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LCCA Members Have Fun at 10-16-13 Special Event in York PA (Recap)

Lionel Collectors Club of America members met with LCCA officers and directors, volunteers and most importantly, other LCCA members from all around the country on Wednesday October 16, 2013 at Smokey Bones Restaurant in York PA. LCCA members came from 20 different states to gather, get together and talk trains in York PA!  I am certain everyone had F. U. N!  

As part of the LCCA Special Events program, LCCA President Dennis DeVito has set the goal of reaching  out and meeting  with 2,200 LCCA members during the next 12 months. We appreciate the 75 plus members who came from as far away as California, Colorado and Texas to be there.  Members enjoyed meeting with each other, sharing a good meal and talking trains.   Members received LCCA commemorative SE pins, as well as numerous door raffle prizes.   Several Lucky members received LCCA’s “100% Made in America” Billboard frames as well as other LCCA commemoratives.

LCCA President Dennis DeVito displayed LCCA’s new commemorative products, the Texas Tommy Special and the recently announced Lou Caponi Coal Set Signature train offering.  This set designed by the late Honorary LCCA President Infiniti, Lou Caponi, consists of a Vulcan Switcher engine, an operating hopper car and a non-operating hopper car with an battery operated end of train device (another first).  Another unique feature is these hopper cars will have operating couplers and die-cast fully-spring trucks.  Please go to the club store section on our website for the details and to order this limited edition commemorative set with custom Lou Caponi Billboard insert and frame set.  Do not procrastinate on this one, sales will be limited to the first 500 members who place their order.   We expect to be able to deliver these sets to our members who order them during the first quarter of 2014.

LCCA President Dennis DeVito also had all 7 pre-production pieces of the Texas Tommy LCCA train set and add-on cars together for the very first time.   Members just loved the set especially the diamond mint car. 

Thanks again to all our members and families for participating in this fun LCCA Special Event.  It is our members such as yourselves that makes the LCCA the Best Toy Train Club on the Planet!   Thank you!

We encourage all of you to participate, bring your entire family and attend future LCCA special events.  If you have an interest or ideas about hosting a LCCA special event in your area, please contact me at or 248-709-4137. We are looking for family oriented, train related, fun LCCA special events in your area.

Al Kolis
Immediate Past President and Special Events Manager