New Product Spotlight – “The Senator” Passenger Cars and E8s

Lionel Trains

Freight car fans have been enjoying our regular weekly features for over two years. Now, thanks to new releases of passenger cars and E8 and E9 diesels, passenger train lovers can enjoy the spotlight too for a while! Over the coming weeks, we’ll be looking at some of the famous trains soon to be released from Lionel. No doubt you’ll want to add some of these famous streamliners to your line as well.

The Senator

ad A 1952 ad placed the new train amid Washington’s famous cherry blossoms and included happy travelers in the spacious interiors.

Arriving and departing Washington D.C. in the shadow of the Capitol dome itself, the Pennsylvania Railroad’s Senator and its sister train the Congressional were the fastest way to travel between the capital, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Wilmington and New York City. Through a connection with the New Haven, the Senator continued on to Boston.

The trains’ history…

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