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Lionel Announces Live Acela Special Web Event

Press Release

March 9, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Cara Lynn Orchard(586) 949-4100
Lionel Announces Live Acela Special Web Event
Lionel is teaming up with O Gauge Railroading for live chat
(Chesterfield, Mich.,) - Lionel Product Manager Todd Wagner and Associate Product Manager Dana Kawala will be live in a special web event hosted by O Gauge Railroading (OGR) on Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. EST. to answer questions on the upcoming premier Lionel train, the Acela.

Collectors and enthusiasts, alike, can join the chat for what can only be described as the most unique, advanced and highly featured model train ever offered. The Lionel Acela is designed from hundreds of Bombardier blueprints covering every detail of each car and locomotive, inside and out.

"There are a lot of questions be circulated about the details of the Acela and who better to provide the right answers?" said Product Manager Todd Wagner. "We have spent years studying and researching it [Acela] to make a Lionel model and we are excited to talk about it."

The live chat will last approximately one hour and will be moderated by O Gauge Railroading magazinePublisher, Rich Melvin.To participate or view, visit and follow the links to this special web event. Please note you must be a registered member of the O Gauge Railroading On-Line Forum. If you are not yet a member, you can register at The number of on-line seats available for this special event is limited.

For more information on the Lionel Acela, including new 3-D Computer Aid Design renderings, please visit today!


Lionel L.L.C. is one of the world’s leading marketers of model trains and accessories. Established in 1900, the Lionel name is the most widely recognized brand in the toy train industry and one of the most recognized brands in America. Lionel has been at the center of every major innovation in toy train manufacturing and marketing since its inception.

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