Category Archives: Lionel

Taking Amtrak to Virginia, and a Subway to Westchester

Upon our return from Big Sis’s place in Virginia Beach in September, after a combined, oh, 19 or so hours on Amtrak, Little G was nearly inconsolable to no longer have his cousins around to play with. So we asked, half … Continue reading

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Mini Metro-North Trains Selling Well

There’s a well-done story about Lionel Train’s miniature take on the New York subway and Metro-North in the Stamford Advocate. The story suggests that toy trains might just be a hit this holiday season, as people harken back to simpler … Continue reading

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Thanks to Service Cuts, Lionel’s Subway Replica Slashed From Four Cars to Three

In its first shot at creating minature NYC subway trains, Lionel has pulled off a dead-on reproduction, reports the New York Times. [Lionel events manager Thomas C.] Nuzzo said the four cars look like the R-27 cars that went into … Continue reading

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Lionel Makes Metro-North Mini’s

If you’re the type that spends your entire 8:08 from Chappaqua ride talking about toy trains, here’s something for you. Lionel has issued a 25th-anniversary commemorative Metro-North toy train set. Selling for $280, the set includes one powered M-7 car … Continue reading

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