Looking back, it is easy to see 1958 was the beginning of a decade long decline for the original Lionel Corporation. At the time, thought, it appeared as if Lionel was simply keeping up with the interest of the general public.
On the train front, all O Gauge outfits were replaced by Super-O sets. Additionally, numerous space and military themed locomotives, rolling stock and accessories were introduced into the Lionel product line. All of these being a far cry from the quality and durability produced by Lionel simply a few years earlier.
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