Lionel Quality Electric Trains
Free U.S. Savings Bond Transport Car!
10/24/2002

Press Release

Contact: Cara Lynn Orchard (586) 949-4100 x 1572

October 24,2002

For Immediate Release

Catch the Spirit with a Free U.S. Savings Bond Car

(Chesterfield, Mich.,) – In the spirit of patriotism Lionel is announcing an exclusive offer to its Lionel RailRoader Club (LRRC) and Century Club II (CCII) members. Club members are entitled to a free, limited edition U.S. Savings Bond Transport car if they purchase a qualifying Lionel item between October 1, 2002 and December 31, 2002.

Purchase any of the following items from a Lionel Authorized Value Added Dealer and receive a free U.S. Savings Bond Transport car!

6-14164 Band Shell 

 6-14171 Rocking Boat

6-14544 Southern E-6 A-A Set                                            

6-18292 Chessie System U30C

6-18295 Conrail SD-80                                                          

6-18296 CSX SD-80

6-18297 New York Central SD-80                                      

 6-18298 Union Pacific Desert Victory SD-40-2

6-18516 Phantom III Engine                                               

6-24135 Lighthouse

6-28530 Northern Pacific S-4 Switcher                             

6-28531 Santa Fe S-2 Switcher

6-28532 Lehigh Valley S-2 Switcher                                 

6-28533 Seaboard S-4 Switcher

6-28536 Rock Island GP7                                                  

  6-31701 Boys Set

6-31704 Chicago & Alton Passenger Set                       

6-38021 LionMaster Western Pacific Challenger

6-38022 LionMaster Western Maryland Challenger    

 6-38023 LionMaster Union Pacific Challenger

"We value our Lionel RailRoader Club and Century Club II members and want to reward them for their loyalty to the Lionel brand," said Lionel Vice President of Marketing, John W. Brady. "This is an exclusive opportunity for members to add a unique and patriotic car to their collections. Hopefully this will be the start of a string of future promotional offers for our club members only."

Members can redeem the offer by sending in a completed a coupon (or copy of coupon) found in the 2002 Fall Issue of Lionel Railroader Club Inside Track newsletter (issue # 98) along with the original, dated sales receipt with purchase location to receive the offer. All fulfillment requests must be postmarked no later then January 15, 2003. This offer is available to current LRRC and CCII members in good standing. Limit one-redemption per membership identification number.

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