All Aboard Train Shoppe is a family-run business. Like most train enthusiasts,
the romance of family train collecting started with a simple train set
delivered by Santa one Christmas morning. In my family, dad (and yes, even my
father-in-law) received a pre-war Lionel train set as their introduction into
toy trains. My dad's set consisted of the lil' 258 steamer, tender and some
freight cars while my father-in-law was lucky enough to have a 1666 steam
freight set. And, as most stories go, those sets created a unique family feeling,
unity and drive that snowballed beyond anyone's belief!
Began selling Postwar Lionel trains in May 1993:
My wife is given credit for deciding upon the company name. Our first ad
appeared in early 1993 in Classic Toy Trains magazine. During the 1990's
we were a regular advertiser in their wonderful magazine. However, since
the advent of the internet, we've now focused our attention to this website.
Focus is original Postwar Lionel trains:
Even though we specialize in collector-grade Postwar Lionel trains, we have a
significant selection of prewar and modern era Lionel trains. And for those
that love to operator their trains, we have a large supply of operator-grade
trains at very affordable prices.