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Spend the Holiday Season with Lionel

Press Release

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

November 5, 2002

For Immediate Release

Spend the Holiday Season with Lionel

(Chesterfield, Mich.,) - What would the holiday season be without a trip to the Lionel Visitor’s Center? Come and experience the highly detailed, interactive model train display with friends and family, today! (Free to the public).

The adventure starts with a short video trip inside a train station fully equipped with benches and a railroad crossing signal. Lean all about the beginnings of Lionel and how our trains are manufactured.

Then, get ready to experience the seasonally decorated Visitor’s Center train room that includes over a dozen running trains, visitor controlled accessories and all the sights and sounds of a railroad community! See the smoke of the steam engines and hear the authentic whistles and bells of your favorite engine.

Make a stop at the Wall of History and meet the founder of Lionel, Joshua Lionel Cowen and discover memorabilia and artifacts from as early as 1900. As your travel down the wall you will see Lionel develop over century in the tradition it is today.

Adjoined to the Visitor’s Center is the Lionel gift shop offering a wide selection of trains and gifts from key chains and posters to boxcars and complete ready-to-run train sets. Don’t miss the limited edition Visitor’s Center Boxcar available exclusively at the gift shop.

The Lionel Visitor’s Center is free to the public and will add fun and excitement to anyone’s holiday season. Tours are by reservation only, so call today to experience the magic of Lionel trains!

For reservations, please call (586) 949-4100 x 1211.


Lionel L.L.C. is one of the world’s leading marketer 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.

Phone 586-949-4100 Fax 586-949-1013 WWW.LIONEL.COM