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Lionel Trains of the 1960s

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Incredible diversity in great sets

Quantity and quality were still there even after Mr. Cowen left

Handful of rare and unique items

A panorama of one-of-a-kind items

Wonders in advance catalogs and gift packs

Excellent O-27 and Super O outfits thrilled everyone

Clever marketing to reach all buyers

Lots of fun in cataloged and promotional sets

Fascinating and unknown uncataloged outfits

Meticulous research has helped solve lingering mysteries

Super O and promotional outfits offered gems

Superb engines and rolling stock remained to be enjoyed

O gauge returns with a roar

Promotional outfits and O-27 sets still sell

Trains starred – and crashed! – on television

Trains were part of the entertainment on The Addams Family

Entertaining and colorful sets

Plenty to fill cataloged and promotional outfits

Growing variety of promotional and O gauge sets

A challenging market drives innovation

Reducing the number of all outfits

Concern about the future blended with disappointment

More going on than might be imagined

Down to more than a pair of train sets

Ending the postwar era on a positive note 92

More sets and key models conclude the postwar saga

Also in this issue:

AN APPRECIATION FOR AN IMPERFECT DECADE, pg. 7
Lionel faced commercial and internal challenges in the 1960s

THE 1960s – A DECADE OF HOPE AND UNCERTAINTY, pg. 8
Struggles to succeed in an unpredictable market

STARS OF 1960, pg. 22
3535 operating security car with rotating searchlight
3376 Bronx Zoo operating giraffe car

STARS OF 1961, pg. 30
2359 Boston & Maine GP9 road diesel
3509 automatic satellite launching car

STARS OF 1962, pg. 44
6413 Mercury capsule carrying car
6463 rocket fuel double-dome tank car

STARS OF 1963, pg. 46
6407 flatcar with missile
6469 liquefied gas tank car

STAR OF 1965, pg. 71
6651 shell launching car

STARS OF 1966, pg. 78
6464-375 Central of Georgia boxcar
6431 piggyback car with trailers and tractor

STARS OF 1967, pg. 85
6464 boxcars with brass doors

STAR OF 1969, pg. 99
645 Union Pacific NW2 diesel switcher