Biggest Train Collection in the World

On Monday, January 24th, 2011, in Model Train Accessories, Railroadiana, TV, Film, & Radio, by Al Gengler
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (Not yet rated, click on star to rate.)
Loading ... Loading ...

CBS News Sunday Morning | January 23, 2011 – After 50 years of collecting toy trains and their stations Jerry Green has amassed a collection of over 40,000 pieces, worth tens of millions of dollars. CBS News Martha Teichner finds out how he did it and what happens to a collector when they have nothing left to collect.

For nearly fifty years, Green has been accumulating model trains and the paraphernalia that goes with them. ”All of these trains were manufactured by a company called Bing,” he said. “I believe they went in business around 1860 or 1866; they stayed in business up until 1933.

He says he has more than 1,700 locomotives and cars, 700 stations, and thousands of accessories. ”In cataloguing the collection, I came up with 27,000 different items,” he said. “And I probably had another ten thousand” to catalog.

Read full story at: CBS News Sunday Morning
For more information: The World’s Greatest Toy and Train Collection Now At Sotheby’s

Become an IGRS Branch Line Member today! Get Directions to Samuelson’s Garden Center.

Editors' related picks:


Comments are closed.

IGRS Branch Line Members

Don Coleman
Dorothy Kreiger
Mike Hughes
Jane Paluchniak
Alex Appel
Tom Kreiger
Annemarie Riley
Al Gengler
IGRS Bull Moose Line
IGRS Bull Moose Line
Paul Volk
Elizabeth Gengler
Jonathon Creutzburg
Dave Besterman
David Ransom
George Sarver
Max Samuelson
IGRS Bull Moose Line
IGRS Bull Moose Line
IGRS Bull Moose Line
Corey Gardner
Patrick Hook
Dane Wallace
Patty Babcoke
Dave Casey
Karen Bachman
Philip Bachman
Richard Riley
Gary Babcoke
Roz Besterman
Gary Barneko
Marilyn Gossman
Fran Samuelson
Arv Gossman
Al Ankus
Dolly Hewlett

Thanks for dropping by! Interested in becoming an IGRS Member? See branch line membership application page. Need directions? See map for directions to Samuelson's Garden Center.


The Bull Moose Line
295 North State Rd. 2
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

Open to the Public
Saturdays 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
May through September (weather permitting)

Tel: 219-299-2996 or by Email. See map for directions.