Auction Status: Closed

Auction opens: Friday, December 27, 2019

Auction closed: Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 10:00pm ET; 9:00pm CT; 8:00pm MT; 7:00pm PT
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This my 106th Auction is dedicated to some dear friends and fellow collectors who have gone before us.

In Memory of Warren M. Scholl
April 13, 1942 – July 28, 2019

“Warren’s passion was all things railroading, particularly the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway. During high school and after graduation, he worked at a hobby shop in Chicago, eventually owning one himself. In 1964 he was drafted and went into the Army, serving two years in an artillery battery in Germany. There, he met up with a fellow railroad enthusiast and they spent their off-duty hours “chasing” trains around the German countryside. He was honorably discharged in 1966, returning to Chicago and his hobby shop work. In 1978 he was hired as a switchman on the Santa Fe. He worked his way up to engineer and eventually became a full-time training instructor. He retired in 2011 but continued to teach railroad safety training as a contractor, training various short line railroads and grain facilities handling trains.” Warren is survived by his wife Susan, sisters Marjorie Vaccaro and Joan Scholl, nephew Michael; sons David & Brian Scholl and granddaughter Allison Scholl all of Chicago. For those of you who were fortunate enough to have known Warren personally you know what a respected and well-liked collector and friend he was. His great smile and kind demeanor were infectious, and he will be sorely missed by his family, friends and fellow rail enthusiasts. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society His love of everything Santa Fe is evident in the pieces that I have been entrusted to showcase over the next several auctions. So, as you peruse this issue you will know that you are carrying on his legacy in adding some of his treasures to your own collections.

In Memory of Todd Alan Kettwig
August 12, 1967 – May 20, 2013

“Officer Todd Alan Kettwig grew up with a love of trains and the California Highway Patrol. Todd graduated from DeLaSalle High School in 1986 and attended Diablo Valley College, obtaining an associate degree in 1988. He graduated from the California Highway Patrol Academy on October 25, 1990, serving as the Gold Run Area public information officer. Prior to his assignment to Gold Run, Todd was assigned to Central Los Angeles, Oakland, South Sacramento, Truckee, and Ukiah (Fort Bragg Resident Post.). Todd touched many people both professionally and personally. He will forever be remembered as a man who lived with a pure heart full of love.” Todd leaves behind his wife Karie, daughters MacKenzie & Megan, his parents Ken & Sue as well as his brother Darin. Bill & I over the years have become friends with so many fellow collectors and Todd & his family were certainly included in this. We shared some fun times outside of the hobby as families and those memories will always be cherished. Todd passed way too young but left an amazing legacy for his girls. His wife Karie has entrusted me to help pass on his love of railroad history to the next line of caretakers. This auction features many amazing relics that Todd collected over the years. So again, this is an opportunity to add some historic pieces to your own collection.

In closing I do want to wish everyone the best for this Holiday season and hoping that 2020 will bring continued good health and happiness to everyone. Thank you all once again for your continued patronage and support.

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