Minton Cronkhite

Discussion in 'G / O / S Scale Model Trains' started by MidnightRR, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. MidnightRR

    MidnightRR Member

    I am looking for any and all information about O-scale model railroader Minton Cronkhite. He built several well-known layouts in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, as well as the original "Museum & Santa Fe Railway" exhibit at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. I've written a history of that layout with some biographical info on Minton at my website,, but I want to go deeper.

    If you have old photos of Minton or his models you'd be willing to share, or have any personal experience with the M&SF, if you're one of the people who bought any of the Museum's rolling stock, locos, or structures when they auctioned them on eBay, or if you know how I might contact any of his family, I would very much like to hear from you. Shoot me an e-mail at
    Thanks for your help!

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