Do You Know The History of Lionel Trains?

March 11th, 2009 1 Comment   Posted in History of Lionel trains

lionel trains historyLionel Founder Joshua Lionel Cowen, born in 1877, arrived in New York after the Civil War. He grew up in a world of real trains that were the motor of industrial and economic changes. 1900 foundation of Lionel Corp., original producer of Lionel trains.

1969 General Mills buys Lionel, LLC, a designer & importer of toy trains and model railroads based in Chesterfield Townships, Michigan. It operates Lionel through MPC, Model Products Corporation, one of its subsidiaries.

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