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Summer 2021

Volume 20, Issue 3.

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Summer 2021 Edition

As E*Train continues its 20th year with new and updated articles, this treasury of authoritative toy train information meets its original purpose and more.

Moving forward, our look and method of preparation may evolve, but our commitment to excellence remains.

YOU can help keep the effort vibrant by contributing your knowledge! It may be something simple and easy, or it may be more intricate. We can help you get it together if you need assistance, so let me know.

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 New in this Edition:


Christmas in July 2021
A tale by Frosty of Christmas remembered and Christmas in July.
By John S. Halajko and Carl Condon


Coleman, German China, Real Estate and American Flyer
The relationship between W. O. Coleman and the Halsted Street address of the American Flyer factory.
By Leon Sweet

Baltimore trains.

Holiday Train Gardens of Baltimore
A wonderful account of the Baltimore area train gardens, their connection with Baltimore fire houses, and the area in general.
By Nikhil Jammalamadaka

A Perfect Scale
One Man's Journey to American OO.
By Joel Goodman

There's Just No Way To Say Thank You!
Thanking Jim Alexander for his IT efforts.
By Carol R. McGinnis


The Three-Rail Rambler
Remembering 1952 and a tale of Lionel and Erector.
By John W. Coniglio

To York, to York, to buy an old train!
The opening of the York Show is a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. A sign of our new normalcy that we are all anticipating with great excitement and anticipation.
By Carol R. McGinnis

 Updated: (new information or picture Updates)

In Answer To The "6464 Thousand Thousand Dollar Dollar Question Question"
6 new cars added to this large updated compendium.
By Bob Mintz

Good Golly Missed Trolley!
2 LCCA Scranton Convention trolleys added.
By Bob Mintz

Boxcar.  Trolley.


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