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Memories of Trains: Winter 2015

Bob Mintz.


Winter's blues are lightened by the joy of holidays and playing with trains!

However you celebrate this season, know that toy trains are wonderful year round!

And if you're planning to attend the 2015 National Convention, be sure to read the Trolley Parks article to learn how you may earn a special free trolley!

If you have an idea for an article, let us know, and we'll work with you to polish it off.

Bob Mintz

Associate Editors:

Al Schwartz
Rich Levow



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Cover picture. Trees and Trains - a classic picture of a happy season. National Toy Train Museum, December 2014.

New in this Edition:

American Flyer Early Mystery Electric Engine
(Some fine detective work by our American Flyer pro)
By Leon Sweet

Christmas Cars on TCA e-Train
By Jim Alexander, TCA Webmaster

A Fourteen Car Deluxe Special
by Walt Friauf

Our Great Time at the 2014 TCA National Convention
(A Prelude to 2015)
By Clem Clement

Lionel model trains travel from Bronx, N.Y. to San Diego, circa 1950 to 2012
By Norman Saks

2015 Convention.Trolley Parks- America’s First Amusement Parks
(With a special offer for 2015 convention registrants)
By Bob Mintz


Updated: (new information or picture Updates)

Good Golly Missed Trolley!
by Bob Mintz

The Handcarchief - discover some interesting Lionel Handcars
By Bob Mintz

“Live Long and Prosper”- Lionel's Romulans, Vulcans and Klingons - switchers and other motorized units
By Bob Mintz

The Madison Hardware Cars  (with a special chance for 2015 Convention attendees to buy a very limited car)
By Bob Mintz

Mintz's Mint in the Box Mint Cars
By Bob Mintz

Window Display and Animated Window Display Cars
By Bob Mintz

Opinions and comments made in by-lined columns in this publication do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Board of Directors or the views of officers and appointed officials; nor do they indicate an association endorsement of any products mentioned.
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