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Todd's Railfan Guide to
the TRAINS of HALLMARK

In General
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In General

In 1996, Hallmark began a tradition, which so far, has lasted 20 years.  They started producing collectable Christmas Tree ornaments.  Most, but not all, are roughly the size of an "N" scale model train.  Engines such as the Union Pacific DD-35 is understandably smaller in scale due to the inherent size of the prototype unit!

Most of the years also featured a miniature train set, about the size of "Z" scale trains.

In either 1999 or 2000, Hallmark also dabbled in a series of locomotives in roughly HO size.  I didn't know about these engines until I decided to visit a Hallmark store in Fort Collins CO, where they were on a 50% off sale (~$75), so I would up buying almost everything they had, and for the ones that were the last one "he" had, he also let me have the advertising cards which told you about the engine.  I should have bought them all to get the rest of the cards.

I would like to thank my wife Dianne for keeping me in the Hallmark trains, even tho I don't really need to collect any more stuff.... at least they are small and don't take up much room!  :-)

If you are looking to collect or otherwise fill in your collection, check out these resources:
     http://www.hookedonhallmark.com/Lionel-Trains_c_142.html
     http://www.ornamentmall.com/Lionel-Trains_c_408.html
     http://www.replacements.com/collect/HMK_900067.htm
 

Pictures
Because there is a lot on this page to view, I've included the shortcuts below to make it easier to navigate.
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2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015


1996 - 1st in the Lionel Trains Series
700E Hudson Steam Locomotive - 1 Piece Set
Original Price = $?

 


1997 - 2nd in the Lionel Trains Series
Santa Fe Diesel Engine - 1 Piece Set
Original Price = $?



 


1998 - 3rd in the Lionel Trains Series
Pennsylvania RR GG-1 Locomotive #4907 - 1 Piece Set
Original Price = $?

 


1999 - 4th in the Lionel Trains Series
Norfolk & Western Steam Locomotive - 2 Piece Set - Locomotive #746 & Tender
Original Price = $?/?

 

 


2000 - 5th in the Lionel Trains Series
General Steam Locomotive & Tender - 2 Piece Set
Original Price = $/?/?

 

 


2001 - 6th in the Lionel Trains Series
Chessie System Steam Special - 2 Piece Set - Locomotive #2101 & Tender
Original Price = $?/?

   

 


2002 - 7th in the Lionel Trains Series
Blue Comet 400E SteamLocomotive - 3 Piece Set - Locomotive, Tender, Passenger Car
Original Price = $?/?/?

   

 


2003 - 8th in the Lionel Trains Series
4449 Daylight Steam Locomotive - 3 Piece Set - Locomotive, Tender, Observation Car
Original Price = $/?/?/?

   

 


2003 Miniature
Blue Comet Steam Locomotive & Tender - 2 Piece Set
Original Price = $?



 


2004 - 9th in the Lionel Trains Series
1939 Hiawatha Steam Locomotive #101 - 3 Piece Set - Locomotive #101, Tender, Observation Car
Original Price = $18.95/?/?

 

   



2004 Miniature
Southern Pacific Daylight Steam Locomotive & Tender - 2 Piece Set
Original Price = $?




2004 Compliment
Lionel Trains Lionelville Compliment Magic
Original Price = $?




2005 - 10th in the Lionel Trains Series
Pennsylvania RR B6 Steam Locomotive - 4 Piece Set - Locomotive, Tender, PRR Boxcar, NYC Caboose
Original Price = $?/?/?/?

  

  



2006 - 11th in the Lionel Trains Series
Union Pacific RR Veranda Turbine Locomotive - 3 Piece Set - Locomotive, Tender (Fuel Car), Stock Freight Car
Original Price = $?/?/?

   


2006 Limited Quantity
Santa Fe Diesel Engine in Gold - 1 Piece Set
Original Price = $?
This ornament was a limited quantity remake of the 1997 Santa Fe Engine.


 


2007 - 12th in the Lionel Trains Series
American Freedom Train - 3 Piece Set - Locomotive, Sleeper, Observation Car
Original Price = $?/?/?





 

 


2007 Miniature
Pennsylvania RR B6 Steam Locomotive & Tender - 2 Piece Set
Original Price = $?





2008 - 13th in the Lionel Trains Series

 

 


2009 - 14th in the Lionel Trains Series
Lionel Trains Holiday Red Mikado - 3 Piece Set - Holiday RR Mikado Steam Locomotive, HRR Tender, HRR Boxcar
Original Price = $?/?/?

   


2010 - 15th in the Lionel Trains Series
Union Pacific Streamliner - 3 Piece Set - UP/LL Locomotive, UP/LL Long Coach, UP/LL Buffet Coach
Original Price = $?/?/?

   

 


2010 Limited Quantity
Kansas City Southern Diesel Locomotive - 1 Piece Set
Original Price = $?
This ornament was a limited qua





2010 Miniature
Lionel Scout Set - 3 Piece Set
Original Price = $?



2011 - 16th in the Lionel Trains Series
Berkshire Steam Locomotive - 3 Piece Set - Locomotive #726, Lionel Lines Tender, Pennsylvania RR Caboose #477618
Original Price = $?/?/?

   
 


2011 Limited Quantity
Pennsylvania Railroad GG-1 Electric Locomotive - 1 Piece Set
Original Price = $?
This ornament is a limited quantity ornament that is a colorway/repaint of the 1998 GG-1.



 


2011 Miniature
Lionel Santa Fe Super Chief - 3 Piece Set
Original Price = $?





2012 - 17th in the Lionel Trains Series
Nutcracker Route Christmas Train - 3 Piece Set - Locomotive, Tender, Coach
Original Price = $?/?/?

   

 

 


2012 Limited Quantity
Southern Pacific 4449 Daylight Steam Locomotive in Gold - 1 Piece Set
Original Price = $?
This ornament was produced in limited quantities and debuted in October 2012.  The original version of this was a 2003 issue.  Handcrafted, metal, and the wheels turn.  4-1/8" x 1-3/8" x 1"




2013 - 18th in the Lionel Trains Series
Steam Locomotive #2037 - 3 Piece Set - Lionel Lines Locomotive, LL Tender, LL Caboose #6017
Original Price = $?/?/?

   

   

 


2013 Limited Quantity
Steam Locomotive #2037 in Pink - 1 Piece Set
Original Price = $?
This is one of six Limited Quantity Hallmark Ornaments issued for 2013 October Debut Weekend.  It is a repaint of the standard issue Lionel Train Locomotive for 2013.  3-3/4" long.




2013 Miniature
Lionel Trains Minneapolis & St Louis Work Train - 3 Piece Set
Original Price = $?




2014 - 19th in the Lionel Trains Series
Pennsylvania RR Torpedo Locomotive - 3 Piece Set - PRR Steam Locomotive #238E, Lionel Lines Tender, Observation Car #601
Original Price = $19.95/$17.95/$17.95

   

 

  


2014 Limited Quantity
PRR Steam Locomotive #238E in Gold - 1 Piece Set
Original Price = $?
2014 October Debut Weekend Limited Quantity Hallmark Ornament.  This is a repaint of the standard issue Lionel Train Locomotive for 2014.  1" W x 1-1/2" H x 3-1/2" L.

 


2014 Miniature
Lionel North Pole Express - 3 Piece Set
Original Price = $?




2015 - 20th in the Lionel Trains Series
Chessie System Freight Train - 3 Piece Set - Chessie Locomotive #6595, Seaboard Boxcar #25093, WM/Chessie Caboose #901818
Original Price = $?

Don't know about the rest of the country, but around here in Maryland, this set went FAST due to the WM caboose!  Come a week before THE DAY, they were all gone.

     

 


2015 Limited Quantity
Chessie System GP-38 Diesel Freight Locomotive in Gold - 1 Piece Set
Original Price = $?
2015 October Debut Weekend Limited Quantity Hallmark Ornament.  This is a repaint of this years standard issue Lionel Train Locomotive.



2015 Miniature
Deluxe Pullman Set - 3 Piece Set - Steam Locomotive #733, LL Tender, LL Pullman Sleeper Coach
Original Price = $24.95
In 1950, LIONEL commemorated its 50th anniversary with the 2148WS Deluxe Pullman Set.



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Disclaimers:

I love trains, and I love signals.  I am not an expert.  My webpages reflect what I find on the topic of the page.  This is something I have fun with while trying to help others.  My webpages are an attempt at putting everything I can find of the subject in one convenient place.  There are plenty of other good websites to help me in this effort, and they are listed in the links section on my indexa page, or as needed on individual pages.  Please do not write to me about something that may be incorrect, and then hound the heck out of me if I do not respond to you in the manner you would like.  I operate on the "Golden Rule Principle", and if you are not familiar with it, please acquaint yourself with how to treat people by reading Mathew 7:12 (among others, the principle exists in almost every religion).  If you contact me (like some do, hi Paul) and try to make it a "non-fun" thing and start with the name calling, your name will go into my spambox list! :-)

Please Note:  Since the main focus of my two websites is railroad signals, the railfan guides are oriented towards the signal fan being able to locate them.  For those of you into the modeling aspect of our hobby, my indexa page has a list of almost everything railroad oriented I can think of to provide you with at least a few pictures to help you detail your pike.

If this is a railfan page, every effort has been made to make sure that the information contained on this map and in this railfan guide is correct.  Once in a while, an error may creep in, especially if restaurants or gas stations open, close, or change names.  Most of my maps are a result of personal observation after visiting these locations.  I have always felt that a picture is worth a thousand words", and I feel annotated maps such as the ones I work up do the same justice for the railfan over a simple text description of the area.  Since the main focus of my website is railroad signals, the railfan guides are oriented towards the signal fan being able to locate them.  Since most of us railheads don't have just trains as a hobby, I have also tried to point out where other interesting sites of the area are.... things like fire stations, neat bridges, or other significant historical or geographical feature.  While some may feel they shouldn't be included, these other things tend to make MY trips a lot more interesting.... stuff like where the C&O Canal has a bridge going over a river (the Monocacy Aqueduct) between Point of Rocks and Gaithersburg MD, it's way cool to realize this bridge to support a water "road" over a river was built in the 1830's!!!  

My philosophy: Pictures and maps are worth a thousand words, especially for railfanning.  Text descriptions only get you so far, especially if you get lost or disoriented.  Take along good maps.... a GPS is OK to get somewhere, but maps are still better if you get lost!  I belong to AAA, which allows you to get local maps for free when you visit the local branches.  ADC puts out a nice series of county maps for the Washington DC area, but their state maps do not have the railroads on them.  If you can find em, I like the National Geographic map book of the U.S..... good, clear, and concise graphics, and they do a really good job of showing you where tourist type attractions are, although they too lack the railroads.  Other notes about specific areas will show up on that page if known.

By the way, floobydust is a term I picked up 30-40 years ago from a National Semiconductor data book, and means miscellaneous and/or other stuff.

Pictures and additional information is always needed if anyone feels inclined to take 'em, send 'em, and share 'em, or if you have something to add or correct.... credit is always given! BE NICE!!! Contact info is here

Beware: If used as a source, ANYTHING from Wikipedia must be treated as being possibly being inaccurate, wrong, or not true.

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