Acknowledgments

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The authors would like to thank the following: the Ohio Historical Society for its willing response; the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library for its promptness; Lew Schneider of AntiqueToys.com for his insightful suggestion; the Batesville Area Historical Society of Batesville, Ind.; and Dr. Robert T. Rhode for sharing his passion and his support.

We also wish to thank Dr. Bruce Babcock for sharing his vast knowledge so openly and happily; and we extend to librarian Jan Athey of the Toy Train Reference Library and the Train Collectors Assn. our deepest thanks for her exceedingly thorough and prompt response.