Tom's 1938 Register

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Roger Hensley, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. Roger Hensley

    Roger Hensley Member

    Mar 28, 2002
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    I own a reference book that I have found fascinating. It is "Tom's 1938 Register " compiled and Edited by Thomas A. Gloger. It contains tons of information about companies and products in the U.S. in 1938.

    Tom sez..."Intended as a reference for Model Railroaders, this book catalogues companies existent in the United States in or near the year 1938, listing their city and state, products they produced, their likely railroad connections, and notes about materials used, indications of company size, or other data that might be informative, educational, or amusing."

    Believe me when I say that it is informative and although I do not model that period, I have made use of it in modeling the 1970s and in creating the background for my East Central Indiana HO Railroad. No, I have no interest in Tom's operation other than a very satisfied customer. I do know others who have purchased the book and feel the same way about it as I do. You can find out more at: