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LCCA 2010 Convention Daily News Report - Saturday, July 31, 2010

Today was the final day of the Convention, with the train show in the Rocky Mountain Events Center located within the host hotel as the main attraction. Thanks to significant news media coverage and supportive publicity, large crowds of families with kids came to the hotel to see the Lionel company layout and the O-gauge layout of a local train club in action. more

LCCA 2010 Convention Daily News Report - Friday, July 30, 2010

Two half-day tours were scheduled today: #10 A visit to the Colorado Railroad Museum and Red Rocks State Park and Amphitheatre #11 Mile High City Tour more

LCCA 2010 Convention Daily News Report - Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thanks to a great front page news story about the convention in today’s edition of The Denver Post, a large and steady stream of visitors came to the host hotel to see the Lionel train layout and the local club’s layout. Families with kids came out to enjoy the spectacle. Lionel and T W Design staffers served as “coaches” to kids who showed an interest in operating the trains. more

LCCA 2010 Convention Daily News Report - Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Today’s train tour today was an excursion run aboard the Leadville Colorado & Southern RR in Leadville, CO—11,000+ feet up in the Rocky Mountains. The other tour was a trip by motor coach to Frontier Days in Cheyenne, WY. more

LCCA 2010 Convention Daily News Report - Tuesday, July 27, 2010

With three tours to choose from today, conventioneers could select from a variety of experiences. This report is focused on the “Rocky Mountain Railroading” tour, which included a visit to the Colorado Railroad Museum, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and the Coors Brewery in Golden, CO. more

LCCA 2010 Convention Daily News Report - Monday, July 26, 2010

The LCCA Special train with a UP Heritage Fleet steam locomotive and gleaming yellow UP cars in tow was ready to accept a trainload of club members on Monday morning. The UP #844 locomotive was up front because the #3985 Challenger was set aside just a few days before for refurbishing its front truck. more

LCCA 2010 Convention Daily News Report - Sunday, July 25, 2010

“It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood,” Mr. Rogers always said. This Sunday in Denver was no exception to that rule. At 9:30 a.m., LCCA volunteers boarded a motorcoach and traveled to the tracks near Denver Union Station for a safety training session aboard The LCCA Special excursion train of the Union Pacific Heritage Fleet. more
Message from the President – Serendipity

Message from the President – Serendipity

I hope you’re enjoying the summer and had a great, safe, and happy 4th of July holiday. We live in a great country, don’t we? Time is flying by quickly, and we are fast approaching the Lionel Collectors Club of America’s (LCCA) 40th annual Convention in Denver, CO. more
Lionel Train Artist Angela Trotta Thomas to Conduct a Class

Lionel Train Artist Angela Trotta Thomas to Conduct a Class

The LCCA had an opportunity to catch up with LCCA member and renowned Lionel train artist Angela Trotta Thomas (RM 13961). Angela’s work has been featured on several Lionel catalog covers and on the December issues of The Lion Roars for many years. more
LCCA Interviews OGR’s Ed Boyle

LCCA Interviews OGR’s Ed Boyle

Recently, the LCCA had an opportunity to talk with Ed Boyle, Partner & Special Projects Editor of O-Gauge Railroading (OGR) magazine. Ed has been a regular attendee of LCCA annual Conventions, and he shared his thoughts and experiences about our recent convention events. more