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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! 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 -
Philadelphia (Valley Forge), PA - July 10 - 16, 2016
Headquarters Hotel:
Radisson Hotel Valley Forge - $119/night plus tax
Hotel Reservations by phone - 610-354-8118
Hotel Reservations online - click here

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 Click the logo above for full details
of the 2016 Convention.

More Information

Valley Forge Model Train Show
Valley Forge Casino Resort - Delaware Hall

1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406

Saturday, July 16, 2016
10:00 am 4:00 pm
Admission: $5.00 Adults
Active Military, Firefighters, Police Officers (w/ ID) & 
Children Under 12 are FREE!

 * Operating Train Layouts
  * Train Sales/Dealers
 * Train Drag Races
Bring your fastest three rail O-Gauge locomotives and compete for prizes. Entry is FREE!
All ages are welcome. Races begin at 10:30 am.

Click here to register for tables today.

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!

Reading Cradle of Liberty 6-83862 Boxcar

Reading "Cradle of Liberty" Boxcar
Lionel #83862 - $75.00 + S/H
Deadline to Order: First Come, First Served! Don't wait!   
Delivery: November 2016

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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