Lionel VISION Line
Grand Central Terminal
In 2005, Lionel worked with the craftsmen and artisans of TW Design to design and create the New York
Transit Museum’s Annual Holiday Train Show Display at Grand Central Terminal.
The emotional centerpiece of this exciting and popular
display was an homage to the “Cathedral of Train Terminals”
– Grand Central Terminal – a massive 31 ½” x 18” x 15 ½”
model of this American railroading icon.
The impressive creation successfully captured the essence
of the structure’s Beaux Arts design and Jules-Alexis
Coutan’s 42nd Street façade, albeit with simplified details
more appropriate to a toy train layout. Since the opening
of the Transit Museum’s display, the recurring question has
been “When will Lionel offer its own version of this unique
This year, Lionel is pleased to offer a one-time-only, limited
edition of this exciting structure for the discriminating toy
train collectors and operator.
The item will be numbered and hand-built by TW Design
right here in the USA. The Terminal will include interior
illumination and will be secured to a base incorporating a
¼-scale stair-step around the perimeter. Terminal notches
allow for Lionel Station Platforms (not included) to be
placed with sidings at the rear of the terminal. The base is
removable, and the structure can be placed atop an elevated
platform servicing railyards below as seen on the original
- Medium-density fiberboard construction
- Frosted plexiglass windows and doors
- Cast resin detailing
- Interior lighting
- Size: 31 ½” x 18”x 15 ½”
- Weight: 38 lbs.
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