Lionel 027 "Mooseheart" Observation car

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Lionel 027 "Mooseheart" Observation car
Posted by elmer53 on Saturday, August 3, 2002 6:25 AM
Couple of years ago, I posted to the editor a question regarding the 027 Mooseheart observation car that was released in thee early 1950's. I asked since Mooseheart was an orphanage, in the Chicago area, and since Lionel chose names from the east coast, for train cars and such, what was the connection? I think I have found the answer. A member on the BRHS yahoo list, replied that the possible connection was Jousha Cowen may of been a "Moose". Fraternal membership between business moguls was a common theme in those times. Moosehaven is the national headquarters of the orgganization that runs the Mooseheart facility. And then maybe since he loved children so much, that was also the connection. Thomas Kaufman
Largo Florida.

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