To say that the Thain and Uhrich Families were passionate about railroad history would be an understatement.
Rob Thain moved to Colorado in the mid 1960's to go to school at CU when he met Joane Uhrich and they got married. In the 70's they purchased the Rock Island RR station from Simla, CO, and moved it east of Strasburg, CO as the family home. Family businesses included the Uhrich Locomotive Works of Strasburg. Manufacture of live steam park and amusement trains, and full scale railroad restoration and parts; which is still in operation! On the Thain side was Rail Technical Services in Connecticut owned by Bruce Thain. Conducting trolley restoration from the 60's to 2017. Over the last 60 years they amassed one of the best railroad collections we have ever seen. This once in a lifetime collection is so large we are looking at several auctions just to do it the justice it deserves.
Auction #1 is an online auction featuring amazing railroad and New York Subway Collectibles, Porcelain railway signs, Locomotive headlights, Classic cars, O and HO gauge Railroad collection, Gold and Silver coins. Rare antiques, collectibles, and more!
Highlights include a 1928 Model A Ford Fodor, 1948 Studebaker Champion, 1970’s Grumman Canoe, 1960’s Cushman, gold coins and jewelry from the 1800’s to early 1900’s, Morgan and Peace silver dollars, Railroad patches and pins, Marklin HO gauge railroad cars, Berkshire brass O gauge trolley cars, incredible early porcelain Railway and Subway signs, roll up railway destination banners, Dinky and Tootsie toys, glass oil bottles, railroad signals and lights plus so many surprises for you to discover!
Pickup for items in Auction #1 will be at the Pacific Auction Warehouse In Longmont Colorado.
Auction #2 is in the works and will also be an online auction featuring one of the largest railroad book collections in the United States. Featuring hundreds of hard to find first editions, signed and personalized volumes, plus more great railroad collectibles!
Bridging between Auctions #1 and #2 will be a separate Online Field and Stream Auction featuring the families hunting and fishing items, ATV’s, plus more.
Whether it’s your first time or you’ve worked with us before, reach out today to learn more about setting up a new auction with us!