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1862
Joseph, Myers & Co of London becomes the first company to have a steam powered model locomotive in their catalog. Carogatti in Konigsberg becomes the first German company to do so in 1869.The models of this time always ran on the floor, most were fueled by ethanol.

 
 
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The Underground Railroad Shoppe, located in New Castle, Pennsylvania is the area's most unique toy train store and provides the most complete selection of old and new Lionel, American Flyer, MTH & Williams trains for sale or trade.

We also carry custom-designed, pre-trimmed, water type decals for your restoration projects.

The Underground Railroad Shoppe is an authorized Lionel Service Station with a complete in-house repair shop.

The nicely lighted show room is located north of New Castle on Route 18. Entrance is made through a beautiful reproduction of a Pennsylvania Railroad red caboose. Experienced and friendly sales people will answer your questions and help you find what you are looking for.

Railroad memorabilia, videos, and all types of toy train accessories are featured in a very enjoyable and nostalgic trip to the past.

During the winter months (November, December, January) be sure to visit our fabulous Lionel Train Layout display which features over 600 sq. ft of O gauge trains, figures and animated accessories, complete with thousands of lights, lighted bulldings and a unique railroad sound system. There are 12 main lines running, controlled by an electronic control system produced by Depotronics, Inc., and the area's largest animated amusement park.

The three tiered layout has provided thrills for thousands of children and adults every holiday season. Each year, new additions to the display provide added interest.

A visit to the Underground Railroad Shoppe has become an annual Christmas tradition for many families. Collectors as well as just plain train lovers enjoy a visit to the Underground Railroad Shoppe.


Hours
Holiday Season Shop Hours
(Monday of Thanksgiving Week ending New Year's Day)
Monday / Wednesday / Friday - 12pm - 9pm
Tuesday and Thursday - 12pm - 5pm
Saturday - 10am - 5pm
Sunday - 12pm - 5pm

January Hours
(January 1 - January 31)
Mon. / Wed. / Fri. - 12pm - 5pm
Tues. / Thurs.- Closed
Saturday - 10am - 5pm
Sunday - 12am - 5pm

Miniature Railroad Village Display Hours
(Open during Holiday Season from Monday of Thanksgiving Week ending New Year's Day-
Miniature Railroad Village Displays closes for the season with the annual Deluxe Train Set Giveaway on last Sunday of January)
Monday / Wednesday / Friday - 6pm - 9pm (EVENINGS ONLY)
Tuesday and Thursday - DISPLAY IS CLOSED
*SPECIAL HOURS EVERY YEAR- DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING & DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS, THE SHOP & DISPLAY ARE OPEN ALL DAY 10am-9m*
Saturday - 10am - 5pm (Display is also open on Saturday through January 31)
Sunday - 12pm - 5pm (Display is also open on Sunday through January 31)

Lionel Display Admission
Adults - $1.00 (Each paying admission receives a chance for the annual Deluxe train set giveaway)
Children - Free

Off Season Hours
(February 1 - Monday of Thanksgiving Week in November)
Mon. / Wed. / Fri. - 12pm - 5pm
Tues. / Thurs. / Sun. - Closed
Saturday - 10am - 4pm

Directions / Map
The Underground Railroad Shoppe is located at
1906 Wilmington Road
New Castle, PA 16015
Phone (724)-652-4912