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@MartyE posted:

I am getting ready toss a crap ton of catalogs.  I really wish Lionel would put as many of them they have as pdfs on the site.

They used to have them on their website, but some years ago they cleaned most of the pre-2010 stuff off their website (don't understand why, but then against it's Lionel) - unlike MTH which still has catalogs all the way back to 1993.

@ed h posted:

If anyone saved the direct download links for the 2011-2013 catalogs, they may work, for example I found in my old notes the link for 2011 Signature:

catalogs.lionel.com/11signature/offline/download.pdf

copy and paste the link into a browser and it should download

Catalogs starting with 2011 are still on their website.

However, in 2013 I downloaded some of their 2009 catalogs. In 2010 I downloaded their 2010 catalogs.

I suspect they have some type of "rolling" deletion date so catalogs older than - maybe 10 years  - are automatically removed. That's a shame. They should keep ALL of them online.

@paulp575 posted:

Catalogs starting with 2011 are still on their website.

However, in 2013 I downloaded some of their 2009 catalogs. In 2010 I downloaded their 2010 catalogs.

I suspect they have some type of "rolling" deletion date so catalogs older than - maybe 10 years  - are automatically removed. That's a shame. They should keep ALL of them online.

Looks like can still get back to 2009 catalogs, digging thru some more of my notes I found a 2009 link:

catalogs.lionel.com/2009signature/offline/download.pdf

Seems like Lionel should update their website with the direct download links for these older catalogs. Then again since they re-did the website a few years ago its obvious they choose splashy graphics over functionality and content.

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@ed h posted:

Looks like can still get back to 2009 catalogs, digging thru some more of my notes I found a 2009 link:

catalogs.lionel.com/2009signature/offline/download.pdf

Seems like Lionel should update their website with the direct download links for these older catalogs. Then again since they re-did the website a few years ago its obvious they choose splashy graphics over functionality and content.

Looking at all the Lionel catalogs I have downloaded - these are the earliest I have downloaded:

K-Line by Lionel 2009 Volume 1 Catalog

Lionel 2009 Ready-to-Run Catalog

Lionel 2009 Signature Edition Catalog

Lionel 2009 Volume II Catalog – includes Christmas Catalog

Lionel 2009 Christmas Catalog – included with Lionel 2009 Volume II Catalog

Wonder if there is a way to download the earlier (pre-2009) with a direct link since it looks like they used a different naming system pre-2009:

K-Line by Lionel 2008 Volume 1 Catalog

Lionel 2008 Volume 1 Signature Edition Catalog

Lionel 2008 Christmas Catalog

K-Line by Lionel 2008 Volume 2 Catalog

Lionel 2008 Train Catalog Volume 2

paulp575 - I don't believe its possible to download the pre 2009 catalogs, or at least in pdf format. They were not online as pdfs, they mostly consist of html pages and the pages don't look 100 percent the same as the catalogs.  The links still exist, but unfortunately not in any easy downloadable file.

@ed h posted:

paulp575 - I don't believe its possible to download the pre 2009 catalogs, or at least in pdf format. They were not online as pdfs, they mostly consist of html pages and the pages don't look 100 percent the same as the catalogs.  The links still exist, but unfortunately not in any easy downloadable file.

You are correct. I remember trying to download the catalog pages for items I have purchased. It was a nightmare.

I do have physical copies most of the Lionel catalogs issued since 1974 (definitely the more recent ones - since I started my current collection in 2009), but once in a while I come across a catalog/flier that I did not know existed.

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