Lionel Trains has a global headquarters in Concord, North Carolina and has played a huge role in railroading since it was originally founded in 1900 as Lionel Manufacturing Company. In 2004, Lionel partnered with Warner Brothers to release The Polar Express™ train set which became one of their best selling train sets. The brand offers a large selection of trains, scenery, and model train supplies at different price points for model railroaders.