September 24, 2008

Just Released! Lionel 30087 Area 51 Spaceship Recovery Train Set

Excavated from the Groom Lake Mining District in the heart of Area 51, a top-secret train hauls a mysterious load to the carefully guarded Groom Lake military installation. High-level government officials and a select group of scientists await the arrival of the train while the guards carefully examine each car as it rolls by. Led by an industrious 0-8-0 steam locomotive, one flatcar holds two sleek spaceships. A tank car is also being hauled, which contains some unknown otherworldly substance soon to be analyzed by scientists at the military base. What other secrets are hidden in the in the refrigerator car, or the illuminated transfer caboose? Unlock your own imagination with this great, out-of-this-world train set!

Included is an All-new 0-8-0 steam locomotive and tender, tank car with fluid, flatcar with spaceships load, wood-sided reefer, transfer caboose with illuminated interior, six alien figures, two straight FasTrack sections, eight curved FasTrack sections, a FasTrack terminal section and a CW-40 Transformer.

The locomotive features Transformer controlled forward, neutral, and reverse operation, an Air whistle in tender, an Operating headlight, an Operating coupler on rear of tender, a Powerful maintenance-free motor, Traction tires, a Puffing smoke unit, Die-cast metal locomotive body and frame. The rolling stock features Operating couplers, Mysterious alien fluid in tank car, Metal handrails, platform, and ladders on tank car, Opening doors on wood-sided reefer and interior illumination in transfer caboose. The length of the set is 58 3/4 and the layout dimensions are 40" x 60".

Order yours today! Lionel 30087 Area 51 Spaceship Recovery Train Set

September 20, 2008

Postwar Lionel Train Sets - Relive the magic with these nostalgic video's!

While browsing the net, I came across this great video depicting Lionel trains from the postwar era. This black and white film brings back that nostalgic feeling and memories of yesteryear. The film also highlights the popular accessories during that era and shows how they operate.

The next video is of the popular missile launch car in action!


September 19, 2008

Website Special Price! Lionel Hogwarts Express Train Set

The Lionel 11020 Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Train Set has been one of Lionel's most popular sets of all time! Order yours today from at a special, limited time only price of only $229.99, and FREE shipping! This is the perfect gift this year for your favorite Harry Potter fan!

Bring the magical world of Harry Potter™ to life with the Hogwarts Express™ ready-to-run train set by Lionel! Based on the best-selling books by J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. movies, this die-cast metal steam locomotive includes a powerful maintenance-free motor, puffing smoke, operating headlight, air whistle and more. The three passenger cars feature interior lighting and operating couplers.

September 18, 2008

What have you done with YOUR K-Line SuperStreets?

If you've gotten creative with your SuperStreets track send us a video! We'd love to see it! has everything you need to get your SuperStreets layout started!

Source: YouTube

September 17, 2008

Lionel PreOrders Coming Soon...

In the next week we are expecting the following PreOrder model numbers to be released and shipped to us here at


For those of you who placed their preorder with us, we will email you to let you know that your package is on its way! Thanks so much for preordering from!

September 8, 2008

Delayed - Lionel 11146/11151 Pere Marquette Berkshire & Tender

Just got word that the Lionel 11146 and 11151 won't be released until November or December. Hopefully, they'll arrive before Christmas. Currently, the Lionel shipping schedule still shows a release date of August 2008.

Last Day! Super Savings when you PreOrder at Trainz!

Hello Friends!

PreOrder Deadline Sept 9th

The Lionel 2008 Volume 2 Catalog is here! We have all the items from this volume posted on our preorder website We invite you to browse our website and enjoy special preorder pricing and cash in on the savings with FREE Shipping! The deadline to get your Lionel order in by is September 9th. We will continue to take preorders after the deadline, unless it is released or sold out. Keep in mind that occasionally Lionel can sell out of an item before it is even released.

Don’t miss out on all the great items Lionel added in this volume, like the all new Postwar Conventional Classics! Quantities are limited so be sure to order early to secure your order. Those of you who buy any of this first series of Lionel Postwar Conventional Classics will also receive a certificate worth $50 off the price of any of our sets in next year's series. Everyone loves the Monopoly series, well the new car is sure to be a big hit, the 29624 Monopoly Mint Car is packed with colorful play money. 3494-625 Soo Line Operating Boxcar, the Franklin Mutual Bank and the Main Street Ice Cream Parlor are all new additions you won’t want to miss.

Bookmark this link to stay up to date on current release dates.

If you have never preordered from Trainz, we welcome you! You will find that our service and handling of your order is top priority. Our customer service is top-notch; at anytime that you have a question or concern you can always reach us promptly by email. We strongly encourage all new customers to visit our FAQ page for details about our fantastic program

For questions concerning preorders please email us at Or, you may call us at 1-866-285-5840.

After the deadline (Sept 9th), if you did not order something that you wish you had, give us a call! We’ll add it to your existing preorder, with free shipping as long as it hasn’t been released by the manufacturer yet. When you order from you’ll receive FREE SHIPPING on your Pre-Order.

The TRAINZ 2008 PRE-ORDER PROGRAM allows customers IN THE LOWER 48 UNITED STATES, to pre-order collectible trains at a discount BEFORE THEY ARE RELEASED BY THE MANUFACTURER.

The Terms of this Program are as follows:

For 2008 Lionel Vol 1 Preorder, the deadline is Sept. 9th 2008.

You must use a valid credit card during checkout. It will not be charged at checkout time.

We do not accept Paypal for preorders.

Your credit card will only be charged when we ship your items.

Items that you order and cancel will be charged a 10% restocking fee.

Georgia Sales tax will be charged for Georgia orders.

Special Shipment Terms apply for all items sold under this program as follows:
· SHIPPING IS FREE! Lower 48 United States Only.
· We now ship to Alaska, Hawaii & Canada. Please see listing for shipping amount.
· WE SHIP ITEMS TO YOU IMMEDIATELY upon receiving them from the Manufacturer.
· Anticipated Release Date is APPROXIMATE; it is the manufacturer's estimate.
· Lionel Shipping Schedule

We look forward to seeing you soon! Please give us a try, you won’t be disappointed!
Thank you from all of us!
The Trainz Crew