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151st Anniversary of the Great Train Chase of 1862


The Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA) is planning to host a Special Event commemorating the 151st Anniversary of The Great Train Chase of 1862 in Paterson NJ on Saturday April 13. We will host an all day event with several activities planned at the Paterson Museum throughout the day and activities in the afternoon at the NJ Hi-Railers club in Paterson (home of a 185’ long toy train operating layout), followed by a private buffet dinner in the evening.

The Paterson Museum is the site of the Rogers Works Factory for the Rogers, Ketchum & Grosvenor Company where the original General steam locomotives of The Great Train Chase were built. We believe this event which features an entire day of Lionel Trains, Real Train history, Civil War Re-enactment activities and music will be enjoyed by members of the entire family. We believe this event will be informative, educational, entertaining and most of all fun for the kids.

For additional information about the LCCA, please visit our website 

The Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA) is a national, not-for profit, volunteer organization which was formed by Jim Gates of Perry IA along with 83 other charter members back in 1970. The club has grown over the years and has approximately 8000 members from all around the world, but predominantly in the US. The purpose of the club is to “promote and foster interest, research, education and enjoyment of Lionel trains from 1900 to the present in particular and by association, all toy trains in general

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