YourToyTrains just loves model trains. And we love the real trains- the industry we proudly model with such outstanding brands like Lionel, MTH Electric Trains, and Atlas Model. No other site takes the time to give a quick historical summary of the railroad:
"Union Pacific Railroad: This railroad is a big part of 19th Century US history, and is still an important part of the economy today. Legislation creating the Union Pacific was signed by President Abraham Lincoln- UP would be the eastern end of the first transcontinental railroad. In one of the most important events of the 19th Century the transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869. Celebrations were tough on the Union Pacific, where mismanagement, waste, and corruption made the company anathema to many Americans. Excellent leadership first under Jay Gould and then E. H. Harriman propelled this lagging railroad into a premier US railroad. Mr. Harriman's philosophy of pumping cash back into the railroad worked wonders, and the Union Pacific became a very successful railroad throughout the 20th Century. The merging during the 1980s and 1990s of key Western railroads Missouri Pacific, Chicago & North Western, and Southern Pacific (among many more) has positioned this huge railroad to be one of the two megasystems operating in the Western US".
Why all this extra work? We love this stuff! We at YourToyTrains assure you we spend just as much time tracking down exact product features and conducting a price comparison to our competitors as well. Expect us to do more....because we love it!