Houghton's RailImages
Railroad Matchcover Collection

Largest on-line railroad matchcover website!

Welcome to my Railroad Match cover web site were 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
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.


I received a notice from Comcast stating that they will be deleting all web pages that are hosted on their domain by October 8, 2015.

Apparently Comcast can't SCREW their customers enough by charging high rates for their inferior Internet and cable service so now they are going to delete everyone's personal web pages so that their customers will get less value for their money and ofcourse they are not offering to lower the internet & cable bill (silly of me to even think of that).

I hope to find another place where I can move this site to before they do delete it.
Because this is a labor of love so to speak I can't afford to moved it to a commercial hosting site that will charge me.
(I don't make any money from this site)

If I am not successful in finding a new home by October 8, 2015 this site will cease to exist unfortunately. 

I want to thank the over 20,000 folks who have stopped by at least once to view my match cover web site and do over 60,000 page views!

Ken Houghton
Houghton's RailImages



I hope you enjoy viewing them!

If you have any comments please feel to email me at
Houghton's RailImages
or you can chat with me using Skype if I'm online.
My Skype id is railimages


I have just started a blog at http://railcovers.blogspot.com/ for those of you that would like to leave comments or suggestions!
Check it out..... nothing fancy...


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Not matchcover related, just a plug for my other railroad websites.
I have two other railroad websites that contain railroad photos for viewing,
PLUS I am now offering railroad color prints and enlargements for sale which are great for modeling or just to add to your collection.

You can check the photos that I'm selling at this link.

Houghton's RailImages Photos

My other sites are:
Houghton's RailImages - New England & Beyond

and just plain
 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 Railway 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 South Shore Line
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

N.C.& St.L

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

Newest Additions
Chicago & Eastern Illinois

New York, Ontario & Western

Added to PRR 12/25/14

Chicago & Illinois Midland Norfolk & Western Railway

Added to Virginian RR 12/25/14

Chicago & North Western Norfolk Southern (Original)

Updated & Added to WM 12/29

Chicago Great Western Railway Norfolk Southern (Current)

Added to WF&S 12/26/14

 Columbus & Greenville Rwy 

North Shore Line 

Added to CNJ 1/1/15

Delaware & Hudson Railway Northeast Oklahoma Railroad

Added Illinois Terminal 1/2/15

Denver & Rio Grande Western  Northern Pacific Railway

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

Detroit & Mackinac Railway Ontario Northland

Re-did FEC 1/16/15

Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Rwy Pacific Electric Railway

Added Illinois Central 1/31/15

Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Pennsylvania Railroad 

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

Last updated on February 23, 2015

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 Railfonts.com 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".