Huge railroad collection on the block in Texas, Feb. 16

ALVARADO, Texas – The private railroad collection of Temple, Texas, resident Sammy Houston will go on the auction block Saturday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m., at the Old Settlers Reunion Building in Alvarado.

A much-anticipated auction by all collectors of railroad memorabilia, the Houston collection spans more than 50 years. Nurturing a passion for trains since the age of 10, and coming from a railroad family, Houston went on to amass this huge collection. He was a railroad man himself and devoted 42 years of his life with the Santa Fe Railroad of Temple, Texas – simply put, there was nothing he liked better!

Andy’s Antiques, owned by Andy Franks and his wife Sharon, have conducted many auctions in the Lone Star State for more than 30 years. trainclr AT 2-13.jpgAndy uses the Old Settlers Reunion Building because of its central location and its landmark status. It’s located 20 miles south of Ft. Worth, on I-35.

Sammy Houston with several favorite pieces from his collection, on the block at Andy’s Auction, Feb. 16.

The collection includes more than 500 pieces, from rare Up-Down Indicator watches to the Brass Bell of a 100 Class Engine, from railroad lamps, signs, clocks, caps, hats and more.

In the conjunction with this railroad collection, Andy’s Antiques will also offer a large assortment of antique furniture, clocks, lamps and glassware from estates in Central Texas on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m.

For more information, call 254-744-2112 or go online to