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Lionel’s no. 700E scale Hudson locomotive

Lionel’s no. 700E scale Hudson locomotive

The latest video by Roger Carp, senior editor at Classic Toy Trains magazine, focuses on...

Lionel’s no. 397 coal loader

Lionel’s no. 397 coal loader

Lionel’s no. 397 coal loader In 1948, Lionel introduced a new coal loader that needed...

Wonderful warbonnet: Lionel’s no. 11739 “The Super Chief” set

Wonderful warbonnet: Lionel’s no. 11739 “The Super Chief” set

CTT’s Hal Miller has a look at Lionel’s no. 11739 Santa Fe “The Super Chief”...

Lionel’s no. 6417 porthole caboose

Lionel’s no. 6417 porthole caboose

Lionel’s model of the Pennsylvania RR’s N5c caboose has been a favorite since it was...

Lionel no. 362 barrel loader

Lionel no. 362 barrel loader

The year 1952 was a spectacular one for Lionel operating toy train accessories. An enduring...

Lionel No. 97 Remote Control Coal Elevator

Lionel No. 97 Remote Control Coal Elevator

Professor Roger Carp discusses the origin and evolution of the vintage Lionel Trains motor-driven coal...

Trains.com Holiday Party: A Train Set from Christmas Past, Episode 5

Trains.com Holiday Party: A Train Set from Christmas Past, Episode 5

As CTT Editor Hal Miller shares, getting a toy train set up and running for...

Exploring Lionel trains of the 1950s: Questions and Answers

Exploring Lionel trains of the 1950s: Questions and Answers

Classic Toy Trains Senior Editor Roger Carp held court in a Facebook Live event on...

Exploring Lionel trains of the 1950s: Illuminated Station Platform No. 157

Exploring Lionel trains of the 1950s: Illuminated Station Platform No. 157

Classic Toy Trains Senior Editor Roger Carp held court in a Facebook Live event on...

Exploring Lionel Trains of the 1950s: Lionel caboose No. 6257

Exploring Lionel Trains of the 1950s: Lionel caboose No. 6257

Classic Toy Trains Senior Editor Roger Carp held court in a Facebook Live event on...

Toy Trains for the Holidays

Toy Trains for the Holidays

What do you get if you combine the talents of Classic Toy Trains magazine and...

Lionel’s 3666 Minuteman–and cannon–boxcar

Lionel’s 3666 Minuteman–and cannon–boxcar

The September 2014 issue's Collectible Classic discusses this interesting boxcar. Joe Algozzini provides detailed information...

Vintage video footage of a Lionel showroom layout

Vintage video footage of a Lionel showroom layout

Lucky youngsters from the 1920s to the 1960s were privileged to visit Lionel's showroom  in...

Focus On Classics with Roger Carp

Focus On Classics with Roger Carp

Our "Collecting" section of ClassicToyTrains.com is hosted by Senior Editor Roger Carp who is excited...