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Lionel Operating Train Society

"There is great pleasure in operating Lionel® and Lionel® compatible toy trains and accessories!"

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Welcome to the Lionel Operating Train Society (LOTS). The members of LOTS are united by their love of operating and collecting Lionel toy trains. Members have a variety of interests within the hobby. Among the various interests, most are involved with scenery, electronics, operations, lighting, accessories and repairing motors. The most important and common denominator for all is having fun! 

Membership Benefits Include:

  • The SWITCHER Magazine - Six issues per year, no paid advertising! Full of informative information on the hobby
  • Limited Edition Lionel Collector CarsUnique & creative cars with striking graphics in a variety of styles!
  • Exciting Conventions! - "We plan great conventions, so you can plan on having a GREAT TIME!"                         
  • Club Owned "Kid Friendly" Modular Layout -Visit us at a train show near you!
  • Outstanding Web-site with a "Members Only" Section
  • Track Changes - Buy, Sell or Trade your trains with other club members.
  • Membership Roster List of all dues current members of LOTS.
  • Lionel LLC Catalogs - LOTS Members will receive Lionel Catalogs by mail direct from Lionel.

Annual Convention Information -
We Plan Great Conventions, so you can plan on having a GREAT TIME!!! 
Join LOTS today, so you can come to Chicago, IL (St. Charles, IL) with the LOTS' family July 5 - 11, 2015!

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July 5 - 11, 2015

St. Charles, IL Train Show
Pheasant Run Resort - Mega Center
4051 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL

Open to the Public:
Saturday, July 11: 10 am - 4 pm
Adults - $5.00 each
Children and Scouts in Uniform FREE!

Train Show Features:
30,000 sq. ft. - Train Sales/Dealers
Kid-Friendly Operating Train Layouts
Train Drag Races ~ Ride on Train

View More Train Show Information

Limited Edition Lionel Collector Cars 

If you are not a Member of LOTS, please become a Member first. Click the link above "Join LOTS Today!" After you join, you will be given a code to use for your Member number on all order forms on this site.

The following LOTS cars are available for sale. 
Click the picture of the car you want to purchase for more details and ordering instructions
Don't miss out!!! Order these cars today!

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Chicago Great Western Flatcar with Edelweiss Beer Trailers
Lionel #58223 - $74.00 + S/H
Deadline to Order: Still Available    Delivery: December 2015

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Crane and Work Caboose Set
Lionel #58594 and #58595 - $135.00/set + S/H
Delivery: 3 - 5 days from the date of purchase.

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Virginia & Truckee "Carson City" Mint Car
Lionel #58566 - $70.00 + S/H
Delivery: 3 - 5 days from the date of purchase.

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PRR Porter Locomotive Parts Boxcar
Lionel #58593 - $72.00 each + S/H
Delivery: 3 - 5 days from the date of purchase.

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Tennessee Aquarium Car
Lionel #52553 - $75.00 + S/H
Delivery: 3 - 5 days from date of purchase.