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Convention News Interview by WNED-AM Radio (NPR)

For a radio interview about the LCCA Convention in Buffalo, NY, with LCCA President-elect Al Kolis as the interviewee. The WNED-AM (NPR) radio station interviewer is Jay Moran. more

DCNR #5 - Daily Convention News Report

On Friday of Convention week, LCCA conventioneers enjoyed two local area tours, participated in the club's annual meeting, and packed the room for the Lionel Seminar "starring" Jerry Calabrese, Lionel's President and CEO. For members who like postwar Lionel products because of cool remakes and novelty items, this seminar was a love feast. Today's news report of that session is by Neil Blumberg (RM 16420). more

DCNR #4 - Daily Convention News Report

Today’s “waterlogged” report about Convention tour #8 – the Buffalo Harbor Cruise – was told to Mike Mottler by Jerry (Dampened But Not Distressed) Calkins (RM 9418), the newly elected Secretary of LCCA. more

DCNR #3 - Daily Convention News Report

The railroad-related tour on the third day of the convention was an excursion run aboard the Finger Lakes Scenic Railway. Today's reporter (Bill Kisewetter, RM 10607) was a passenger on this trip, along with his wife and young granddaughter. more

DCNR #2 - Daily Convention News Report

The LCCA 2008 Convention is in full swing on day two of our annual gathering in celebration of trains, friendship, and fun. Today's news report is by Ed Richter (RM 13075), a newly elected LCCA Director. more

DCNR #1 - Daily Convention News Report

LCCA Conventioneers are gathering at Buffalo, NY for the club's annual event with trains, tours, food, and fun. The following news summary is by tour-goer Bob Carter (RM 6620). more

Fun with Trains Is “Good Medicine” for Young Patients

He’s not a pediatrician, but Al Kolis knows, “Good fun is good medicine.” A father of two boys and a toy train hobbyist, Kolis realizes that sharing the fun of toy trains with hospitalized children is a day brightener for them and a lift for him and other volunteers of the Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA). more

Toy Train Hobbyists Have a Passion for Steam, Smoke, Cinders, and Noise

Convention News Brief Overview - Chicago - July 22-28, 2007 more

A Family-friendly Organization of Hobbyists Looks to Illinois for Fun, Frie

Convention News Brief Overview - Chicago - July 22-28, 2007 more

As “Freight Handler for the Nation,” Chicago Attracts Hobbyists to Illinois

Convention News Brief Overview - Chicago - July 22-28, 2007 more