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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: "Live Free" and Experience New Hampshire with LOTS!
Manchester, New Hampshire - July 8 - 14, 2018
Headquarters Hotel: Radisson Hotel Manchester Downtown
Call 603-625-1000 to make Reservations - Rate: $128.00 

2018 Convention Preview PDF

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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LOTS 2018 Convention Car - B&M Operating Welder Flatcar
Lionel #58044 - $86.00 each +
S/H and Sales Tax for OH
Deadline to Order: March 15, 2018 - Delivery: November 2018
***Special Offer *** - Order 1 B&M Operating Welder Flatcar and purchase any of the following cars
 (V&T Mint Car, Porter Boxcar or Zephyr Car) for $60 plus s/h and tax for OH.

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LOTS 2017 - Santa Fe Gondola with Coil Covers
Lionel #83874 - $65.00 each +
S/H and Sales Tax for OH
Shipping: March 2018
***Special Offer *** - Order 1 SF Gondola and purchase any of the following cars
 (V&T Mint Car, Porter Boxcar 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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SF Warbonnet Unibody Tank Car
Lionel #83863 - $76.00 + S/H + Tax for OH  

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