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Private Varnish subscription
We regret to announce that the AAPRCO Board of Directors has suspended publication of Private Varnish magazine indefinitely, until such time as the association’s finances improve. Refunds have been made to their non-member subscribers based on the number of issues they are owed.
Private Varnish is the magazine about privately owned railroad passenger cars. A yearly subscription includes three issues of Private Varnish plus one annual Private Car Charter Guide. Photographs and articles describe private cars and their travels, owners, acquisition, and maintenance. The mechanical articles in Private Varnish are the most complete current source of illustrated passenger car mechanical information widely available.