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Lionel Spotlights Polar Express Streamliner Passenger Set

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Oct. 30th 2013

Winter is almost here, and Lionel is ready to roll into the season with a wonderful set of trains celebrating the snow, the cold, and the upcoming holiday season. 

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Big at the Boxcar Office: City of Trains

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Oct. 27th 2013

It's not easy to build a beautiful inner-city layout, and that's one reason few modelers take up the challenge. But I found a layout which takes up that challenged and exceeds it in every way, earning itself the "box office" treatment today.

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Railway Robbery: Magazines and Mega Collections

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Oct. 25th 2013

Everytime I talk about the high cost of our hobby to a non-railroader, I get stunned looks and dropped jaws. Model railroading is certainly not cheap, but sometimes even devout railroaders can be shocked by the excessive prices expected for some high-end items. These kinds of exorbitant prices start to look like "Railway Robbery!"

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News From the Lionel Showroom at the Fall 2013 York Meet

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Oct. 23rd 2013

Lionel revealed some big upcoming products at York last week, but they also put together an impressive array of upcoming trains in their booth at the show. We've got a closer look at the awesome trains that made the trip.  

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Lionel's Highlights From the 2013 Fall York Meet

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Oct. 22nd 2013

The TCA Eastern Division's York Meet is one of the year's most spectacular events for model railroaders and manufacturers alike. We certainly enjoyed our time there last week, and managed to see all the latest news and reveals coming from Lionel's impressive booth. 

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Time to Set Your Time Zone on the DASH Marketplace

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Oct. 21st 2013

The DASH Marketplace has been operating on the UTC time zone since its formation, in order to appeal to a more neutral and international audience. But the unusual times confused lots of folks, so we've introduced a full suite of time zone support. 

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Find DASH at York This Week

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Oct. 17th 2013

If you're going to be in York Pennsylvania this week for the October meet, then keep your eyes out for DASH team member Steve in his one-of-a-kind DASH shirt.

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Lionel Spotlights Spooky Area 51 Set

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Oct. 16th 2013

As Halloween approaches, things start getting a little spookier. Ghost, goblins, and ghouls could be lingering behind every corner, and now Lionel even has us worried about aliens with their latest product spotlight. 

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First MTH Webinar Contest Winners Selected

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Oct. 14th 2013

We partned with MTH Trains to help railroaders like you get their model train collection online. Our recent webinar drew hundreds of attendees that learned to manage their collection online with DASH, and two lucky people won a prize along the way.

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Big at the Boxcar Office: The Best Trains of Our Lives

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Oct. 12th 2013

Despite the thousands of railroaders across the world building layouts of their favorite times and regions, very few focus on the various seasons of the year. As the colors change outside our windows here in the month of October, I like looking to layouts that feature the vibrant colors of reality. This layout does exactly that and earns the "box office" treatment today.

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Fire Sale Heats Up This Weekend on the DASH Marketplace

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Oct. 11th 2013

You may have noticed that DASH has experienced some unfortunate downtime this week. It was caused by a freak smoke-related incident at our hosting company's facility. To fight that "fire" we've created a special new event on the DASH Marketplace this weekend.

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Lionel Spotlights American Flyer Heritage Series ES44ACs

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Oct. 8th 2013

Fans of last year's American Flyer Heritage Series pieces will be excited by Lionel's latest product spotlight. There's a rainbow of new trains on the way and they're wonderful tributes full of great features. 

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DASH Contest Winner Takes to the Rails

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Oct. 7th 2013

A couple months ago, DASH and MTH teamed up to give away an incredible new $430 BNSF ES44 Diesel Locomotive. The winner was DASH user EngineerBob, and he was kind enough to send along a photo after receiving his prize. 

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Lionel LCCA Convention Exclusive Train Contest Winner

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Oct. 5th 2013

Thanks to the continued success of DASH and our many partnerships across the model train world, we just gave away a brand new $140 Lionel LCCA 2013 Convention Exclusive Switcher. The giveaway was well received by railroaders across the globe, and now we've selected one lucky grand prize winner.

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MTH Announces Fall TCA 2013 Special York Car

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Oct. 2nd 2013

The Fall 2013 TCA York meet is only a couple weeks away, and MTH has announced their great new collector box car to celebrate this edition of the show. 

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Polk's & Aristocraft Trains to Close Doors

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Oct. 1st 2013

In a new email, Polk's has announced that they will be closing the doors on their business at the end of the year. As the folks behind Aristocraft Trains, this is a unfortunate announcement and a definite loss to the hobby.

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