LOTS' Club Car Collection &
Pictured below are each of the LOTS Convention Cars and other commemoratives.
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1993: 1725 Burlington Northern #637500 (A&B) articulated TTUX flatcars with NW trailers were produced by Lionel for the 14th National Convention in Ft. Wayne. These were the first two units of the club's unique green BN Intermodal Service TTUX set, which eventually included five pieces (see 1994 entries). The NW trailers are also individually numbered. (Lionel #52014).
1994: 1900 Burlington Northern #637500 (D&E) articulated TTUX flatcars with Conrail Mercury trailers were produced by Lionel for LOTS' 15th National Convention in New Brunswick, NJ. These were the second two units in the BN set started by the 52014 cars the year before. Graphics on the car are different on each side, and the trailers are individually numbered. (Lionel catalogue No. 52041).
1994: 1000 LOTS Tractor-Trailer units with CN Intermodal Laser Service #197993 trailer were produced by Lionel for the New Jersey Convention. The trailer here is identical to the one on the 52042 single TTUX car, except it is sequentially numbered. (Lionel #52048).
2003: 900 PRR Operating Merchandise Service boxcars were produced for the 24th Annual Convention in Lancaster, PA. (Lionel #52281)
2004: 705 Southern RR Operating Stock Car with pig sounds for the LOTS 25th Anniversary Celebration in Cincinnati, OH, formerly known as "Porkopolis". (Lionel 52342)
2005: 472 Virginian Coal Cars with an ETD and 459 Virginian Coal Cars without an ETD were produced by Lionel to commemorate our 26th Annual Convention in Norfolk, VA.
(Lionel #52380 w/ETD and #52381)
2006: 200 Refrigerator Boxcar blanks were ordered from Lionel and decorated by Weaver with the OSBC graphics as the LOTS 2006 Meet Car. Weaver numbered the cars 20061, 20062 and 20063 for LOTS so they would be unique. Cars were sold individually but most Members purchased all three so they would have a set.
2007: 500 SP&S Boxcars were produced by Lionel to commemorate our 28th Annual Convention in Portland, OR. (Lionel 52425).
2008: 1015 NYC Evans Auto-Loaders with Yat-Ming Studebaker Hawks were produced to commemorate our 29th Annual Convention in South Bend, IN. (Lionel #52474).
2008: 25 NYC Evans Auto-Loader Convention Cars were over-stamped by LOTS Member Larry Smith with the lazy "S" logo in the center of the frame as the LOTS Banquet Car. Black and teal colored Hawks are from Yat Ming.
2009: 500 Operating Radioactive Waste Removal cars were offered as our Meet Car for our 30th Annual Convention in Chattanooga, TN. - (Lionel #52552)
2010: 500 New Haven State of Maine Double-Sheathed Boxcars were produced by Lionel commemorating our 31st Annual Convention in Hartford, CT. (Lionel #52566).
2012: 525 Genesee Beer Double-Sheathed Boxcars were produced by Lionel commemorating our 33rd Annual Convention in Rochester, NY (Lionel #58508).
2013: 700 Union Pacific Maxi-Stacks were produced by Lionel commemorating our 34th Annual Convention in Reno, NV (Lionel #58508).
2013: 600 Virginia and Truckee Mint cars were offered to LOTS Members as our 2013 Extra Car.
2014: 300 Porter Locomotive Works Parts Double-Sheathed Standard O boxcars cars were offered to LOTS Members as our 2015 Meet Car.
2004: 302 Santa Fe SD MAC 80's were produced by Lionel to commemorate the club's 25th Anniversary. (Lionel #52347)