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LEGO® Trains Are Older Than You Think

“End of the Line” featuring a 1950’s LEGO wooden train toy. Scene and photo by Chris Rozek

I’m sure many of us know that the LEGO® company has been producing train sets based on their plastic brick system for 50 years. And that’s an amazing length of time. But did you know LEGO trains go back farther than the bricks we all know and love?

The LEGO Group began in the workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen, a carpenter from Billund, Denmark, who began making wooden toys in 1932. LEGO continued producing wooden toys until 1960. During the wooden toy era of the LEGO company there were several wooden train toys offered for sale. Bellow is are pages from a 1950 LEGO catalog showing several different wooden trains offered for sale.

1950 LEGO wooden toy catalog showing the range of train toys offered. photo from http://miniland.nl

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