Authoritative Guide to Lionel's Postwar Operating Cars

Joseph P. Algozzini & Emanuel F. Piazza
Item #69717

Thorough backgrounds and descriptions are presented in this complete study of Lionel's various operating cars from the postwar era.

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This informative and highly detailed book offers collectors and operators of Lionel trains from the postwar era a complete study of the various operating cars Lionel developed and marketed. Readers learn about the background of Lionel’s engineers creating animated boxcars, log and coal dump cars, gondolas capable of unloading barrels, searchlight cars, and specialized models that delivered milk cans and cattle. Descriptions of individual models explain their appearance and operation, helping hobbyists search for and buy models to add to their layouts.

Author: Joseph P. Algozzini & Emanuel F. Piazza
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Pages: 160
Table of Contents



Sources of Authoritative Information


How to Use This Volume

Pricing, Condition, Rarity and Demand

Lionel Operating Cars: An Overview and an Appreciation - By Roger Carp

Operating Car Listings:

Chapter 1 - Box Cars

Chapter 2 - Gondolas

Chapter 3 - Lumber Cars

Chapter 4 - Dump Cars

Chapter 5 - Lights + Cameras = Action

Chapter 6 - Rolling Stock with Accessories

Chapter 7 - Novelty and Cranks

Chapter 8 - Prototypes, Mock-ups, and Factory Errors


A - Postwar Box Car Types

B - Postwar Lionel Boxes

C - Postwar Trucks and Couplers

D - Operating Car Peripherals 


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