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Cape Town convention revision to spur private investment in EU rolling stock PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rick DeMattia   
Monday, 28 December 2015 21:17

The Economist, a news magazine, reports in its December 12 2015 edition that a pending codicil to the international treaty that provides accountability to creditors for capital equipment that crosses borders will extend coverage presently applied widely to aircraft, to railway rolling stock. It is anticipated that this may make investment in European Union railway equipment more attractive. Private capital presently provides perhaps 13% of the funding spent annually on railway locomotives and rolling stock in the EU, the newspaper notes.

Railroad Auction Oct. 12, 2013 with Live Online bidding PDF Print E-mail
Railroadiana collecting
Written by Scott Czaja via Railroadiana List   
Sunday, 06 October 2013 22:32

Live Railroad Auction - Brookline, New Hampshire - Sat. Oct. 12, 2013 - 10:30 am EST
Location: Brookline Auction Gallery - 32 Proctor Hill Road, Brookline, New Hampshire
Preview: Friday Noon - 8:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am - 10:30 am

I have moved my auctions to LiveAuctioneers.
If you want to use LiveAuctioneers for absentee or live

Stadler wins contract for Moscow airport train equipment PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 February 2013 18:05

Moscow Times 13-Feb-13 -- Aeroexpress (the rail system that services Moscow) announced that the Swiss firm Stadler will be the provider of new double-decker electric equipment that will connect Moscow's main train station to its several airports. Read the full article.

Nov/Dec 2012 Key, Lock & Lantern News PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Hamilton via rrdiana mailing list   
Sunday, 23 December 2012 14:08

The Nov/Dec 2012 edition of the Key, Lock & Lantern News is now available for download at www.klnl.org. It contains articles about the Gaithersburg show, the Great Train Extravaganza, KL&L convention announcements, the fall Brookline auction, a book review of the Union Pacific Timeline, and Grand Central Terminal 100th anniversary events. Also, the usual railroadiana show and auction listings and want ads.

Dave Hamilton
Editor, KL&L

Key, Lock & Lantern special July 2012 edition PDF Print E-mail
Railroadiana collecting
Written by Rick DeMattia   
Monday, 02 July 2012 21:15

Dave Hamilton, Editor, reports an extra July 2012 issue of the Key, Lock & Lantern News is now available for download at www.klnl.org. Articles in this issue include a Railroad Memories auction report, the new ALCO museum, the Arcade & Attica RR, RoadRailers, railroad preservation & museum news, and our event calendar & want ads.

Online auction wariness PDF Print E-mail
Railroadiana collecting
Written by Rick DeMattia   
Saturday, 23 June 2012 13:36

Always good discussions on the Railroadiana List mailing list - this time on the topic of online auctions where the seller doesn't really even have the item being advertised.

Matt Hanne observed that one tactic to use with a seller of unknown trustworthiness is to request a new photo of the item with a recent-dated newspaper in the picture to show it actually exists.

It's buyer beware - there is a rash of "antique railroad china" which consists of old plates with newly applied decals, and possibly new overglaze. Consult the reference books to make sure the items may be genuine (and HINT HINT the B&O never served Boston MA ;-)

National Association of Timetable Collectors a great resource PDF Print E-mail
Railroadiana collecting
Sunday, 08 April 2012 21:14

Scott Czaja pointed out on the Railroadiana List that the National Association of Timetable Collectors is a great resource for repro information when considering a purchase. See their site at http://www.naotc.org.

Last Updated on Sunday, 08 April 2012 21:19
Track inspection - 20 of 20 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rick DeMattia   
Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:23

Log in and leave your comments on the identity of this photo and its origin (I pulled it from a more-or-less spam email that circulated January 2012 without attribution or description.) This too looks like a museum display.

Mar 3, 2012 Train show Joliet IL PDF Print E-mail
Railroadiana collecting
Sunday, 01 January 2012 11:58

Hi not sure how to list my train show in March.

Southwest Model train & Railroad Memorabilia Show

Saturday March 3rd, 2012. Location is VFW in Joliet-Illinois, 124 Stone city Dr.

Time is 10am to 3pm, Admission is $3 for adults, children FREE

Over 55 tables of model train & RR Memorabilia for sale.

For train information contact Ken Kots at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it of call 815-462-2783

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:31

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