What’s in the National Toy Train Library Collection?
The National Toy Train Library (NTTL) houses a one-of-a-kind collection of information on the history and characteristics of toy trains in the United States and elsewhere. We have over 500,000 items, ranging from popular publications such as Classic Toy Trains magazine to catalogs and related paper, instruction sheets, advertisements, photographs, and more.
As a research library that does not lend materials, we are proud to safeguard the cultural and commercial heritage of toy trains and the significant industry that produced them. Ready to discover more? We invite you to browse this page to get a glimpse of what we offer—or visit us in Strasburg, PA!
Over 1,500 Books
Researchers as well as toy and model train enthusiasts of all ages will be pleased to discover our National Toy Train Library’s holdings, which comprise a truly impressive selection of books (among other materials). Find everything from instruction books, repair guides, and parts lists to published historical materials on many toy and model train makers, Greenberg Guides, and even a collection of over 200 Children’s books.
The best part? You can search for our online catalog for books and more via our PastPerfect database! If you don’t see what you are looking for, please contact us! Only a selection of what we own is searchable on the online catalog.