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Summer 2018

Volume 17, Issue 3.

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Summer 2018 Edition

Carol McGinnis.

A Wide Range of Interests

This edition reflects the amazing array of subjects that members are interested in. Making unique decals, the Reading Crusader, Playmobil, American Flyer hats, lamenting the loss of toy train stores, keeping track of special cars -- these are typical of the subjects that members follow and discuss. We're a multi-faceted and interesting organization!

With over fifteen years of articles online, consider e*Train as an easily searchable toy train information resource!

There's so much here for you to search for and enjoy, and it's our pleasure to preserve this treasury of toy train heritage!

Carol R. McGinnis e*Train Editor



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Excitement and joy take many forms for train fans, such as this Playmobil® station.

New in this Edition:

Crusader.The Crusader Returns to Mercer, Part II, the Real McCoy
By JS Halajko, LB Duminiak, and JA Bonfanti

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Enjoying Divison Newsletters
By Carol R. McGinnis

How An Old Hot Dog Wrapper Led To Decals For A Freight Car
By Mike Marmer

John Parker and Joe Fanara.John Parker TCA CM-143, Oral History and First Recipient of the President's Award
By Parker Higby and Carol R. McGinnis

A Pleasant Playmobil® Surprise!
By Jacob Griffith-Rosenberger, Library Assistant

Hat.Repro vs. Original: American Flyer Hats A Word to the Wise
By Carol R. McGinnis

In Search of a Train Shop
By Chip Kessler


Updated: (new information or picture Updates)

Good Golly Missed Trolley!
Trolley.By Bob Mintz

In Answer To The "6464 Thousand Thousand Dollar Dollar Question Question" Chart update
By Bob Mintz

Convention Car.The Lionel Blue Boys
By Bob Mintz

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

More " Ore !" Lionel® Adds to Its Roster of Catalogued and Uncatalogued Ore Cars
By Joel Fugazzotto
Updated by Bob Mintz

Subway.The Olive Drab Garden
By Bob Mintz

One 'EL of a Great "Idear"—The M.T.H. Subway Cars
Major Chart List Update, with 60 new entries
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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