Who We Are

The Garbely Publishing Company is a small, independently owned and operated publisher concentrating on up-and-coming railroad history authors who wish to see their dreams become a published reality. The company was started in 2012, specializing in small runs of railroad books, magazines, and other works that allow authors complete control over their projects and their distribution to buyers.


Rudy has a decade of web and graphic design experience on a variety of platforms. Specializing in simplistic, historically-influenced copy and design work, Rudy has created logos, graphics, and written content for a diverse range of clients. A 2012 graduate of Moravian College's history program (with honors), Rudy is a former intern at both the National Museum of Industrial History and the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. He is currently the Vice President of The Conrail Historical Society. Rudy founded The Garbely Publishing Company in December of 2012, and is an author of four books.


Vice President

Richie is an avid railfan, volunteer, and rail historian with a keen interest in short line railroads. As a young but highly experienced researcher, Richie has authored two railroad history books, and is a frequent presenter at local historical societies and libraries. Richie has a degree in business from Union County College and currently studies accounting at Ramapo College. As an avid railroad enthusiast, he is currently the Treasurer of the Tri-State Railway Historical Society. He joined The Garbely Publishing Company in 2014 as an author of two books, and became a partner in the company (and Vice President) in October of 2016.

I’m glad to see somebody from your generation working to preserve and record these histories. The torch has been passed and is in good hands.
— Al Holleuffer, Morristown & Erie Railroad veteran