The Team at Lionel was
saddened to learn of the passing of Richard Kughn. As the former owner and CEO
of Lionel from 1986 – 1995, Mr. Kughn is credited with shepherding in some of the biggest advancements
in technology that Lionel and the model train industry had ever seen.
During his tenure Mr. Kughn
and team released several industry leading products still loved and cherished
today by hobbyists of all ages. New releases such as Liontech, Railsounds and
Train Master Command Control were industry leading and paved the way for
on-going innovation at Lionel that continues today.
The foundation he built at
Lionel and passion for the hobby will always be remembered.
We extend our condolences to
his friends and family and are forever grateful to Mr. Kughn for his love of
model trains and his passion for Lionel.