|1997 saw Lionel split there catalog into the Classic edition(traditional line) and Heritage edition(collector line). A great year with the LLC mangement in full swing with numerous additions in the TMCC department. This Classic edition with mostly traditional items and a few collectors engines, and accesories, had some real winners for 97. Includes; Santa Fe Alco PA-1 with TMCC and matching S.F. Surfliner aluminum 4-car set, Thomas in O gauge(finally), 55 tie-jector car, Boston & Albany 4-6-2 Pacific with railsounds, NYC NW2 with TMCC(cataloged in 1950, and finally made in 1997), Southern Pacific and GE Dash 9's, an assortment of Looney Tunes freight cars(with rare boxes), the rare AEC Reactor Fluid Tank Cars(three colors), Lionel City 3D Aquarium car, new set Port Of Lionel Dive Team set, Lionel Lines Bottling Co. train set, S.F. Warbonnet pass set, Intermodal Crane in SP and NS, American Flyer section, and lots more. Paper pulp catalog with 24 artwork pages. A seperate Accessory catalog was issued with track, transformers, and accessories.