Lionel Corporation's trains, produced from 1901 to 1969, are the most famous toy trains in the United States and among the most famous in the world. Lionel Trains were inducted in the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2006.
The National Toy Hall of Fame is a hall of fame that recognizes the contributions of toys and games that have sustained their popularity for many years. Established in 1998, the National Toy Hall of Fame is in the Strong Museum (now the Strong - National Museum of Play) in Rochester, New York.
Thirty-nine toys have been enshrined in the National Toy Hall of Fame.