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Vintage Holiday Flashback:: Lionel Trains.

Via: kawkawpa

All families have their holiday traditions. one special tradition in my family was Christmas trains.  Now, I wasn’t really into trains as a child, but seeing how excited my father and brothers were over them always made me smile.  This didn’t start with my brothers. This was something that my dad enjoyed so much as a child that he continued it with his children. When he was a child Santa would not only bring the presents, but the tree and trains going around them.  All. That. Night.  Oof.

I know there must be other trains out there, but the ones I grew up watching were always Lionel trains.  Perhaps that is due to the wonderful ad campaigns they ran every year around the holidays.

Oh, to wake up Christmas morning to trains!

Via: Shorpy.

I love when Santa also brought an entire village as well to highlight the trains. So cool! I even like the penguin!

via: BudCat14

_bluegift Via: Retro Thing.

Did you grow up with trains?

 

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  1. Amber Liddle says

    Brendan grew up with a Christmas train, he is so funny about it. He bought one for the kids this year, said Christmas wasn’t complete without a train! I really like that ad with the circle track–more toys need to be happy circles and not exploding vampire killers :)

  2. Lauren says

    Is that a pinup with a bare-breasted broad hanging up high behind the tree (in the tunnel photo)?

    • Alix says

      yipes….it kinda looks like it! hahahaha. wow, eagle eye.

    • Dottie says

      Oh gosh! Eep! I’m so sorry! Err… But well, the kid with the penguin is cute!

  3. Emily @ Make It Happen Mama says

    I love that my little guy loves his trains just as much as I did and my dad before me :-)

  4. alejandro says

    I love that 1950′s style in kids fathers in trains, buildings, cars and marilyns haha, why i feel so nostalgic?



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