Since I first arrived at Lionel in late 2004, I've been intrigued with the idea of reissuing a series of affordable, authentic Lionel classic postwar engines and rolling stock, made only in conventional mode, and as true to their original condition and characteristics as possible.
I'm pleased to announce that in our next catalog, which will be released this August, we will be re-issuing the first in a three year series of the very pieces on which Lionel built its reputation for excellence, innovation and authenticity.
Our line of Conventional Classics engines will utilize the actual original tooling whenever possible and will be equipped with legendary Lionel Pullmor motors and the patented Magne-Traction system. Our authentic freight cars and passenger cars will feature postwar-style die-cast trucks. And true to their storied predecessors, they will be accurately decorated, utilizing authentic road names, the "LIONEL LINES" name, and the original "BUILT BY LIONEL" markings.
Best of all, the new Conventional Classics line will be moderately priced, and among the most affordable products we offer. To kick off the program, we're releasing four of your favorite sets…
#2124W Brunswick GG-1 Passenger set with Madison cars (1947)
…plus these iconic add-on items:
"Sager Place" Observation Car - the perfect add-on to the GG-1 set
…in addition to these rare, memorable locomotives:
#2340 5-stripe Tuscan GG-1
And this is only the beginning. Throughout the next several years, we will add to this new collection of Lionel favorites, all true to their historical predecessors and offered at prices that won't break the bank. We hope you'll agree…it's the perfect time to rediscover what first got you hooked on Lionel!