DoneFeb 20, 2021 12:39 PM EST
Lafayette, IN, United States
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Rail & Road Winter 2021 Railroadiana Auction

Featured Railroadiana Select items from the CB&Q Company Archives This auction will feature a number of incredibly scarce paper items from the Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad. This collection was assembled by a thirty-year employee of the Burlington Northern. Starting in the early 1960s in Chicago as a law clerk and then later as a corporate attorney for the Burlington the collector assembled an eclectic yet significant piece of American railroad history. In the mid-1970s the collector was transferred to the Denver Law office of the BN where the western flair of the collection was acquired. During the period of 1975-1980 the family traveled the Colorado Rockies following many of the old defunct Colorado Railroads to experience the rich history of railroading the Rocky Mountain region. In 1987, the Denver law offices were closed by the BN and many of these items would have been lost to history at that time but were saved by the collector from the garbage bin. Some of the items were assembled by BN staff archivists and some of the hand written notes remain. The entirety of this collection has been hidden in a box in a basement storage area since around 1990. We are excited that some of these historical pieces will come to life capturing the history of American Railroads for more to enjoy. Highlights of these items include an 1889 Poole Brothers CB&Q Calendar featuring the 1889 Major League Baseball Schedule, original CB&Q sheet music, an 1885 Burlington Calendar, and a number of broadside advertising sheets, among other scare items.
 
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