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All Aboard!: The Story of Joshua Lionel Cowen & His Lionel Train Company

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One century ago, Joshua Lionel Cowen created his first electric train. A simple open wooden box on wheels, its sides stained red and printed with Electric Express in gold lettering, it was intended for shop windows where, loaded with goods, it would advertise a store-s wares. But as it turned out, customers coveted the train, not the cargo, and Cowen discovered a new business.

And as it also turns out, there-s a picture of an Electric Express on page 29. Because All Aboard! Is the definitive illustrated history of Joshua Lionel Cowen, the company he founded, and the electric trains that for decades were synonymous with boyhood in America. Originally published in 1981, it has been revised and updated for Lionel-s 100th anniversary, capturing the spirit of a company remarkable for its resilience and dedication to innovation traits that continue to define it even today.

?No book tells the story better than this new, centennial edition of ALL ABOARD!O -Richard P.Kughn Chairman Emeritus Lionel L.L.C

Here are the steam locomotives that puffed real smoke. The flashing diesels. The lifelike accessories from the milk car delivering milk cans to operation semaphores to billboards advertising Baby Ruth Candy. And the glorious full-color catalogs and breathtaking layouts that brought the Lionel world to life and mesmerized kids and their fathers alike. Jump on board for a ride through Lionel-s grand history and a glimpse into the future of toy trains.

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TICKETS PLEASE!

In time to celebrate the Lionel Train Company's 100th anniversary, ALL ABOARD! is the definitive collector's book on Lionel toy trains, brought up to date and enriched with an all new chapter plus a mini-scrapbook of rare stock certificates, patents, and business papers.

  • The unbeatable Santa Fe, the Blue Comet, the Flying Yankee, the New York Central, and World War I models with siege guns.

  • Plus the authentic steam whistle, bridges, tunnels, and crossing gates-everything possible for the layout that made "A Boy Feel Like a Man and a Man Feel Like a Boy."

  • Synopsis:

  • Selection of Doubleday Select

  • 104,000 copies in print

  • About the Author

    Ron Hollander directs the journalism program at Montclair State University and was judged the best college newspaper adviser in the country. He was a Fullbright Scholar for two years in the People's Republic of China and returns frequently to photograph China's steam locomotives. He was featured on the History Channel's special on Lionel trains. His reporting has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Chicago Sun-Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, Town and Country, New Republic, and many others.

    Table of Contents

    TIMETABLE

    BUYING YOUR TICKET (7)

    IN THE STATION (11)

    PULLING OUT (27)

    PICKING UP SPEED (49)

    COLOR STOPOVER (65)

    FULL STEAM AHEAD (83)

    BETWEEN STATIONS

    SIDETRACKED (127)

    COLOR STOPOVER

    RIGHT ON SCHEDULE (179)

    OFF THE TRACK (213)

    IN THE ROUNDHOUSE (237)

    BACK ON THE MAIN LINE (243)

    SCRAPBOOK (275)

    INDEX (281)

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780894801846
    Subtitle:
    His Lionel Train Company
    Author:
    Hollander, Ron
    Publisher:
    Workman Publishing Company
    Location:
    New York :
    Subject:
    General
    Subject:
    Infrastructure
    Subject:
    Railroads
    Subject:
    Models
    Subject:
    Railroads -- Models -- Biography.
    Subject:
    CRAFTS and HOBBIES / Model Railroading
    Subject:
    ANTIQUES and COLLECTIBLES / General
    Subject:
    Crafts & Hobbies : Model Railroading
    Subject:
    Antiques & Collectibles-General
    Edition Description:
    Trade Paperback
    Series Volume:
    no. 8
    Publication Date:
    19810111
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    illustrations throughout; 256 pages one-
    Pages:
    288
    Dimensions:
    10.83x8.52x.58 in. 1.51 lbs.

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    TICKETS PLEASE!

    In time to celebrate the Lionel Train Company's 100th anniversary, ALL ABOARD! is the definitive collector's book on Lionel toy trains, brought up to date and enriched with an all new chapter plus a mini-scrapbook of rare stock certificates, patents, and business papers.

  • The unbeatable Santa Fe, the Blue Comet, the Flying Yankee, the New York Central, and World War I models with siege guns.

  • Plus the authentic steam whistle, bridges, tunnels, and crossing gates-everything possible for the layout that made "A Boy Feel Like a Man and a Man Feel Like a Boy."

  • "Synopsis" by ,
  • Selection of Doubleday Select

  • 104,000 copies in print

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