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

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LOTS News Updates

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

Next Stop: Have a "Rio Grande" Time with LOTS in
 Denver, Colorado - July 9 - 15, 2017
Headquarters Hotel: Radisson Hotel Denver Southeast

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 Radisson Hotel Denver Southeast
Registrations are now being accepted. 
Go to www.Radisson.com/Denverco
Input arrival and departure date. 
Click on the More Search Options.
Input Code: LOTS and Click Search. 
LOTS Group Rate of $119.00 will appear.

Your can also book your room by calling 1 (800) 967-9033 and request LOTS Convention group rate.

LOTS 38th Annual Convention Information

Details and a printable registration form can be viewed at the following link. 
Online Registration is not yet available.

LOTS 2017 Convention Tour Descriptions and Registration Forms

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
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Don't miss out!!! Order these cars today!

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Rio Grande Maxistack with Celestial Seasoning Tea Containers - LOTS 2017 Convention Car
Lionel #83869 - $89.00 + S/H and Sales Tax for OH     -    
Deadline to Order: May 15, 2017 - Order Today!   Delivery: December 2017
***Special Offer *** - Order 1 Rio Grande - 2017 Convention Car and purchase any of the following cars
 (V&T Mint Car, Porter Boxcar, Edelweiss Car or Zephyr Car) for $60 plus s/h and tax for OH.

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Santa Fe Warbonnet Unibody Tank Car
Lionel #83863 - $76.00 + S/H and Sales Tax for OH     -     Quantity limited to 600 cars
Deadline to Order: First Come, First Served! Don't wait!   Delivery: March 2017
***Special Offer *** - Order 1 SF Warbonnet Tank Car and purchase any of the following cars
 (V&T Mint Car, Porter Boxcar, Edelweiss Car or Zephyr Car) for $60 plus s/h and tax for OH.

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Burlington Zephyr Double-Sheathed Boxcar
Lionel #58228 - $73.00 + S/H

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PRR Porter Locomotive Parts Boxcar
Lionel #58593 - $72.00 each + S/H

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CGW Flatcar with Edelweiss Beer Trailers
Lionel #58223 - $74.00 + S/H

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Virginia & Truckee "Carson City" Mint Car
Lionel #58566 - $70.00 + S/H