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Year 2000 Releases

Little Lionel-"TTT" Award

12/01/2000
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Lionel is pleased to announce that "Toy Tips Trusted" (TTT) has awarded the Little Lionel Playset with their mark of approval, tested and conducted by the Toy Research Institute in the College of Education at the University of Missouri.

The Union Pacific Challenger

10/19/2000
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With scale detail far surpassing any model train today, Lionel introduces “The Union Pacific Challenger,” and brings to the model train industry a locomotive like no other.

"What Lionel Means To Me"

10/15/2000
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As part of the Lionel centennial celebration, Americans are invited to tell how its trains and accessories have brought happiness, joy, fun and excitement to their family, relatives or friends.

New Marketing VP at Lionel

10/03/2000
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John W. Brady has joined Lionel as Vice President of Marketing.

Lionel Centennial

02/13/2000
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One hundred years ago, a New York inventor named Joshua Lionel Cowen stumbled upon an idea that would change the toy industry for the next century.

Lionel Shares Technology with Atlas, K-Line and Weaver Models

02/13/2000
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Lionel to license TrainMaster Command Control and RailSounds technology.