Ryan Kunkle

  • Director of Production at Lionel LLC
  • Former president of The Conrail Historical Society, Inc.
  • Author of more than fifty articles and presentations on model and prototype railroads
  • Creator of 25 model railroads for private and public display

Experience

Ryan Kunkle is a former writer for The Spruce who contributed 132 articles on the topic of model trains. Ryan is a national expert on model trains and the Director of Production at Lionel LLC, the premier model train manufacturer in the United States. He is also the former president of the Conrail Historical Society. In both capacities, Ryan speaks and writes on the topic of model trains, and develops model train layouts for public and private display. His ​current model railroad project replicates Conrail's operations around Pittsburgh, PA in October of 1996 in a 24 ft x 40 ft multi-level HO scale layout. 

Education

Ryan has a Bachelors degree from the Honors College at Millersville University in American History and a Masters in American History and Museum Studies from the University of Delaware.

Publications and Awards

Ryan has authored more than 50 articles and public presentations on model and prototype railroads and writes the blog for Lionel LLC.

 

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

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