- About Us
All Aboard Train Shoppe
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 the toy train hobby. 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!
Open For Business: May 1993:
My wife is given credit for creating the company name -- All Aboard Train Shoppe. Our first ad appeared in early 1993 in Classic Toy Trains magazine. Throughout the 1990's we were a regular advertiser in their wonderful magazine. However, since the advent of the internet, we've opened our on-line store in January 1999 and now focused our attention completely to this website.
Focus is original Postwar Lionel trains:
Even though we specialize in Postwar Lionel trains, we have a significant selection of modern era Lionel trains as well as an large selection of interesting and unique paper items such as catalogues, instruction manuals, original magazine advertisements and more. Finally, for those that love to operator their trains, we have a large supply of operator-grade trains at very affordable prices.