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Houghton's Railcovers

Houghton's RailImages
Railroad Matchcover Collection

Largest on-line railroad matchcover website!

Welcome to the NEW home of my Railroad Match cover web site, now hosted by
This is where you will view a by-gone era of railroad advertising and art work. This site is a work in progress. I currently have approximately 2000+ covers and matchbooks in my collection and there are others out there who even have more.
 I don't think anyone really knows how many railroad matchcovers still survive. I do know that there are probably hundreds if not thousands of covers that I don't have!

If you have any covers that I don't have here and would like to sell or trade them
for something that I have extras of please contact me and maybe we can work something out.

If your not interested in parting with the covers that you have maybe you can send me a good scan if you have something that is not shown here and I can add it along with a note stating who's collection it is from.

Click on a railroad name below to view the match cover(s) for that road.
I have posted multiple views including the backs of the covers when there is something there.
I do have covers from all of the roads listed below and as time permits I will scan them and add the links so you can view them.

This is a work in progress when I have available time.



I hope you enjoy viewing them!

If you have any comments please feel to email me at
Houghton's RailImages


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Railroad Matchbook Sets

Akron, Canton & Youngstown Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Penn Central Railroad
Alabama, Tennessee & Northern Edaville RR - S. Carver, MA Peoria & Pekin Union Railway 
Alaska Railroad EJ&E Railway Pere Marquette 
Algoma Central Erie Railroad  Phila. Trans. Co. Trolley / WWII
Alton Railroad Co. Fairmont Railway Motors, Inc. Pittsburgh & West Virginia Rwy 
American Car & Foundry (A.C.F.) Fernwood, Columbia & Gulf RR Quanah, Acme & Pacific Rwy 
American-European Express Florida East Coast  
American Locomotive Co. ALCO Frankfort & Cincinnati RR Railway Express Agency 
Amtrak Frisco Reading Lines / New Jesery Central
Ann Arbor Railroad

GE - General Electic

Ashley, Drew & Northern Rwy General Motors - EMD  
Atlantic Coast Line Genesee & Wyoming RF&P
Atlantic & Danville Railroad Georgia RR / A&W / W. Ry of A. Rock Island
Atlantic & East Carolina Rwy Grand Trunk Railway  Roscoe, Snyder & Pacific Rwy
Atlantic & North Carolina RR Great Northern Railway Rutland Railway
Atlanta & St. Andrews Bay Rwy    
Assoc. of American Railroads

Green Bay & Western 

Santa Fe Railway
Auto Train Gulf, Mobile & Northern R.R. Scranton Railway Company 
Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton (BLH) Gulf, Mobile & Ohio  Seaboard Air Line & SCL
Baltimore & Ohio Illinois Central Soo Line
Bangor & Aroostook Illinois Terminal  
Barre & Chelsea RR (Vermont) Jersey Central Lines Southern Pacific 
Belfast & Moosehead Lake Kanas City Southern  Southern Railway 
Beseemer & Lake Erie Lackawanna Railroad  Spokane, Portland & Seattle
Boston & Maine Lehigh & Hudson River Railroad Springfield Suburban RR Co.
BC RAIL & Pacific Great Eastern Lehigh Valley Railroad St. Louis Southwestern Railway 
British Railways Litchfield & Madison Railway  Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia
B.of L.E. & B.of R.R. Trainmen Long Island Railroad  Tennessee Central Railway
Burlington Northern Louisville & Arkansas Rwy Texas & Pacific Railway
California Western Railroad Louisville & Nashville Toledo, Peoria & Western
Canadian General Transit Co. Milwaukee Road Union Pacific Railroad
Canadian National Railway Misc Railroad Related Covers VIA Rail
Canadian Pacific Railway

Mississippi Export Railroad

Virginian Railway 
Central of Georgia Railway Missouri - Kansas - Texas  Wabash
Central Vermont Railway Missouri Pacific  West Virginia Rail Company 
Charles City Western Rwy  Monon Western Maryland
Chattahoochee Valley Rwy Mount Washington Cog RR Western Pacific
Chesapeake & Ohio

N.C.& St.L

Chicago, Attica and Sou New Haven Railroad  Wichita Falls & Southern RR Co.
CB&Q / Burlington Zephyrs New York Central  Wisconsin & Michigan Railroad 
Chicago & Eastern Illinois New York, Chicago & St. Louis

Newest Additions
Chicago & Illinois Midland

New York, Ontario & Western

Added to PRR 12/25/14

Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee Norfolk & Western Railway

Added to Virginian RR 12/25/14

Chicago & North Western Norfolk Southern (Original)

Updated & Added to WM 12/29

Chicago South Shore & South Bend Norfolk Southern (Current)

Added to WF&S 12/26/14

 Chicago Great Western Railway

North Shore Line 

Added to CNJ 1/1/15

Columbus & Greenville Rwy 

Northeast Oklahoma Railroad

Added Illinois Terminal 1/2/15

Delaware & Hudson Railway Northern Pacific Railway

Re-did & added to F&C 1/3/15

Denver & Rio Grande Western  Ontario Northland

Re-did FEC 1/16/15

Detroit & Mackinac Railway Pacific Electric Railway

Added Illinois Central 1/31/15

Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Rwy Pennsylvania Railroad 

Added N.C.&St.L 2/23/15

Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range    

Last updated on June 4, 2021

A lot of the logos and heralds plus most of the railroad fonts that you see on this web site were created by Benn Coifman using his railroad fonts. I highly recommend that you visit his site and help support his font creations by buying some of the fonts that he has to offer. They are well worth the money! I bought the entire package or as Benn calls it the
"Whole Ball o' Wax".


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