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Lionel Trains of the 1940's, 1950's, and 1960's
Television Commercials and Film Shorts

We hope you enjoy these Lionel train film shorts and TV commercials from the late 1940's to the 1960's. You will remember many of them from your youth.

The videos work best with a high speed internet connection.

If you have a dial-up or slower connection, start 2 or 3 of them by clicking on the Arrow Right in the center of the clip screen before you go to bed tonight or leave for work in the morning.

When you return to the computer, click the play button and then the little box at the lower right of the viewing screen to enlarge the clip to fill size.

After viewing the YouTube film shorts and TV commercials, bookmark this page and do the same with 2 or 3 more clips tomorrow.

WARNING: If you do this before you go to bed, you may dream of Lionel Trains all night.

ADDITIONAL WARNING: You may also end up spending hours in the attic or storage locker finding your train set and setting it up again in the largest open space in your home. For your wife's sake I hope the largest open space isn't the dining room table. Lionel finally "allowed" girls to have their own trains in 1957. If you are a woman and proud owner of the pink engine with different pastel colored boxcars and caboose, I hope your largest available space isn't the workshop.

We have links to Lionel Trains and Plasticville buildings on eBay at the bottom of this page. You can actually buy the trains and accessories you see in the videos today. You can also search completed items from the search at the left side of the eBay results page to see what your train is worth today.

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1951 Castle Films Lionel Trains "Railroad Story" Film Short

Iron Ponies by Lionel Corporation

Lionel 1960's ad

Lionel Trains 1962 TV Commercial

Lionel Trains on the Price Is Right

Lionel 30061 UPS Centennial Steam Train Set

Lionel 30047 Northwest Train Set

Lionel 30021 Cascade Range Logging Train Set


If your looking for a fun and inexpensive stocking stuffer, check out the amazing selection of Wooden Train Whistles at eBay. A great gift idea for Christmas or any time.


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The Lionel Station Homepage

Classic Toy Trains Magazine

Lionel Trains and Accessories at eBay

Plasticville Buildings at eBay

Standard Catalog of Lionel Train Sets 1945-1969

Greenberg's Repair and Operating Manual

Lionel North Pole Central Train Set

Lionel Harry Potter Train Set

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