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Convention Car

The LCCA 2016 Convention car.
LCCA 2016 Convention Car

2016 LCCA Convention Car.

The LCCA designs and Lionel produces a limited-edition Convention Car every year. The décor of each car in this long-standing tradition is related to the locale of the Convention or based on a railroad serving that area.

It is offered for purchase to members only and to those who join the club in order to buy one.  Because the production run of this car is limited, it is relatively rare and often becomes an instant collectible.  The car becomes a souvenir of the Convention for use by members on a train layout or for display.

This Missouri Pacific container car is an eye catching 2016 Convention Car design and will celebrate not only the Kansas City Convention but our club's 46th anniversary. The car features a first for the LCCA or any club offering - a customizable and unique car with the top container able to be personalized. Also of note is that three of the railroads that served the Kansas City area are featured - in addition to the MP markings on the car, the Katy (MKT) and C&NW are featured on the two containers. The convention car is also designed to compliment this years onsite convention car which will feature additional containers and the mating truck for connecting the two cars together. The onsite convention car will come with one container logoed for the BNSF and the second container for the top will be given by Lionel for attending the Lionel seminar at the convention. The onsite car is logo'd for the MKT railroad.

The LCCA 2016 Onsite Convention car.
LCCA 2016 Onsite Convention Car

Each container car features diecast trucks. According to tradition, the convention car contains a discreet marking: “LCCA Annual Convention, Kansas City, MO, July 25-30, 2016.” 

Click here to order yours.  

Many LCCA members collect the Convention Cars as mementos of attending LCCA Conventions and/or as niche collectibles. Some members display them on a designated shelf in their train room at home. Because this car is unique, it is also offered to the public as a benefit for joining "The Best Toy Train Club on the Planet" and an incentive to continue collecting cars in this annual series in the future.

This O-gauge car is made exclusively by Lionel, LLC for the LCCA.  

Limit two cars per member. Last day to order the 2016 convention car - November 30, 2016.  Cars are available for delivery now. Please allow 3-4 weeks for customization though which is optional. Click here for Ordering information.

Also note that a few of the onsite cars with the Lionel container are available. Contact the LCCA Business Office for availability by calling 815-223-0115.