A fascinating trip through the rise, fall, and rise again of Lionel, one of the manufacturing and pop icons in modern American life.The impeccable research by Lionel historian Robert J. Osterhoff, along with more than 575 photos and images, tells the history of Lionel trains, factories, employees, and business practices from the late nineteenth century until today.Perfect for toy train enthusiasts, history buffs, or anyone seeking a nostalgic journey back to their childhood.