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Military & Space

In the later 1950's, train sales started to decline throughout the entire hobby. Trains were seen as mundane, if not boring and interest in fast cars, air travel and space exploration was starting to explode. In an effort to capitalize on this change of interest, Lionel began to offer trains with military and space themes, components and graphics. For Lionel, this expanded focus started around 1958 and continued through the mid to late 1960's.

Throughout the past 70+ years, Lionel collectors have dubbed these trains, motive power and accessories into a category known as Lionel's "Space & Military" series. Many of the items within this series have delicate parts that are prone to damage or loss due to improper handling or in some cases, just regular usage. Locating complete and undamaged original Lionel trains and accessories has proven to be difficult.

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