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Based on 1,000's of authentic internal postwar Lionel documents as well as the expert observations of two leading postwar historians, Joseph P. Algozzini and Emanuel F. Piazza, this volume provides the most complete and authoritative guide to Lionel's operating cars. It is the first volume to include both price and rarity for COMPLETE component boxed items, including: All known and authenticated operating car variations; All peripherals that came with the operating car; Original Boxes; Instruction Sheets; Insert & liners; Packed Envelopes.
It also includes: An introduction by Roger Carp covering the history of Lionel's operating cars; Rarity based on actual production numbers; Definitions of operating car suffixes; Comprehensive appendices on boxes, trucks and couplers and box car "Types".
This is the first time this level of detail straight from postwar Lionel has been compiled. This refreshing and new research will increase any collector or operators expertise on this subject.
The hardcover edition is smyth stiched with an attractive and durable "glossy" cover sleeve. This volume was manufactured to provide a timeless reference.
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Lionel electric trains evoke childhood memories of holiday layouts and year-round excitement. Most often remembered are the fun and the excitement of emulating a railroad empire: loading lumber, dumping barrels, unloading milk cans and watching the cattle and horses continuously enter and exit their railway cars. All this play value was brought to us by Lionel's innovative leadership in developing operating cars.This path-breaking volume brings these memories back to life with full-color pictures and a complete chronology of Lionel's postwar operating cars, including information on production, rarity, prototypes and pricing. It is the first reference guide to include complete information on every item, including its original box, insert/liner, packed envelope, instruction sheet, and any other peripherals that came with it. This comprehensive level of research has never been presented with such detail and clarity.Based on thousands of authentic internal Lionel documents as well as expert observations of two leading postwar historians, Joseph P. Algozzini and Emanuel F. Piazza, this volume provides the most complete and "authoritative" guide to Lionel's operating cars. It is the first of many volumes in Project Roar Publishing's "Lionel Postwar Encyclopedia Series."About the Author:
Joseph P. Algozzini is one of the leading postwar Lionel historians in the country. He began collecting Lionel trains in late 1965 and has written extensively on them for Classic Toy Trains magazine and other journals. He is the author of Lionel's Postwar F3's, Lionel's Space and Military Trains and TCA's Postwar Lionel Reproduction Handbook Guide, and the co-author of Greenberg's Guide to Lionel Trains, 1945 - 1969 Volume IV: Uncataloged Sets. As a member of the TCA Standards committee, he has helped increase the level of awareness and importance of original postwar items.
Emanuel F. Piazza has been a collector of Lionel trains since the late 1960s and is also a leading postwar historian. He is a contributor to Lionel s Postwar F3's and has written articles for Classic Toy Trains magazine. He is a past president of the Midwest Division of the Train Collectors Association.
Roger Carp has been a member of the editorial staff of Classic Toy Trains magazine since 1988 and now holds the position of senior editor. He is the author of The World's Greatest Toy Train Maker: Insiders Remember Lionel (1988), Lionel Classic Display Layouts You Can Build (2000), The Art of Lionel (2003), and Great Toy Train Layouts.
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