producing Eastern Railroad News Online Magazine until turning the subscriber base over to  From 2003 to 2012, Kevin continued to provide freelance photojournalism to all of the major railroad print media and became a regular news contributor for TRAINS Magazine.  Having covered the extensive flooding that Vermont endured during Hurricane and Irene, along with many other New England 'happenings', Kevin's news became an almost-weekly addition to both TRAINS Magazine and Railfan & Railroad.

He has progressed in professional photography from 1976 to present with contributions, photos and news features in the following magazines: Trains, Railfan & Railroad, Railpace, CTC Board - Railroads Illustrated, Pacific Rail News (now retired...), Diesel Era and others. Commerical photography clients include: Global Partners, LP; LB Foster Co.; Steel Dynamics, Inc.; RailAmerica; Canadian Pacific Railway; Vermont Rail System; Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway; Conrail; Canadian National Railway; State of Vermont and many others.

Kevin and wife Tonya enjoy a blended family of 7 children (4 boys/3 girls ranging from age 16-20 months), 2 cats and a dog (ALMOST a dog...), with interest in traveling and family activities.  Kevin also is active in Commercial Photography, Model Railroading, Kayaking, Hiking, and Camping.


4 Responses to Kevin Burkholder, Editor

  1. Rick Farnsler Reply

    May 8, 2012 at 11:19

    I don’t know if you remember me or not, I’m a police officer in PA and live in Palmyra. I met you a few times when Jim (?) was hooping orders in the Palmyra area on the Harrisburg Line. It’s good to see you are getting the website up and running again. If you ever get into the area look me up.

  2. David Wheeler Reply

    July 19, 2012 at 21:53

    I would subscribe if you got rid of the pastel green text and the disappear-on-rollover on the item selection.

    I am old: my glasses make things clearer IF they are bright enough to see.

    • admin Reply

      July 19, 2012 at 23:38

      David – apologies on what appears to be pastel green font? Where are you talking about, as the articles and main page are done in deep dark green font, while the menu bar is in dark green, white text and grey rollover coloring. Let me know where the issues are so we can rectify. May I ask which browser you are using? Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, etc.?

  3. Fred M Pohl Reply

    August 11, 2012 at 10:17

    Kevin ever been to Frankford Junction in Philly ? its my old stomping grounds

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