This time of year, I try to update the catalog pages on sites like the BigTrainStore.com and BigChristmasTrains.com. Some model train providers got slammed hard by the recession and may take a few more years to catch up. But it seems like Lionel is surpassing its own records for number of new train products a year.
In the ordinary road name settings, there are current and upcoming sets with at least NINE different locomotives and several different road names. http://www.bigtrainstore.com/o_gauge/o_gauge.htm
In the Holiday settings there are many new trains as well, both within and outside the Polar Express branding: http://bigchristmastrains.com/o_gauge_x ... e_xmas.htm
If the press releases are to believe, several more trains, especially Christmas trains, will be hitting our shores in the next several weeks.
Congrats on a HUGE comeback, guys. I hope your sales figures justify all the extra effort. - Paul