Railroad passes can be highly collectible, especially early passes (late 1800s/early 1900s) from rare railroads, those featuring attractive vignettes, or those signed by a notable or famous person. In the early days of rail travel, passes could be purchased, but were mainly given out to railroad executives, employees, family members and special guests. Generally printed on thick colored card stock paper, they could also take the form of ornate keychain-like tokens. Paper railroad passes generally featured the name of the holder, the date of issue, and the name of the railroad in an ornate type.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Railroadiana Online

Railroadiana Online

If you've ever wondered how to tell real from fake railroad china, or how brass baggage tags originated, this extre… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

1900 Eagles Mere Railroad Pass (eagles Mere Pa)3 Illinois Midland Railway Items-1882 Pass, 8 By 10 Photo-rppc-l.b. Achor In Cab1893 Railroad Pass. Texas, Sabine Valley & Northwestern Ry. "sabine Valley Road"Cleveland Electric Railway Co. Fare Tickets Stubs Passes8 Early 1868 To 1899 Railroad Pass & Ticket Lot Maine & N.h. & Ma. P&r, C&n, B&sAntique 1873 Northern Central Railway Company Railroad Pass R.r. Ticket1900 Williamsport & North Branch Railroad Employee PassAntique 1892 Barclay Railroad Co. R.r. Pass Ticket RailwayAntique 1871 Marietta & Pittsburgh Railroad R.r. Pass Ticket1905 Annual Pass Cumberland Valley Railroad Freight AgentOriginal 1916 Great Northern Express Railroad Ticket PassLot Of 9 Pere Marquette Railway Co. Agent Passes, Pre 1935Vintage Northern Pacific Railway Company Employe Pass 1910, 1911, 2 X 1912Southern Railway - 4 Passes - 1895-1897Antique 1890 Ohio & North Western Railroad R.r. Pass TicketWestern New York & Pennsylvania Railroad Pass - 1891Original 1894 Burlington Cedar Rapids Northern Railroad Iowa Rt Editorial PassAntique 1898 Cleveland Terminal & Valley Railroad Company R.r. PassSinnemahoning Valley Railroad Pass - 1889Columbia & Greenville Railroad Pass - 1894. Signed Samuel SpencerGroup - Southern Railway - Passes & Tickets - 1890sColorado & Southern Railway - Zephyr Trains Pass - 1946Denver Rio Grande & Western Rr - Weekend Pass - Ca. 1940?Charlotte Columbia & Auguista Railroad Pass - 1894. Signed Samuel Spencer1912 Georgia Southern & Florida Ry. Railroad Annual Pass ~ W.l. Mcgill & FamilyVintage 1896 Clemont & Marvin Creek Railroad Railway Pass 1929-30 Quebec Railway Light And Power Company Passes1929-30 The Niagara Gorge Railroad Company Tour Guide Passes1929 International Railway Company Tour Guide PassesRailway Tickets A Pass From Adelaide To Kirkcaldy In 1935 With The Old Sar1800s~north Pennsylvania Railroad Pass~jenkintown Pa~ Bound Brook Nj Rr #4Atsf 8036 C30+3 & Tofc Action On Cajon Pass, Ca 1986 35mm Railroad Slide1927 Puget Sound Electric Railway Pass Id Card Tacoma Seattle InterurbanMorning Sun Railroad Books, Louisville & Nashville Color Guide To Freight & PassTennessee Central Railroad Company 1913 PassSanta Fe Railway Dash8-40cw 830 + 3 Cajon Pass Ca Original Slide1946 Atlanta & West Point Railroad Annual Pass Free ShippingLos Angeles California Railway Ticket Pass Jan 29 - Feb 4 1939 Ballet Russe1945 Atlanta & West Point Railroad Annual Pass Free Shipping1870s~skillman Excursion Delaware & Bound Brook Rr Pass~switchback Pa~trenton#14(#120) Santa Fe Railroad Steam Train Cajon Pass Summit California 1910s PostcardPrr Pennsylvania Railroad 1963 Pass For Entire SystemPrr Pennsylvania Railroad 1951 Pass Over Entire SystemUnion Pacific Railroad 1942 Trip Pass To Lima, Mt From Kansas City, Mo (#118) Santa Fe Railroad Limited Train Going Up The Cajon Pass Ca 1910s PostcardColorado Co Vail Pass Eagle Rio Grande Railroad Postcard Old Vintage Card View