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The BRIO® Product Database

This is a fairly comprehensive, but not complete, listing of known BRIO Wooden Railway and Wooden Railway compatible theme products from 1980 and on. It was generated mostly from BRIO catalogs, but includes product info from numerous other sources including other colletors, retail boxes and packages, old product listings from BRIO's web site on the Internet Archive, and eBay listings.

You'll notice that some products are listed multiple times, even with the same product number. This incidcates a change in styling from one year to the next. Some products, like the Lifting Bridge #33357, had several iterations under the same number. Others, like the School Bus, got a new product code with each update. And some, like the Footbridge and Family, sometimes got a new code and sometimes did not. BRIO was not consistent here.

Special thanks go to collectors Dave Pecota and artheathen for their assistance. They provided some catalog scans, product information, bits of history, and lots of advice as I assembled this database.

Expansion Packs

In general the term "Expansion Pack" was reserved for bundles of track as cost-effective alternatives to individual track packs. The two notable exceptions were the short-lived Shuthing Yard and Dockside Expansion Packs which did come with track but also bundled other accessories: engines, rolling stock, cranes, and so on. Why BRIO specifically chose to call these expanion packs is a mystery since equivalent products existed without the "expansion pack" label, but it would be awkward to not categorize them as named so they are presented here.

Number Name New in Catalogs
3340 / 31405-64 Big Track Expansion Pack / Expansion Kit with Switches
33302 Dock Yard Expansion Pack / Dockside Expansion Pack 1999
33303 Shunting Yard Expansion Pack 1999
33307 Advanced Expansion Pack 2008
33308 Advanced Railway Set Expansion Pack / Assorted Elevated Track Expansion Pack 1999
33336 Expansion Kit / Assorted Track Set
33339 Beginner Railway Set Expansion Pack 1999
33340 Big Track Expansion Pack / Expansion Kit with Switches 1997
33343 Assorted Track Set
33343 Intermediate Railway Set Expansion Pack 1999
33401 Expansion Pack Beginner
33402 Expansion Pack Intermediate

Product Themes

Legend

  • 33117† Rimless wheel design

  • 1998Product appears in a general or Wooden Railway themed catalog book, linked online
  • 1998Product appears in a general or Wooden Railway themed foldout or product insert, linked online
  • 1998Product appears in a themed foldout or insert, linked online
  • 1998Product appears in a general or Wooden Railway themed catalog not available for online viewing

  • 1998 Catalog year is known
  • 1998-99 Catalog year is estimated

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