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Year 2001 Releases

Hobo Express Train Set is QVC Exclusive

11/01/2001
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Lionel will be featured on the QVC Train Collectors Junction show on Sunday, November 4th.

Lionel Receives New Area Code

09/19/2001
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Lionel Receives New Area Code

QVC Lionel Train Set Offer

08/31/2001
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Lionel Train Set Offered Exclusively on QVC

Lionel Announces the Acquisition of IC Controls, Inc.

07/26/2001
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Lionel is pleased to announce the acquisition of IC Controls, Inc. and the services of Lou Kovach, former President and and owner of IC Controls.

Lionel to Host Historical Factory Toy Auction

06/14/2001
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Lionel will offer many of its legendary products in an auction on July 11-13, 2001 at the Lionel factory, featuring surplus products, service parts and vintage promotional materials.

Lionel Licensing Keeps Growing

08/12/2001
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Over 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 Announces Final Locomotive Produced

05/09/2001
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In answer to questions asked by train hobbyists at the York, PA train meet, Lionel recently announced that the final locomotive made in the United States will be the 6-28074 Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 Berkshire, #759.

Lionel Train Set Offered Exclusively on QVC

04/20/2001
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Coming in May, Lionel will be featured on the QVC Train Collectors Junction Show. Offered exclusively on QVC, the Santa Fe Shell® Oil Company Tank Car Set will be available May 10th at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Lionel Receives a 2000 Outstanding Website Award

04/09/2001
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Lionel has been honored with the Most Effective in Continual Website Improvement Award by the National Association of Manufacturers for the year 2000.

Lionel Website Receives Top 5 Ranking

03/23/2001
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Lionel is awarded the top five ranking in Model Retailer’s website review of hobby-industry related sites

What Lionel Means to Me Essay Winners

03/15/2001
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And the winners are...

New Electronics Meeting

03/07/2001
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Recently Richard Kughn, Chairman Emeritus and part owner of Lionel, Richard Maddox, President and COO of Lionel and Neil Young, musician and part owner of Lionel met together for a planning session and review of new electronics for Lionel.

Lionel Launches Product Navigator

02/11/2001
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Lionel launches Product Navigator, an online database to connect users with Lionel product.

Lionel Announces the Hiawatha and LionMaster

02/11/2001
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Lionel is proud to introduce the classic tinplate Hiawatha in Standard Gauge as well as LionMasterTM, a new product line, proportioned for smaller train layouts.

Little Lionel Announces Crossing Gate and Arch Bridge

02/11/2001
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Paired with the relaunch of Little Lionel play sets, Lionel introduces two new accessories, the Arch Bridge and the Crossing Gate, adding more fun to any Little Lionel play set. These colorful and easy-to-build play sets and accessories offer excitement and creativity for all children, aged three and up

Lionel Plant Closing

02/01/2001
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Lionel management made a recommendation to, and The Board of Directors of Lionel LLC has approved, a decision to terminate the Chesterfield, Michigan manufacturing operations.

Lionel Announces Enhanced Online Dealer Locator

01/15/2001
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Lionel, L.L.C. has launched an upgraded value added dealer locator program on their website, making it easier to bring Lionel trains to the consumer.