The Garbely Publishing Company (GPCo) is a small, independent publisher of railroad history based in New Jersey. Since 2012, GPCo has specialized in short-run books for authors with unique or niche railroad topics, with over 15 titles currently in print. As specialists in the railroad marketing and advertising field, GPCo also offers a number of graphic design and web design services for non-profits and for-profits, as well as photographic restoration and digital retouching for both companies and individuals.



Dingmans Ferry, PA

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 has studied historical methods and preservation at both the National Museum of Industrial History and the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and has a Certificate in Editing from The Poynter Institute. He is currently the President of The Conrail Historical Society and a director for both Operation Toy Train and the New England Steam Corporation. Rudy founded The Garbely Publishing Company in December of 2012, and is the author of five books.

Rudy handles most of The Garbely Publishing Company's website design work, as well as graphic design, photo editing, and formatting for print publications. He manages general marketing as well as dealer and vendor sales, and is also currently working on several writing projects of his own.



Vice President
Union, NJ

Richie is an avid railfan, volunteer, and rail historian with a keen interest in short line railroads. As a highly experienced researcher, Richie has authored two railroad history books, and is a frequent presenter at local historical societies and libraries. Richie holds a degree in business from Union County College, and is a 2017 graduate of Ramapo College's accounting program, where he also studied business administration. As an avid railroad enthusiast, he is currently the Treasurer of the Tri-State Railway Historical Society and a director for Liberty Historic Railway. 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.

In addition to his own writing, Richie handles most of The Garbely Publishing Company's contract writing, editing, and formatting jobs for print publications. He also handles many business and financial administration aspects of the company.


Carolyn Hoffman

Administrative Support
Dingmans Ferry, PA

Carolyn has over a decade of experience in railroad history preservation with various volunteer organizations, and is currently a director for both Operation Toy Train and the The Conrail Historical Society. With a professional tenure in executive administration and customer service, Carolyn brought a unique skill set to The Garbely Publishing Company when she joined the company in July of 2017. 

Carolyn provides various support functions, including contract writing and editing assignments as well as website design and maintenance. She is also an integral part of The Garbely Publishing Company's shipping and receiving department.

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