This issue of Marker Lights marks the second anniversary of the monthly format for the Midwest Railway Preservation Society newsletter. Previously, Marker Lights was a quarterly publication that was mailed through the USPS and a good portion of our membership's yearly dues went toward printing and postage. Today, it is written and emailed through the free Mailchimp publishing program which allows the organization to use dues proceeds for the general operating fund.
The Mailchimp format also allows us to publish the newsletter through Facebook and email to friends of Midwest through sign-ups thus giving Midwest a far reaching exposure. Readership has been tracked outside the U.S. in far away places such as Great Britain, France, Italy, Egypt and closer to home, Canada and Mexico.
Many thanks go out to all contributors to the newsletter and those that offer feedback and ideas for future publications.