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Lionel United States Flag Boxcar to Benefit September 11th Fund
09/28/2001

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Julie A. Laird

Licensing & Communications Manager

(810) 949-4100 ext.1467

Lionel United States Flag Boxcar to Benefit September 11th Fund

CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI – September 28, 2001 – Lionel LLC joins the nation and the world in mourning the great loss of lives as a result of the tragic events of September 11. Lionel announced today that it will donate all profits from the Lionel United States Flag Boxcar to the September 11th Fund. This fund is a national fundraising effort to raise money for people affected by the disaster in all parts of the United States.

"As a 100-year-old American institution and in keeping with the American spirit, we wanted to help heal lives, families and shattered communities," said Richard N. Maddox, president of Lionel LLC. "The American spirit cannot be defeated by acts of unspeakable violence and this boxcar is a symbol of our nation’s pride and courage."

This United States Flag Boxcar (Item # 6-26777) proudly displays our nation’s colors of red, white and blue with illuminated stars. The limited edition boxcar features modular die-cast trucks, magnetic couplers and a metal brake wheel. It is immediately available and can be purchased in person at the Lionel Visitor’s Center in Chesterfield, Michigan, by calling 1-800-628-6202 or online at http://www.lionel.com/Store/FindexFlag.cfm for $59.95. The boxcars are available on a first come, first serve basis. All profits from past purchases of the boxcar, which was initially introduced in August, 2001 will also be donated to the September 11th Fund.

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