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Families were the story behind electric trains

Parents and children built the hobby and everything in it

So often the fun started with Dad

Two families among many where fathers passed down a love of trains

One great layout satisfied two generations of builders

Don and Cody Leavel just keep on improving their O gauge railroad

Four generations of train lovers

The Galuchie family has run Lionel since 1936

Mom switched one boy from Flyer to Lionel

John Korajczyk’s mother led him to three rails

Grandfathers wrote the “prescription for happiness”

They remembered their favorite toys

Bridging generations with a Flyer layout

How one grandfather shares his hobby

Finally, twin sets for Dad and his son

Lionel packaged Super O and HO trains together in 1960

Families selling and fixing trains

Brothers, husbands and wives, and fathers and son welcomed everyone

Lady Lionel is 63 years young

Celebrating the landmark Girl’s Train and its diverse descendants

One family still honoring Lionel’s ties to New Jersey

The DiTrolio family has influenced the line since the 1930s

The family that built the incredible Roadside America

One man, his wife, and their children created a landmark O gauge display

Lionel helped kids get the trains they wanted

Persuading Pop — and Mom — required a little assistance

A layout that never left postwar Brooklyn

Carmine Sabatasso built a display like it’s still 1957

Soda pop and toy trains fulfilled postwar dreams

Ads for 7-Up highlighted family

Dads and brothers reach out to the kids of Rochester

Landmark O gauge display built for less-fortunate kids

 

Also in this issue:

INTRODUCING FFAMILIES AND ELECTRIC TRAINS, pg. 7
A special publication to capture the essence of our hobby

FOUR HOBBYISTS REMEMBER PLAYING TRAINS WITH THEIR DADS, pg. 88