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Historical List of Traction Dealers, Manufacturers, and Magazines

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Historical List of Traction Dealers and Manufacturers

Name/WebsiteAddressPhoneItemsFor More Info
All Nation Line 23 West 54 St. Charles Rd
Wheaton, IL 60188
  Mfg: former Walthers North Shore Line Cars in O Scale Former hobby shop owned by Bob Colson.
Amity Glass Works Millers, MD 21102 Tel: 410-239-8489 Railroad/traction glass art Call or write for info.
ATVQ 5317 W 133rd Ave.
Crown Point
IN 46307-4292
  Traction system videos For info, e-mail to ATVQ@aol.com.
*** Email bounced, business may be inactive. ***
B.J. Traction P.O. Box 56, Dept. B
Thornton, IL 60476-0056
Tel: 708-210-1208 O-Scale cast urethane buildings, false fronts, & flex brick paving*** Dealer status in question - mail returned as undeliverable ***
Russ Briggs Designs 17 Linda Ln.
Plymouth, MA 02360-6208
  O bodies, kits, catenary bridges, wood poles, etc. **** Mail returned as undeliverable using this address. ***
California Model Co. - - - See Orange Vista Traction Products and Alpine Division Scale Models on this page for Ed Suydam kits & line poles.
Ben Rohrbeck Traction Publications West Chester, PA 19380-6021   rohrbeck@juno.com Trolley heritage and museum videos
*** Owner passed in 2015 ***
Blackpool in the Box Tram Models (c/o Len Squance) 3, Townshend Avenue
Keyham, Plymouth
United Kingdom
    Manufacturers of OO whitemetal Blackpool tram model kits
Burlington Replicas LLC (formerly Burlington County Traction Co.) 47 Springcress Dr.
Delran, NJ 08075
  Michael S. Eshner
St. Petersburg Tram collection dealer; cars; construction vehicles
Cameron Scale Models (c/o Robert Farris) 2214 S. Cameron Ln.
RR 3
Peoria, IL 61607-9417
  O-scale Illinois Terminal models Write for info.
Cape Line Models 5 Poplar Dr.
Wilbraham, MA 01095-1756
   HO Trucks and sideframes (formerly Red Ball)
Chicagoland Toys and Hobbies - Midwest Traction Center 6017 N. Northwest Hwy.
Chicago, IL 60631-2519
Tel: 773-775-4848
Fax: 773-775-6398
ChicagoLandHobby@aol.com O & HO scale traction dealer & brass model importer.
C.J. Trolleys P.O. Box 8686
Silver Springs, MD 20907-8686
  Trolley video of Maryland **** Mail returned as undeliverable using this address. ***
Harold E. Cox 80 Virginia Terrace
Forty Fort, PA 18704-4930
  Trolley Books. Write for information.
Carson Home Video P.O. Box 63108
Philadelphia, PA 19114-0908
Fax: 215-632-4030
  Trolley videos *** Owner Ron Carson passed ***
The Car Works P.O. Box 4254
Warren, NJ 07059-0254
Fax: 908-302-9590 stan@thecarworks.com O, HO brass importer, power trucks, line poles, etc.
Jean A. Deschenes 14 Deerfield Ct.
Grafton, MA 01519-1516
    O-scale Custom car building
Doylestown Car Co. (John Nicholson) 1828 N. Goodwin Drive 2-B
Palatine, IL 60074
Tel: 847-202-0362 This company is believed to be out of business. John has moved to Chicago. His new address and number are shown here. Please contact John directly regarding any prior business you may have had with him.
E&H Traction Co. 76 Lenox St.
East Haven, CT 06512-2617
203-469-4321 IKCILAM@aol.com HO-scale kits, sideframes, decals, etc.
E&SM Shops
(c/o Bill Weber)
Hatfield, PA 19440
    Custom painter specializing in traction models. No longer in business as of 1/1/2013.
F&H Enterprises 2562 Silver State Parkway
Bldg. C, Suite 3
Minden, NV 89423
Tel: 702-267-4352
FAX: 702-267-4043
Hartel HO Street Track System **** Mail returned as undeliverable using this address. ***
Foothill Model Works P.O. Box 470
Willits, CA 95490-0470
  HO & O PE decals, NWSL magic carpets, Q-car parts, etc. Write for info.
Fox Valley Model Works 2032 Stanley Court
Schaumburg, IL 60194-2242
Tel: 847-882-4044 Large Scale Trolley Kits and Parts *** This vendor appears to be no longer active. ***
Grampa's Trains P.O. Box 220
Grimsley, TN 38565-0220
Tel: 931-863-5286 Trains in a variety of scales, plus collectibles. *** No longer appears to provide traction-related items. ***
Friedlein's Rail Replicas (c/o Bowser Trains) 30 Faraday Dr.
Timonium, MD 21093-2938
    O, S, HO PRR catenary poles (suburban type), usable for interurban; five different overhead wire hangers
Higbytoys (c/o John L. Tancredi) 52 Casselberry Dr.
Audubon, PA 19403
610-635-0519 higbytoys@yahoo.com Toy trains, trolleys, railroad calendar posters & prints, and rare & unusual books. 10% discount to EPTC members and prices include free standard shipping to any address within the continental USA.
Thomas G. Hoback P.O. Box 2731
Indianapolis, IN 46206-2731
  Indiana RR O-scale decals, metal figures, etc. Write for info.
House of Duddy 5B Tealwood Dr.
Creve Coeur, MO 63141-7908
Tel: 314-994-7319 Monday through Thursday in the EVENINGS ONLY. O scale catenary and electric engine kits. *** This vendor appears to be no longer active. ***
Locomotive Workshop     Brass loco and trolley kits. Owner Jan Lorenzen passed away. Business believed closed.
MacGregor Models P.O. Box 423
Seattle, WA 98111
  Cast-epoxy O scale interurban body kits. Send SASE for info.
Midco Models - See Midwestern Train Hobby        
Midwest Traction Products P.O.Box 2731
Indianapolis, IN 46206
    O-scale decals
Mitchell's Inc. 2119 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803-2998
Tel: 302-655-1400
Fax: 302-888-1859
Large selection of brass trolleys Visit their site for info. Original store closed, but employees opened their own stores.
Model Traction Systems Unit 29 Monkmoor Farms
Monkmoor Rd
Shrewbury, Salop
England, SY2 5TL
  G scale resin and metal cast trolley items incl. trucks, poles, underbody parts, overhead wire components, etc. ***Unable to verify its existence.***
O'Toole Lines - - O'Toole Lines has ceased operation upon the passing of its owner, Tom O'toole. The business has been sold to Jim Rivers of Rivers Traction & Trolley. See their listing on the current mfr/dealer page.
MTS Imports P.O. Box 50
Middletown, NY 10940-0050
Fax: 845-344-6187
mtsimp@warwick.net O, HO brass imports
Old Pullman Model Railroads, Inc. 646 34th Terrace
Vero Beach, Fla 32968
Tel: 772-562-1480
FAX: 772-770-0759
O gauge flex track in Code 125 and Code 148, plus prefabbed turnouts (down to #3); sells loose rail, ties, spikes, etc. ***No responses to letters, phone calls, and emails as of May 2012.***
Orr Street Railway Track       Richard Orr has retired and his products are now available from Custom Traxx.
Pennsylvania Heritage Models, Ltd. 715 Ridgeway Rd.
Birdsboro, PA 19508
800-238-0072   O, S, HO Brill open & closed end streetcars, streetlights, Corgi dealer/distributor, including manufacturing of the 8 wheel drive chassis for these, Western Hobbycraft dealer, and laser cut fully assembled flagstops, etc. *** Owner passed ***
PE Model Supplies (See Rich Eaton Models)        
Rail Craft       See Micro Engineering Co.
Railworks P.O. Box 148
Woodbury, NY 11797
  Imports HO scale brass models of electric cars and locos. ***Company may not be in business.***
Red Brae Shops S74 W17065 Janesville Rd.
PMB 176, Muskego, WI 53150
Tel: 262-594-3092 Importer of U.S. prototype trolley busses, streetcars and busses from St. Petersburg Tram Collection. ***Owner Fred Oakland may have stopped this business.***
Scholes Photos 1423 Kelvin Court
Cincinnati, OH 45240-2334
  US, Canadian & Mexican traction photos. Write for computer listing & sample print. *** May not be in business. ***
Seward's Trolley Products 10 Seward Dr.
Ocean, NJ 07712-3725
  Trolley Videos (PA/NJ mostly) *** Unknown if still in business. ***
Scale Transport Models (c/o John Day) Canada   Canadian dealer for St Petersburg Tram Collection streetcar, bus and trolley coach models Out of business
Shoreline Decals (c/o Paul Meyer) 1753 Melise Dr.
Glenview, IL 60025
847-729-1442 paul@shorelinedecals.com O, HO decals
Ed Suydam - See Alpine Division Scale Models and Orange Vista Traction Products on this page.        
Transit Classics
(c/o Greg King)
11 Meldrum Court
Sunbury Vic.
3429 Australia
Tel: (Australia) 03-9744 3577 Cast resin US streetcar kits in "O" (1:48) and bus and trolley bus kits in "HO". Australian distributor for St.-Petersburg tram collection. Write or email at transitclassics@optusnet.com.au for info. *** Email bounced as of 9/17/12 ***
Transquip Company 91 Blue Jay Rd.
Chalfont, PA 18914-3103
Toll free in PA: 888-542-7455
Fax: 215-822-6383
  1:50 scale Corgi PCC cars; traction uniforms; traction dioramas *** Owner Earl Johnston passed in 2014 ***
Village Viking 1306 Kings Highway
Swedesboro, NJ 08085-1643
Tel: 856-467-9050 New and Out-Of-Print Trolley Books Call, write or E-Mail: villageviking@verizon.net. *** Email bounced as of 9/17/12 ***
Western Railcraft P.O. Box 71 R.B.
11 Mile Corners
Casa Grande, AZ 85222
Tel: 602-723-3662 O, HO, N-scale trolley kits Write for info. *** Note - address may not be current. Call first. ***
Weico Models P.O. Box 117
Kingsbury, 3083 Victoria
Tel/Fax: 061 3 9462 2560   HO Australian Trams as whitemetal kits, buses, and cars

<3>Historical List of Traction Magazine
Pacific Transit Review 3705 Gladstone Dr.
Pittsburg, CA 94565-7016
4 issues/year *** Website now for a Japanese water business ***
Traction Prototype and Models c/o Railhead Publications
P.O. Box 6579
Canton, OH 44706-0579
6 issues/year *** Apparently out of business, but back issues can be found by searching for the title online. ***
Scale Models Traction Trolleys Quarterly c/o Vanishing Traction Products
P.O. Box 04016
Milwaukee, WI 53204-0016
4 issues/year *** May be out of business as of April 2012. ***

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