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Membership Benefits of Train Collectors Society

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Father and son with Lionel trains
A lifetime of happiness with
Lionel Trains
The concept behind the Lionel Collectors Club of America is simple and wonderful. Members of this train collector's society share a common interest in Lionel®, the more than 100-year-old American icon, and enjoy the model trains they produce. Members have a special opportunity to share information, make new friends, attend model train events and buy, sell, and swap toy collector trains. The cost of LCCA membership is less than an annual subscription to a national train hobby magazine.


Members receive five outstanding train hobby publications and participate in the club's model train events, activities and programs.

  • The Lion Roars
An award-winning, four-color publication devoted to the many and varied aspects of Lionel products, old and new. It is mailed five times per year. 

  • Interchange Track
This publication revolutionized buying and selling model trains, and it has become the most authoritative, continuously updated price guide available. The Interchange Track is published four times per year.

  • eTrack
LCCA was the first train club to implement a fully integrated, online capability to buy-sell-swap toy trains. This service is based on our easy-to-use printed newsletter, Interchange Track, and provides 24/7 access to the LCCA marketplace for Lionel trains and train-related items. 

  • Club Website
An online resource with useful information about the club, the hobby, collecting, and operating toy trains: — add it to your favorites list. Much of the website is open to all visitors. 

  • Online Membership Roster
A complete listing of LCCA members for use by members only. 

LCCA Annual Convention

There's no better experience in Lionel oriented model railroading than sharing your hobby interests.

LCCA Conventions have been recognized as the most fun and best model train events. New and long-time members of our train collector's society meet at family-oriented annual reunions to celebrate the special joy and magic of Lionel trains. During the past seven years, we visited Dallas, Norfolk, Chattanooga, Indianapolis, Boston, Kansas City, and Chicago. Our 2019 Convention destination is Reno, NV. Only LCCA members may attend these annual conventions packed with train events such as train excursions, exciting historical and educational tours, a Get Acquainted Party, a seminar about new Lionel products presented by the senior staff from Lionel, an annual meeting where members and LCCA officers interact in an informal setting, a large Trading Hall where members can buy-sell-trade Lionel products, and a closing banquet with sumptuous fare and commemorative gifts for all.

Collectibles/Special Offers

The LCCA 2015 Convention Car was a Providens and Worchester Railraod flatcar with Lionelville(TM) tractors.

The LCCA 2015 Convention Car was a Providence and Worchester Railroad flat car with Lionelville(TM) Transit tractors. The car celebrated the 2015 Convention in Danvers (Boston), MA as well as the club's 45th anniversary. Each year the club prepares a limited-edition Lionel Convention Car related to the Convention locale, and special on-site cars for attendees only. From time to time, the club presents special collectibles that represent significant value for MEMBERS ONLY! Club members also have the exclusive opportunity to purchase selected items from the LCCA store at very attractive prices. 

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