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Lionel Trains

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Publisher Comments:

In December 1900, a young inventor named Joshua Lionel Cowen devised a battery-powered train intended to help Manhattan toy-shop owners dress up their window displays. When the shops' customers began ordering the trains for themselves, Cowen launched Lionel Manufacturing Company. Beginning with those turn-of-the-century "cigar boxes on wheels," this colorful large-format history follows the world's most famous toy trains as they survive the Great Depression, bask in the height of their popularity in the 1950s and 1960s, weather several changes of ownership in the 1970s and 1980s, and celebrate their 100th anniversary at the end of the 1990s. The trains are richly illustrated with specially commissioned color studio photography, archival black-and-white images, and classic print ads. Also discussed are the business and marketing decisions, electrical innovations, and accessories upon which Lionel built its following. A definitive history for Lionel enthusiasts, railfans, and nostalgia buffs.

Synopsis:

Lionel survives the Depression, thrives in the '50s and undergoes ownership changes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760305058
Subtitle:
America's Favorite Toy Trains
Author:
Souter, Gerry
Author:
Souter, Gerry & Janet
Author:
Souter, Gerry & Janet
Author:
Souter, Gerry and Janet
Author:
Souter, Janet
Publisher:
MBI
Location:
Osceola, Wis.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Railroads
Subject:
Railroads - General
Subject:
Models
Subject:
Model Railroading
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
106-226
Publication Date:
20001022
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW Ill: 50 - Color Ill: 150
Pages:
156
Dimensions:
10 x 10 x 0.62 in 2.5 lb

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