The Austin & Texas Central Raiload
at the High Iron Ranch


Scale railroading since 1931

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About the A&TC and the High Iron Ranch


In 1931 while living on Cedar St. in Austin at the age of 13, John Carroll Enders, Sr., received a train set, believed to be O scale. This was the beginning of a hobby that inspired generations of family and friends.

At that time, the Houston & Texas Central railroad was part of the fabric of Austin (though it would merge with the Texas & New Orleans a few years later). This was the inspiration for John to name his personal railroad the Austin & Texas Central.

Starting a family and service during World War II would slow the growth of John's railroad. After the war, approximately 1948, while living on 53rd St. with his wife, Helen, and daughter, Carolyn, John switched from O scale to HO. The HO layout filled the attic of the house. As his young son John Carroll, Jr., grew, Helen was nervous of Carroll going up and down the pull down attic stairs. So, the layout moved to the garage. Carolyn remembers making trees, trees, and more trees.

In 1956, the family moved to Berkshire Dr and John built a layout that filled the single car garage. Carolyn built lots of little houses and scenery. She had a boyfriend during her senior year of high school (1959-60) that would spend all of his time talking with John about railroading out in the garage.

In about 1961, John sold all of his HO equipment to finance switching to 1" scale and finished his first live steam steam locomotive, an Atlantic, in 1962. The Atlantic wheel arrangement was featured in John's HO, 1" scale, and later in his 1½ scale railraods.

John was able to borrow some land off of Dessau Rd in northeast Austin in 1962 to lay 4¾" gauge track. The track was made of angle iron. In time the owner of the property asked John to leave as he wished to run livestock on his property.

John again found land to borrow near Onion Creek in 1964. This location became known as the Gravel Pit as it was part of the quarry that was used to build Bergstrom Air Force Base. On this site, John laid 4¾" track, but would later expand it to 7½" as he switched scales again to 1½" scale. John's first 1½" scale locomotive, again an Atlantic, was completed in August of 1969.

In 1972, John and Helen purchased 5 acres outside of Manor for a permanent home for his railroad. He named this the Hi Iron Ranch. The golden spike ceremony for the railroad took place in 1974. The railroad grew to a 2600' mainline in a figure eight with passing sidings, a large yard, and turntable with steaming bays. Over the years, the A&TC railroad would host countless meets for the Southwestern Live Steamers, especially the Spring Meet each year in late April.

Finally, John decided he was no longer able to physically maintain his railroad. One Christmas, Carroll's wife Becky Jane (BJ) and children Chuck, Beckey, Hollie, and Lacy pooled their resources to buy rail from John as a present for Carroll and his Texoma & North Texas Railroad. BJ's father Eugene Youree also purchased some track from John. Eventually, BJ and Carroll purchased all of the remaining track, rail, ties, switches, and water towers. The property was sold in August of 2003 and John passed away in 2008. The old roadbed is still clearly visible in aerial views of the property.

John's grandson Stephen Balkum is making sure the legacy of the Austin & Texas Central continues. In 2003 Stephen asked and received John's blessing to continue the use of the ranch and railroad names as his own. Stephen and his wife Lori live on 20 acres of native forest northeast of Austin, the new High Iron Ranch. Stephen has been very active in the hobby and the Southwestern Live Steamers his entire life and plans to build a railroad in the near future.

A&TC Locomotives Through History


Locomotives in the Extended Family

The Cabooses of the A&TC Family


The Ranch Library


Books

Railroad Design & Engineering

100 Years of Steam Locomotives, Collector's Edition
Lucas, Walter A. Omaha, NE: Rail Heritage Publications, 1981.
The American Railroad Freight Car
White, John H. Jr. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
Bridge and Trestle Handbook
Mallery, Paul. Newton, NJ: Carstens Books, 1992.
Building the Raritan
Morewood, William H. Traverse City, MI: Wildwood Publications, 1978.
The Chief Way Reference Series, System Standards, Volume One
Dallas, TX: Kachina Press, 1978.
The Chief Way Reference Series, System Standards, Volume Two
Dallas, TX: Kachina Press, 1978.
The Chief Way Reference Series, System Standards, Volume Three
Dallas, TX: Kachina Press, 1978.
Civil Engineering for Outdoor Railroading, Volume 1
van Veelan, Douglas. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2005.
Civil Engineering Handbook
Urquhart, Leonard Church. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1940.
Dulce: Manual
Willis Light Engineering. Rivervale, WA: Willis Light Engineering, 1991.
Engineering Handbook for Recreational Railroaders
Peterson, Chet and Nick Edwards. Burbank, CA: Railroad Supply Corporation.
Enginemen's Manual
James, W. P. Louisville, KY: W. P. James Publishing, 1926.
Katy Standard Plans
Sapp, Leon. Colorado Springs, CO: MAC Publishing, Inc., 1981.
LBSC's Shop, Shed and Road
Evans, Martin. Herts: Model & Allied Publications, 1969.
Locomotive Catechism
Grimshaw, Robert. New York, NY: Norman W. Henley Publishing, 1908.
Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice
New York, NY: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Company, 1930.
The Locomotive Cyclopedia. Vol. I
Hundman, Robert L. Mukilteo, WA: Hundman Publishing, 1998.
The Locomotive Cyclopedia. Vol. II
Hundman, Robert L. Mukilteo, WA: Hundman Publishing, 2005.
Locomotive Dictionary
Fowler, George L. New York, NY: The Railroad Gazette, 1906.
The Locomotives that Baldwin Built
Westing, Fred. Seattle, WA: Superior Publishing Company, 1966.
Los Angeles Live Steamers Safety & Operating Rules
Los Angeles Live Steamers, 1994.
Master Railroad Builder
Booth, Steve. Lafayette, CA: Paragon Productions, 1992.
Model Locomotive Boilers, Their Design and Construction
Evans, Martin. Hertfordshire, UK: Model & Allied Publishers, 1976.
The Model Railroader Cyclopedia, The Book of Plans
Kalmbach, A. C. Milwaukee, WI: Kalmbach Publishing, 1944.
Model Railroader Cyclopedia, Volume 1, Steam Locomotives
Westcott, Linn H. Milwaukee, WI: Kalmback Books, 1960.
Model Railroader Cyclopedia, Volume 2, Diesel Locomotives
Hayden, Bob. Milwaukee, WI: Kalmback Books, 1980.
The Model Railroader's Guide to Freight Yards
Sperandeo, Andy. Waukesha, WI: Kalmbach, 2004.
The Model Railroader's Guide to Locomotive Servicing Terminals
McGuirk, Marty. Waukesha, WI: Kalmbach, 2002.
Passenger Train Cars 1870-1971 of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe. Vol. 1. Head End Cars
Shine, Joseph W. and Frank M. Ellington. Colfax IA: Railcar Press, 1973.
Railroad Stations, Depots & Roundhouses
Golay, Michael. New York, NY: Barnes & Noble Books, 2000.
Safety Rules of the Mid South Live Steamers
Mid South Live Steamers, 2000.
Signal Aspects & Indications
CSX Transportation, 1997.
So You Want To Build A Live Steam Locomotive
Nelson, Joseph Foster. Cadillac, MI: Wildwood Publications, 1974.
Special Instructions and Parts List
Fairmont, Universal Hy-rail Group.
Steam, Its Generation and Use
New York, NY: Babcock & Wilcox, 1972.
Steam Locomotives: Model Railroader Cyclopedia, Vol. 1
Westcott, Linn Hanson. Milwaukee, WI: Kalmbach Publishing, 1960.
Stock Car Cylcopedia. Vol. 1
Hundman, Robert L. Mukilteo, WA: Hundman Publishing, 2007.
Track Planning for Realistic Operation
Armstrong, John. Milwaukee, WI: Kalmbach Books, 1979.
Train Shed Cyclopedia. No. 1
Gregg, Newton K. Novato, CA: N.K. Gregg, 1972.
Train Shed Cyclopedia. No. 18
Gregg, Newton K. Novato, CA: N.K. Gregg, 1974.
Train Shed Cyclopedia. No. 20
Gregg, Newton K. Novato, CA: N.K. Gregg, 1974.
Train Shed Cyclopedia. No. 22
Gregg, Newton K. Novato, CA: N.K. Gregg, 1974.
Train Shed Cyclopedia. No. 23
Gregg, Newton K. Novato, CA: N.K. Gregg, 1974.
Train Shed Cyclopedia. No. 31
Gregg, Newton K. Novato, CA: N.K. Gregg, 1975.
Train Shed Cyclopedia. No. 32
Gregg, Newton K. Novato, CA: N.K. Gregg, 1975.
Train Shed Cyclopedia. No. 56
Gregg, Newton K. Novato, CA: N.K. Gregg, 1977.
Train Shed Cyclopedia. No. 63
Gregg, Newton K. Novato, CA: N.K. Gregg, 1977.
Train Shed Cyclopedia. No. 68
Gregg, Newton K. Novato, CA: N.K. Gregg, 1978.
Train Shed Cyclopedia. No. 71
Gregg, Newton K. Novato, CA: N.K. Gregg, 1978.
Train Shed Cyclopedia. No. 72
Gregg, Newton K. Novato, CA: N.K. Gregg, 1978.
Train Shed Cyclopedia. No. 74
Gregg, Newton K. Novato, CA: N.K. Gregg, 1978.
Walschaerts' Valve Gear
Greenly, Henry. Watford, UK: Argus Books Ltd., 1977.

Machine Shop Reference

Audels Electric Motor Guide
Anderson, Edwin P. New York, NY: Theo Audel & Co., 1960.
Audels Mathematics and Calculations for Mechanics
Graham, Frank D. New York, NY: Theo Audel & Co., 1958.
Boiler Operator's Guide
Kohan, Anthony Lawrence and Harry M. Spring, Jr. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1991.
A Catalog of Adhesive and Sealant Solutions
Rocky Hill, CT: Loctite Technology. 1994.
Electric and Gas Welding
Lindsley, E. F. Danbury, CT: Popular Science Books, 1981.
Engineering Manual
Perry, Robert H. New York, NY: McGraw Hill Book, 1967.
Helical & Bevel Gear Drives
Qunicy, MA: Boston Gear. 1996.
How to Run a Lathe
56th ed. South Bend, IN: South Bend Lathe, 1966.
Lubricants and Lubrication
Clower, James I. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1939.
Machine Shop Practice. Vol. 1
Moltrecht, K. H. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Industrial Press, 1981.
Machine Shop Practice. Vol. 2
Moltrecht, K. H. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Industrial Press, 1981.
Machinery's Handbook
Oberg, Erik and Franklin D. Jones, Holbrook L. Horton, and Henry H. Ryffel. New York, NY: Industrial Press, 1996.
New Lessons in ARC Welding
Lincoln Electric Co. 3rd ed. Cleveland, OH: Lincoln Electric, 1981.
Operator's Instruction Book, Cincinnati Toolmaster Milling Machines
Publication No. M-1941. Cincinnati, OH: Cincinnati Milling Machine, 1956.
The Oxy-acetyleve Welder's Handbook
Jefferson, T. B. Morton Grove, IL: Monticello Books, 1972.
SKF Product Service Guide
No. 190-710. 2nd ed. King of Prussia, PA: SKF Bearing Services, 1992.
Texas Boiler Law
Health and Safety Code § 755 (September 1, 1992).

Railroad History & Railfanning

20th Century
Beebe, Lucius. Berkeley, CA: Howell-North, 1962.
55 Jahre Glacier Express: Der langsamste Schnellzug der Welt
Schweers, Hans. Aachen: Schweers + Wall, 1986.
The Age of Steam
Beebe, Lucius and Charles Clegg. New York, NY: Rinehart & Company, 1957.
America's Railroad: The Official Guidebook of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad
Royem, Robert T. Durango, CO: Durango & Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad, 2002.
Big Boy
Kratville, William W. Omaha, NE: Barnhart Press, 1963.
Chessie, the Railroad Kitten
Dixon, Thomas W., Jr. Marceline, MO: TLC Publishing, 1988.
Cinders & Smoke, a Mile by Mile Guide for the Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Trip
Osterwald, Doris B. Denver, CO: Golden Bell Press, 1985.
Civil War Railroads & Models
Alexander, Edwin P. New York, NY: Fairfax Press, 1989.
Collection Highlights
Museum of Transportation. St. Louis, MO: Museum of Transportation, 2003. Print.
The Concise Illustrated Book of Steam Trains
Avery, D. ed. New York, NY: Brian Trodd Publishing House, 1989.
Denver South Park & Pacific
Poor, M. C. Denver, CO: Rocky Mountain Railroad Club, 1976.
Early Railways
Snell, J. B. London: Octopus Books Limited, 1972.
Famous Steam Locomotives
Cook, Richard J. Cleveland, OH: Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, 1975.
Geology of the Durango-Silverton Train Route
Gonzales, David, and Lauren Heerschap. Durango, CO: D&SNGRR & Fort Lewis College, 2013.
The Great Railroads of North America
Yenne, Bill. Greenwich, CT: Brompton Books, 1992.
Highball: A Pageant of Trains
Beebe, Lucius. New York, NY: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1945.
Highliners: A Railroad Album
Beebe, Lucius. New York, NY: Bonanza Books, 1940.
The History of North American Rail
Chant, Christopher. Edison, NJ: Chartwell Books, 2005.
A History of the American Locomotive. Its Development: 1830-1880
White, John H. Jr. New York, NY: Dover Publications, 1979.
The History of the Baltimore & Ohio: America's First Railroad
Jacobs, Timothy. New York, NY: Crescent Books, 1989.
The History of the New York Central System
Klein, Aaron E. Greenwich, CT: Brompton Books Corp, 1985.
The History of the Southern Pacific
Yenne, Bill. Greenwich, CT: Brompton Books Corp, 1985.
The History of the Union Pacific: America's Transcontinental Railroad
Cahill, Marie and Lynne Piade. New York, NY: Crescent Books, 1989.
Iron Horses: American Locomotives 1829-1900
Alexander, E. P. New York, NY: Bonanza Books, 1941.
Iron Horses: The Illustrated History of the Tracks and Trains of North America
Del Vecchio, Michael. Philadelphia, PA: Courage Books, 2000.
Narrow Gauge in the Rockies
Beebe, Lucius and Charles Clegg. Forest Park, IL: Heimburger House Publishing Company, 1993.
Narrow Gauge to Silverton
Hungerford, John B. Reseda, CA: Hungerford, 1955.
Pennsy Power
Staufer, Alvin F. Carrollton, OH: Alvin F. Staufer, 1962.
Pennsy Power II
Staufer, Alvin F. and Bert Pennypacker. Medina, OH: Alvin F. Staufer, 1968.
Portrait of the Rails: From Steam to Diesel
Ball, Don, Jr. New York City: Galahad Books, 1972.
Railroading: Boy Scouts of America Merit Badge Series
Irving, TX: Boy Scouts of America, 1982.
Rails West
Abdill, George B. New York, NY: Bonanza Books, 1960.
The San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway
Hedge, John W. and Geoffrey S. Dawson. Waco, TX; AMA Graphics, 1983.
Southern Pacific Daylight Train 98-99
Wright, Richard K. Vol. 1. Thousand Oaks, CA: Wright Enterprises, 1970.
The Steam Locomotive
Boyd, Jim. New York, NY: MetroBooks, 2002.
Steam Passenger Service Directory, Twenty-first Annual
Middletown, NY: Empire State Railway Museum, 1986.
This Was Railroading
Abdill, George B. New York, NY: Bonanza Books, 1958.
Ticket To Toltec
Osterwald, Doris B.Denver, CO: Golden Bell Press, 1986.
Ticket To Toltec
Osterwald, Doris B. Lakewood, CO: Western Guideways, 2013.
Train Mountain Triennial - 2006
Chiloquin, OR: Train Mountain Railroad, 2006.
Trains: The Early Years
Cole, Beverley. London: Tandem Verlag GmbH, 2001.
The Trains We Rode
Beebe, Lucius and Charles Clegg. New York, NY: Promontory Press, 1993.
Wheels Across America
Hornung, Clarence P. South Brunswick: A. S. Barnes and Comopany, 1959.
Union Pacfic Equipment, List & Renumbering - June 1, 1885, Including Subsidiary Lines
Ehernberger, James L. Cheyenne, WY: James L. Ehernberger, 1989.

Drawings

0-4-0 Switch Engine, 1" Scale, 4¾" Gauge
Prints 1-6, 13. Lomita, CA: Little Engines.
0-6-0 Tank Locomotive, ¾" Scale
Northampton: Bassett-Lowke.
2-6-0 Wabash Mogul, 1½" Scale
Allen, E. Complete set of prints. Allen Models.
1906 Atlantic Steam Shovel, Class 44-16-2½
Peebles, John J., P.E. Complete set of prints. 1968.
4-6-6-4, L-105 Class, Engines No. 3710-3714
Erecting Elevation. Denver, CO: D. & R. G. W. Office Mech. Engr., Sep. 1, 1942.
A6 4-4-2, P4 4-6-2, 1½" Scale, 7½" Gauge
Complete set of prints. Lomita, CA: Little Engines. Various dates through early 1970s.
B&O C-16A 0-4-0, 1½ Scale
Complete set of prints. Nashua, NH: Railroad Supply. Purchased 2001.
Baldwin 2-6-0
Complete set of prints. Nashua, NH: Railroad Supply. Purchased 2015.
Buckeye Tender Truck, 7½" Gage - 1½" Scale
Complete set of prints. Lomita, CA: Little Engines. Purchased 1984.
C&O Flat Car, ¼" = 1'
Hundman, Robert L. Drawn expressly for Mainline Modeler, January 2004.
Challenger Driver Castings: Front, Intermediate, and Main, 1½ Scale
Complete set of prints. Santa Paula, CA: Roger Goldmann. Purchased 2010.
Challenger Trailing Truck Casting, 1½ Scale
Complete set of prints. Santa Paula, CA: Roger Goldmann. Purchased 2009.
D&RGW T-12 Ten Wheeler, 1½ Scale
Complete set of prints. Weston, Warren K. and Gail O. Gish. Construction series published in Modeltec May 1985 - November 1986.
Pacfic Cylinder Casting Set, 1½ Scale
Complete set of prints. Santa Paula, CA: Roger Goldmann. Purchased 2009.
Seamaster II, Plan No. 913
Willard, Ken. RC Modeler Magazine, May 1984
Swing Link Lead Truck, 1½" Scale Wabash Mogul
Allen, E. Prints 27, 27A, and 27B. Allen Models, 1972.
Tender Tank, L-105 Class, Engines No. 3710-3714
Erecting Elevation. Denver, CO: D. & R. G. W. Office Mech. Engr., Jan. 1, 1943.

Periodicals

Grayed out issues indicate that issue exists, but is not in this collection.
A question mark indicates belief that the issue exists, but confirming evidence has not been found.

Live Steam - (August 1960 - current)

Publication begins as Live Steam Newsletter published by Pershing G. Scott in Iowa as a mimeographed newsletter with a construction paper cover. In 1966, Scott gives the publishing rights to William (Bill) C. Fitt in return for a lifetime subscription. Bill Fitt begins with a "Complimentary Issue" in August of 1966. In 1967 Fitt changes the name to Live Steam. Fitt sells the magazine in 1977. The magazine changes name in 2005 to Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading
  1. 1960 - January? February? March? April? May? June? July? August? September? October? November? December?
  2. 1961 - January? February? March? April? May? June? July? August? September? October? November? December?
  3. 1962 - January? February? March? April? May? June? July? August? September? October? November? December?
  4. 1963 - January? February? March? April? May? June? July? August? September? October? November? December?
  5. 1964 - January? February? March? April? May June July August September October November December
  6. 1965 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  7. 1966 - January February March April May August (Vol. 6 "Complimentary Issue") September (Vol. 6 No. 1) October November December
  8. 1967 - January February March April May June July August September October November/December
  9. 1968 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  10. 1969 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  11. 1970 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  12. 1971 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  13. 1972 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  14. 1973 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  15. 1974 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  16. 1975 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  17. 1976 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  18. 1977 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  19. 1978 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  20. 1979 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  21. 1980 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  22. 1981 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  23. 1982 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  24. 1983 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  25. 1984 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  26. 1985 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  27. 1986 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  28. 1987 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  29. 1988 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  30. 1989 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  31. 1990 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  32. 1991 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  33. 1992 - January February March April May June July August September/October November/December
  34. 1993 - January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December
  35. 1994 - January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December
  36. 1995 - January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December
  37. 1996 - January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December
  38. 1997 - January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December
  39. 1998 - January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December
  40. 1999 - January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December
  41. 2000 - January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December
  42. 2001 - January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December
  43. 2002 - January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December
  44. 2003 - January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December
  45. 2004 - January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December
  46. 2005 - January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December
  47. 2006 - January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December
  48. 2007 - January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December
  49. 2008 - January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December
  50. 2009 - January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December
  51. 2010 - January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December
  52. 2011 - January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December
  53. 2012 - January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December
  54. 2013 - January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December
  55. 2014 - January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December
  56. 2015 - January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December
  57. 2016 - January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December
  58. 2017 - January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December
  59. 2018 - January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December
  60. 2019 - January/February March/April May/June July/August

Modeltec (Parts of 1985 and 1986, January 1987 - May/June 2002 final issue)

Founded by William (Bill) C. Fitt.
  1. 1984 - May June July August September October November December
  2. 1985 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  3. 1986 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  4. 1987 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  5. 1988 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  6. 1989 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  7. 1990 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  8. 1991 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  9. 1992 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  10. 1993 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  11. 1994 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  12. 1995 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  13. 1996 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  14. 1997 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  15. 1998 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  16. 1999 - January February March April May June July August September October November December
  17. 2000 - January February March April May June/July August/September October/November December/January (2001)
  18. 2001 - February March/April
  19. 2002 - January/February March/April May/June (final issue)

The Miniature Locomotive (May/June 1952 Vol. 1, No. 1 - May/June 1954 final issue)

This magazine was edited and published by Richard Bagley and Robert Day of Reseda, California
  1. 1952 - May/June (Vol. 1 No. 1) July/August September/October November/December
  2. 1953 - January/February March/April May/June July/August September/October November/December
  3. 1954 - January/February March/April May/June (final issue)

The North American Live Steamer (1956 Vol. 1, No. 11)

This magazine existed in 1956, but exact months are not printed on each issue. It was edited and publised by Kenneth P. Stanaback and Bruce M. David of Grand Rapids, Michigan
  1. 1956 - (Vol. 1) No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 No. 7 No. 8 No. 9 No. 10 (November) No. 11 No. 12

Model Engineer (15-28 August 1975 Vol. 1 No. 3519)

Model Engineer first published in 1898 and continues. This collection has just the single issue.

Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette (Sept/Oct 1990)

This collection contains specific issues for specific modeling topics, usually line drawings.
  1. 1989 - May/June
  2. 1990 - September/October
  3. 1993 - March/April

Model Railroader (Misc)

Published since 1934, Model Railroader has been a mainstay for a long time for small scale railroad modelers. This collection contains specific issues for specific modeling topics, usually line drawings.
  1. 1950 - November (Michigan Central gondola>
  2. 1951 - December (D&RGW 4-8-4>
  3. 1952 - February (Tank car, DL&W Caboose), August (Combination Tower-Station), September (Ma&Pa 2-8-0, Combination Freight and Passenger Station) October (diner, baggage, 40' flat)
  4. 1953 - June (Indianapolis Union Ry. 0-8-0), July (Through Pratt Truss Bridge), October (Reading 2-8-0)
  5. 1955 - December (Southern Pacific Mogul)
  6. 1956 - January (Signal Tower>, November (Southern Ry. 2-8-0)
  7. 1957 - January (C&O 2-6-6-2), April (Rock Island 4-8-4), May (Eton Junction Tower, New Cornelia Copper Co. 0-6-0), July (Nickel Plate 2-8-4), August (Merchants Despatch reefer, Santa Fe 40 ft. baggage car), September (Central of Georgia 4-8-4)>, October (Texas & Pacific 2-10-4)
  8. 1958 - February (1890 box car), March (DM&IR 2-8-8-4), April (IC 2-8-0, 1912 reefer), May (Wood-sheathed box car), July (Northern Pacific 4-8-4), December (Union Pacific 0-8-0)
  9. 1959 - March (Harriman "standard" steel coach), June (Canadian Pacific Kettle Valley passenger train), September (L&NN 2-8-4), December (Business cars), October (Ma&Pa 2-8-0)
  10. 1960 - March (Los Angeles Live Steamers), April (Rock Island 0-6-0)
  11. 1962 - December (Western Maryland 50-ton coaling station)
  12. 1969 - September (Goleta Valley Western RR)
  13. 1972 - March (M&PA 2-8-0), September (CS&CCD 2-6-2), November (WM 2-8-0)
  14. 1973 - March, June (K-27), October (Pennsylvania RR A5a 0-4-0)
  15. 1975 - May (Aroostook Valley Flatcar, 25-ton coaling tower), July (DM&IR 2-8-8-2), October (Simple truss bridge)
  16. 1976 - January (Virginian 2-8-4)
  17. 1978 - June (Big Warrior River Bridge), September (DT&I's standard station
  18. 1979 - May (1912 wood-sheathed boxcar), November (Santa Fe's Protection, KS, station, short through plate-girder bridge)
  19. 1983 - September (USRA steel boxcar)
  20. 1989 - April (interlocking tower), October (Santa Fe 120-foot through truss turntable), November (Pennsylvania RR heavyweight combine)
  21. 1991 - February (interlocking tower)
  22. 1993 - November (Milwaukee Road S-3 4-8-4)
  23. 1994 - June (Pennsylvania's A4 shifter 0-4-0)
  24. 1997 - July (Comanche & Indian Gap RR)

Model Railroad Planning (Misc)

This is an annual magazine focused on model railroad design. This collection contains specific issues for specific modeling topics.
  1. 1995 
  2. 1996 - Freight yard design

Railroad Model Craftsman (Misc)

Published since 1933, Railroad Model Craftsman began as The Model Craftsman covering scale modeling in general. It change name and focus to railroad modeling in 1949. This collection contains specific issues for certain modeling topics, usually line drawings.
  1. 1961 - May (Reading 0-4-0 A5a, Live Steam article)
  2. 1991 - October (Southern Pacific combination depot)
  3. 1996 - August (DSP&P/C&S depot)

Garten Bahnen (Misc)

  1. 2012 - 02-Mai/Juni/Juli 03-August/September/Oktober
  2. 2013 - 01-Februar/März/April
  3. 2014 - 03-August/September/Oktober

The Narrow Gauge Annual (Misc)

This collection contains specific issues for certain railroad topics.
  1. 2014Summer

Trains (Misc)

This collection contains specific issues for certain railroad topics.
  1. 2014Trains of the 1940s - Holiday 2014 (UP Big Boy)

Catalogs

Allen Models Inc.
1983, 1985
Cannonball Enterprises Ltd.
1991, 1992
Coles' Power Models, Inc.
1985
Freight Trains by Haskins
Undated
Little Engines
1966, 1968, 1969, 1977-1978, 1979-1980, 1981, 1984, 2014
Railroad Supply
1987
Mountain Car
2003, 2000, 1998, 1996
Power Model Supply Company
1985, 1996
Rail Systems Company, Inc.
2000
Real Trains
2006 Information Package, Catalog #8
Roll Models, Inc.
1999, 2001
Superscale Locomotive Company
2001
Texas Railway Supply, Inc.
1972, 1973 Volume 3 Pricelist

Video

America's Railroads: The Steam Train Legacy 3-Pack.
Timeless Media Group, 2001. DVD.
Saluda Mountain: America's Steepest Class - 1 Grade.
Prod. Bob Loehne. Personal Video Production, 1989. Videocassette.
Tracks Through Time.
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, 1999. DVD.
World's Greatest Train Ride Videos: East Germany.
New York, NY: Publishers Choice Video. Videocassette.

Audio

On the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe: Sounds of the Great American Railroad.
The Special Music Company, 1990. CD.
The Sounds of Altoona
Wise, John L. Semaphore Records, 2000. CD.