The collection includes manuscripts of articles written by Martin for various model railroading magazines, photographs, slides, rail-related books, and correspondence.
Consists of a run of Trains magazine, 1955-2012.
Included in the collection are informal individual and group photographs of Louisville and Nashville Railroad personnel, dating from 1974. There are also two photographs of the Covington rail yard from 1963 and 1970, and a set of 8 boilermakers' tools with a display rack.
Four digital photographs of Pennsylvania Lines trains at Louisville, Kentucky, shot by Robert Saxon. They are identified as "Train 327 Gotham Ltd., Pennsylvania Lines, Ohio River Bridge," "Train 326, Pennsylvania Lines, PCC & St.L, 8534 E-2b 4-4-2," "Pennsylvania Lines, 7972 E-2c 4-4-2," and "Train 326. Clagg [Class?] Tower. 40 R5C. Pennsylvania Lines, 7972 E-2c 4-4-2, Ohio River Bridge."
Records of the South Western Car Company, consisting primarily of correspondence around orders of railroad cars and related material. Railroads involved in the correspondence include the Indianapolis, Bloomington & Western Railway; the Jeffersonville, Madison & Indianapolis Railroad; and the Indiana & Illinois Central Railway.