October 2003

Of Baggage Cars and Baggage - tales of the heart and train collecting.
By Alan MacDonald

You Gotta Give Him Credit...
… WHEN Credit is Due
, (or before the next billing period, whichever comes first)
By Stuart Rankin

A GS-4, Freedom, Rejuvenation - a look at a Lionel HO offering.
By Ernest J. Montgomery

Boxcar Bonanza - "it can be fun and very challenging to collect Modern Era boxcars".
By Mike Stella

“Three-Of-A-Kind”—Lionel’s 16536 Chessie System C&O SP-Type Caboose
By Stuart Rankin

Ready Made Toys - "a new company having a significant history with toy trains."
By Bob Mintz

Lionel’s Textbook of Model Railroading (Part II) - another look at Lionel's 1957 catalog.
By Joseph H. Lechner

Marx 3/16 Slope Back Tender - "Wouldn't a slope back tender look really great behind a 999?"
By Dave Hess

Keep on Truckin’- build a truck terminal for your layout.
By Mike Stella

U.K. Train Meet: - a visit to an English train meet.
By Mike Stella

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To preserve an important segment of history - Tinplate Toy Trains - through research, establishment of collecting standards, education, community outreach, fellowship and to promote the growth and enjoyment of the hobby.


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