Lionel's official announcement:
Dear Lionel Partner,
Some of you may have heard that the Made in America boxcars have been delayed due to manufacturer's production issues. At the present time we will not be shipping any additional Made in America Product. Once we determine when we can resume shipping, Lionel will contact you regarding any backorders.
Listed below are the cars involved:
29976 2012 Christmas Boxcar
15071 Coke Christmas Boxcar
39363 Peanuts Halloween Boxcar
29980 Elvis Boxcar
39339 Roosevelt Boxcar
39337 Washington Boxcar
39338 Lincoln Boxcar
39340 Jefferson Boxcar
39350 Thomas Kinkade All Aboard For Christmas Boxcar
39351 Peanuts Thanksgiving Boxcar
15097 Peanuts Christmas Boxcar
We are actively searching for a solution and will keep everyone advised to our progress. Lionel Trains is still committed to having product "Made in America"
Lionel Sales Department
We still have some of these cars as of 12/11/12, but they won't last long.