Lionel Quality Electric Trains
Parents' Choice Award Winner

Press Release

Contact: Cara Lynn Orchard

(586) 949-4100 x 1572

January 7, 2003

For Immediate Release

Area 51 Alien Recovery Set

Receives Parents’ Choice Award

(Chesterfield, Mich.,) – Lionel is proud to announce that the Area 51 Alien Recovery train set is a Winter 2002 Parents' Choice Approved Award Winner.

The Parents' Choice Awards Committee, comprised of moms, dads, teachers, performing artists, librarians, and kids search out and recommend products that help kids grow - imaginatively, physically, morally and mentally - fairly priced products that are fun, safe and socially sound.

"We are very pleased that the Area 51 Alien Recovery train set has been recognized as a Parents’ Choice Approved Award Winner," said Product Manager Eric Shreffler."We strive to make products that are driven by imagination, are educational, and are fun for the whole family. It is wonderful for such a choice Foundation to honor us for such accomplishments."

Established in 1978, Parents' Choice Foundation is the nation's oldest not-for-profit evaluator of children's books, videos, toys, audios, computer software, television, and magazines. The Foundation's mission is to provide parents with information to participate wisely in their children's learning.

Introduced in 2002 the Lionel Area 51 Alien Recovery train set includes an Alco FA locomotive, hovering UFO car, operating radar car, glowing tank car, searchlight caboose, 8 pieces of straight and 8 pieces of curved O-27 track and an 40 watt transformer. This highly detailed black and green train set is full extra terrestrial activity – a close encounter of a Lionel kind.

For more information on the Lionel Area 51 Alien Recovery Car please visit Lionel at or stop by your Lionel Authorized Value Added Dealer, today!


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.

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