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An Evening to Remember - Edison, NJ

LCCA members and their immediate families are invited to enjoy a full-course buffet-style dinner planned and prepared by a chef and served at the facility of the New Jersey Hi-Railers Club in Paterson, NJ. Their building contains this impressive O-gauge layout. We will honor present and past Lionel presidents as leaders of the toy train industry during a sumptuous dinner event on Saturday evening, February 26, 2011, beginning at 5 p.m.

Club members and their families may register by following the link now shown on the club’s website. Nonmembers who discover this event at the LCCA website are welcome to participate by joining the club onlineand registering for the dinner. Admission to this dinner event will be $30 for an LCCA member. Those in his/her immediate family pay $30 each. Children under the age of 12 will be admitted and served free.

Watch the video at the bottom of this news item to see highlights of this event and footage of the New Jersey Hi-Railers Club train layouts.

The Titans – Our Honored Guests
LCCA will recognize Jerry Calabrese, the current President and CEO of Lionel, with an award for his leadership of the company and his role as an industry leader. Former owner, president, and CEO of Lionel Trains Inc. Dick Kughn will attend with his gracious wife Linda, and will receive an award celebrating his vision for revitalizing the company we love. Other special guests with roots in the toy train industry will attend and be recognized.

The Trains – A Great Experience
Your TMCC-equipped locomotives will be welcome to run on the spectacular New Jersey Hi-Railers O-gauge layout. Bring your trains for a workout, as well as your camera!

  • See the Lionel layouts featured in the season-ending “Blue Comet” episode of HBO’s award-winning cable TV series, “The Sopranos.”

  • Live entertainment will be presented by a noted LCCA member, long-time TLR author, and also a magician.

  • Great food, drink, door prizes, camaraderie, and Lionel trains—it’s a winning formula for a great evening of fun and friendship.

  • “The Train Lady” artist, Angela Trotta Thomas, will unveil an original painting at this event.

The Treats
So the chef will know how many to expect, please register on or before Monday, February 21. The menu will include a first course with a variety of appetizing selections, followed by your sampling up to four entrées, two side dishes, dessert (a sheet cake with the LCCA logo on it with strawberry filling), and beverages (coffee, tea, or milk).

The Hotel
If you attend from out of town, take advantage of a reduced rate at the Marriott Courtyard in Paramus, NJ. Mention the LCCA when you make reservations at 800-321-2211. King size single occupancy room rate is $79/night; double twin bed room is $89/night. This event coincides with the WGHOT show in nearby Edison, NJ. Plan a memory-making weekend with the trains, the titans, and the treats. We hope to see you there!

Seating is limited, so sign up today!
To register, visit the New Jersey Hi-Railers Club website. Written directions and a map to the NJ Hi-Railers location are provided at theirwebsite!