The Sentinel Magazine Current Issue


The 4th Quarter, 2019 edition of The Sentinel has been published. Again this quarter, we have included a number of interesting historical articles about America's favorite railroad - the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Please see page two of the following magazine link for an index of the topics included in this edition: Here is a low resolution copy of 6 pages from this issue.

Back issues of The Sentinel and its predecessor publications have been made available at The Company Store on CD/DVD in Volumes I thru III. Vol I contains issues from the years 1979 thru 1889. Vol II contains Sentinels of 1990 thru 1999. Vol III contains Sentinels from 2000 thru 2009. All issues are in in PDF format, generally in high resolution.

Back issues of The Sentinel provide a wealth of history on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The Society has been publishing The Sentinel since the 1980s. While many issues are now out of stock in hard copy format, the Company Store has all editions from the 1980s through 2009 available in PDF format for sale on CDs. Here is an index of the topics that have appeared in the past in our magazine and its predecessors. This index is updated within a few weeks of the issuance of the magazine, so please check back often. Please go to our Company Store to check and see what issues are still available. And while you are there, consider purchasing one or more of our CDs containing decades of outstanding reference and reading material.

The Sentinel is published quarterly by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Historical Society and is provided to all Society members in good standing as a part of their dues payment.

Electronic Edition of The Sentinel magazine (eSentinel)

For members who have chosen to receive their quarterly magazines electronically, or are evaluating this option, here is the link to the eSentinel area.

The Sentinel Magazine Delivery Options

Alternatives to receiving quarterly magazine, The Sentinel: Society members can choose to receive their quarterly magazine either as a hard copy through the mail (the default method), as a digital download through our web site, or for an additional fee, a member can receive both the hard copy and the digital download.

Members who wish to change method of delivery but do not want both hard copy and digital download: A member can change from hard copy to digital at any time. Just send an email Email membership the membership chair and indicate your desire to change. Make sure you give us a valid email address so you can be provided download instructions. You can revert back to receiving just the hard copy by notifying Membership.

Changing to dual media delivery - hard copy by mail as well as digital download at time of membership renewal: A member can choose to receive both the hard copy by mail as well as the digital copy for an additional fee of $10.00. This option is only available at time of membership renewal or within three months following membership renewal. This option will allow a member to digitally download four consecutive issues of The Sentinel as well as continue to receive the magazine in hard copy through the mail delivery system. These downloads must be able to be done within the term of the current membership. The next revision to the renewal form will provide for this option. In the meantime, members who wish to change to dual media delivery at time of membership renewal or within three months of membership renewal should use the Membership Payments and Cash Donations link in our Company Store and renew your membership at the same time as you choose the dual delivery option. To renew your membership, choose your category of membership in line items 10101 through 01015 and also check line item 01019. In your shopping cart, you will then see both your membership renewal and the additional fee for your dual delivery option. If you have recently renewed within the last three months, you should only check line item 01019 to add the dual delivery option to your current membership. In your shopping cart, you will see that only the dual delivery option 01019 is shown. Proceed to checkout in the same manner as you would for any other Store purchase. This option must be renewed annually at time of membership renewal. When once this option is chosen, it cannot be changed until the next renewal period.

Changing to dual media delivery - hard copy by mail as well as digital download partial year one-time option: For the current year only, members in good standing who have renewed their current year membership more than three months ago and have already received at least one issue of the quarterly magazine, The Sentinel, and can only expect to be able to download three or fewer digital copies of the magazine, are eligible to opt for this dual media option for a special, one time rate of $5.00. The easiest way for a current member in good standing to convert to dual media is through our Company Store link. In the left margin of our Company Store, look for the entry link titled Membership Payments and Cash Donations. In that entry link, go to item 01018 and process your transaction in the same manner as you would for purchase of any other item from the Company Store. Proceed to your shopping cart and check out. Insure that your correct member number and email address is notated so you can be notified of download instructions as soon as your request has been processed. In this case, only 01018 will be reflected in your shopping cart. This reduced fee option is good for this first year only.

New members can select this option at time of membership application. Our membership application forms are in the process of revision, so if this option is not indicated, you should write on the form dual delivery of Sentinel desired and add $10.00 to your application fee.

If you want to know more about our digital download (eSentinel), go to our eSentinel link.

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