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"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!
  • Limited Edition Lionel Collector Cars - Unique & creative cars 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!
  • Informative 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: Louisville, KY - July 7 - 13, 2019
Headquarters Hotel: Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Center

Online Reservations are now being accepted at the Crowne Plaza Hotel! 
Click here! or call 888-233-9527

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No matter how you pronounce Louisville, make plans now to experience and explore the Bluegrass State with fellow LOTS members during the LOTS 40th Annual Convention - July 7 - 13, 2019. Louisville, Kentucky's largest city, sits on the Ohio River along the Indiana border. Every May, its race course Churchill Downs hosts the Kentucky Derby, a renowned horse race whose long history is explored at the Kentucky Derby Museum. Horse racing isn't the only sport Louisville is known for since baseball is celebrated at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, where Major League bats are still produced to the specifications of each player. These iconic sites plus a trip South to the National Corvette Museum and factory in Bowling Green; a trip East to ride a train that highlights horse racing in Kentucky; a visit to two historical bourbon distilleries/cooperage; a ride on a paddle wheeler boat through McAlpine Locks; visits to five private layouts and collections and a local train store will be included on the tours offered throughout the week. On Saturday, July 13, we'll share and promote toy trains with local Kentuckians by hosting a Model Train Show of all types of trains in the hotels ballroom. "Come to Louisville with LOTS! You're sure to have a great time!" Final tour details and registration forms will be posted January 20, 2019

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.

LOTS 2019 Convention Car -
Louisville & Nashville (L&N) Evan's Auto-Loader with Red/Black Corvettes!

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For 2019, to commemorate our 40th Annual Convention being held in Louisville, Kentucky, LOTS is offering the classic, ever-popular Lionel Evans Auto-Loader car carrier (#48-1901320) with four Road Signature die-cast 1:43 1957 Chevrolet Corvettes. These car are sure to be conversation starters on your layout or shelves! $86 each, plus S&H. 

Pre-Order your cars today!  

Anticipated Delivery: November 2019

The following LOTS cars are available for purchase now and will ship 3-7 business days after your order is processed. Click the picture of the car you want to purchase for more details and ordering instructions.

Samuel Adams Beer Car

Samuel Adams Boxcar - Lionel - 1801030 - $77.00

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SF Gondola w/ Coil Covers - Lionel - 83874 - $65.00

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B&M Operating Welder Car - Lionel - #58044 - $86.00

Burlington Zephyr Boxcar - Lionel - #58228 - $73.00

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V&T "Carson City" Mint Car - Lionel - #58566 - $73.00