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Photographs of H.L.A. events and programs

2007 Model Train Display

2009 Holiday House Tour showing Antique Toys

March 9th, 2014 - Neill Hartley as Joshua Lionel Cohen

Neill Hartley AS Joshua lionel cowen


An exciting One-Man history


Neill Hartley is Joshua Lionel Cowen in this exciting and magical one–man show about the founding and history of one of the greatest toy companies ever created! A fully staged presentation that will entertain and educate audiences of all ages.

See young Joshua Lionel Cowen as he begins building “electrical novelties.”  Then follow his climb to the top of the toy industry, as he creates Lionel Toy Trains, one of the most beloved and successful toy companies of all time. 

Experience the magic of toy trains and the timeless pleasure of model railroading.  Learn about Joshua Lionel Cowen’s incredible skill at marketing with indelible images that have helped sell more than 50 million train sets and more than 300 miles of track each year!

Following the performance, there is a short informational section about the history of railroads, and of the toy train world beyond the Lionel years. A question and answer will conclude the presentation.

Neill Hartley is professional actor who tours with a series of one-man shows, has performed with many local and regional theaters and is on the theater faculty of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA

"Lionel Toy Trains are truly the Standard of the World."

Joshua Lionel Cowen