Welcome to the Lionel Trains Library – a website created to assist you in learning, viewing and understanding Lionel trains produced during their heyday: 1945 - 1969. In addition to the common variation of all engines, rolling stock, cabooses, passenger cars, and accessories sold by Lionel, we also highlight some of the odd or unusual items produced for many of the trains. Our objective is to construct a website that is robust, easy to use and informative as you learn about the products made by one of the most famous toy companies in the world during a glorious but challenging era.
We invite you to stroll down memory lane as you are rewarded with thousands of photos of the wonderful trains and accessories that you may have had as a kid – or wished you could have had when growing up. We also encourage you to e-mail us with feedback as to how close we are achieving our goal.
Please note, the items described in the underlying pages on this website are not available for sale on this website.
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