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Caboose Hobbies
is a family owned business that was established in 1938. They have grown to be one of the largest model train stores in the world. Caboose Hobbies stocks over 100,000 items in their 18,600 square feet of floor space. Their staff of approximately 60 full and part time employees are experienced in all areas of model railroading. All of the Caboose Hobbies' family are here to serve all your model railroading wants and needs.


Karen's Books is a premium on-line bookseller specializing in transportation subjects. The website features hundreds of titles, both new and used. An easy search engine helps to quickly find specific subjects and authors. Karen's Books offers all current RR Trax Studios book titles.


offers for sale hundreds of books with subject matter pertaining to railroad history, the history and development of technology, and related maritime and transportation subjects. Though railroadbooks.biz maintains an active website with an excellent title search engine, the railroadbooks.biz mobile travels to several railroad and collectors' shows throughout the year, giving customers the chance to get a hands-on look at available titles. A schedule of events is available at the railroadbooks.biz website. railroadbooks.biz offers all current RR Trax Studios titles. 

Ron's Books
is pleased to introduce you to over 4,000 books and media about Trains. You will find many great bargains on their website so you'll want to be sure to take a look through EVERYTHING!


California State Railroad Museum, located in Old Sacramento, is a complex of historic facilities and unique attractions. Widely regarded as North America's most popular railroad museum, there is something here for everyone! Throughout the year, experience lavishly restored trains, engaging exhibits, and unique special events.


The Book Center
, located in Historic Downtown Cumberland, Maryland, offers a full line of general interest and regional/local history titles along with the latest best-sellers. This business began over 50 years ago as a magazine wholesaler and newsstand, and continues that connection today - offering the area's largest magazine selection, a wide variety of out-of-town daily and Sunday newspapers, Maryland lottery tickets, and two wall humidors full of premium cigars.

The historic Penn Alps Restaurant and Craft Shop, located about 25 miles west of Cumberland near Grantsville, Maryland, (just off I-68) offers a warm and welcoming dining and craft shopping experience that highlights area artisans. RR Trax Studios can personally endorse the amazing menu selections along with their wonderful soup-and-salad bar (all of our books are delivered to the gift shop in-person, for good reason!). In addition to the local-interest RRTX book titles, the Penn Alps gift shop offers a wide variety of locally-made crafts, Amish quilts, jewelry, and fine art. The Spruce Forest and Artisan Village adjacent to the restaurant features special events in an historic setting that includes several restored 18th century buildings, all within the shadow of the famous National Road's "Casselman Bridge" which was opened for traffic in 1813.

The gift shop of the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad is located in the travel level lobby of the beautifully restored 1913 Western Maryland Railway Cumberland Station. The shop offers a variety of items, from local-interest railroad collectibles to an extensive line of Thomas the Tank Engine merchandise. Most RR Trax Studios books can be purchased there, or by mail via the WMSR website.

New Jersey

Though the shop is small, the service certainly is not! The Big Little Railroad Shop is located at 63 West Main Street in Somerville, New Jersey. They have been doing business since 1987, and stock (or can locate) a wide variety of items from "N" through "G" scales, including live steam. Their website hosts a daily blog that announces news and other topics of interest. The Big Little Railroad Shop is a retailer of Ken Kraemer's book, The Lehigh Valley Railroad - A Photo Album.


New York

Central Hobby Supply of Syracuse, New York, is proud to be known as "the serious source for serious modelmakers." Located at 102 Walter Drive, Central Hobby Supply offers quality HO and N scale model plastic kits, aircraft and military miniatures, as well as their own West Shore line of resin kits. The shop also features an operating modular layout. Central Hobby Supply is a recommended local retailer of Ken Kraemer's book The Lehigh Valley Railroad - A Photo Album


The Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTRC) was founded in 1997 to oversee the stabilization and restoration of the Buffalo Central Terminal. The 18-acre site includs the concourse, tower, and four-story baggage building along Curtiss Street. The CTRC is an entirely volunteer organization with no paid staff. The CTRC webstore offers Ken Kraemer's book Buffalo Central Terminal - A Photo Album. Proceeds from the sale of the book through the CTRC appropriately go toward the historic building's preservation! 


Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region, Lake City Hobby and Toys is the area's premier source for hobby enthusiasts! With our large selection of merchandise from model trains, accessories and radio controlled vehicles, to kits, rockets, darts and chess sets, there is sure to be something for everyone. Every month we offer discounts and specials on select merchandise. Expect to find what you're looking for at a great price in a friendly atmosphere. Come in and see us on the corner of Castle and Exchange St. in Geneva, NY.

Niagara Hobby & Craft Mart is a large retail hobby supply shop in the Buffalo, New York, area (located near the Walden Galleria mall). While they are proud of their huge selection of model trains and operating in-store layouts, they also offer a wide variety of materials and products for the hobbyist - everything from remote-control vehicles to craft-making supplies.
All RR Trax Studios' books are available there 362 days per year!
Lake Shore Railway Historical Society Museum, located in North East, Pennsylvania, on the CSX (NYC) main line.  A great place to watch trains and buy railroad-related items, including RR Trax Studios' books. 


Mainline Hobby Supply, located in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, has been supplying model railroaders' needs since 1988. Their 3000 square foot showroom is stocked with model railroad supplies for all scales. They also offer a selection of railroad-related books and current model and prototype magazines. Mainline Hobby Supply offers all current RR Trax Studios book titles. Please visit their website for directions and contact information. 


Steamtown National Historic Site: Feel the heat from the firebox. Hear the bell and whistle. Smell the hot steam and oil. Feel the ground vibrate under your feet. See the one-ton drive rods turn the wheels. Hear the chuff-chuff of the smokestack. Today, you can relive the era of steam as the engines come back to life. The cinders and grease, the oil and steam, the people and stories of railroading have returned.