The trade catalog collection contains product information for close to 1,000 manufacturers and suppliers to the industry. Every conceivable item relating to the construction, operation and maintenance of railroads can be found in trade catalogs. Typical documents include specifications, parts and operating manuals, advertising literature, and sales catalogs.
Trade catalogs are arranged in alphabetical order by the corporate name of the manufacturer or supplier. To date publications for only a few corporate entities have been entered into a database.