I spent an hour picking up my sister at the airport yesterday for an afternoon layover in Denver and then suffered through most of it when my car battery died and had to be replaced. On the way to drop her off last night, huge piles of railroad construction supplies caught my eye and I remembered that Denver is building a new rail-line from Union Station to the airport. It seems trains are back in style.
Lionel Trains has been around since 1900 and it seems they are making plans to be around much longer. In July they released an iPad app that can control their model train systems and this week they released their first game called Battle Train. It’s more than that though, because Lionel Trains is active on social media and their app website is brand new with all of the bells and whistles. Instead of relying on the past 100+ years of business they are trying to remain relevant in a digital world.