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|Lionel Collectors Club of America|
The LCCA was founded by James D. Gates of Des Moines, Iowa, on August 1, 1970. It was his idea that collectors and operators of Lionel trains had long needed an organization dedicated solely to their hobby interest. With this basis, Jim placed ads in the railroading magazines inviting others of similar interests to join Jim in establishing a club. By July 1, 1971, eighty-three Charter Members had signed on to give birth to his new club exclusively for the Lionel hobbyist. Since then our membership has continued to increase to where today there over eleven thousand members of the LCCA worldwide.