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Lionel 18205 Union Pacific Dash 8-40C (New*)
Mfg #: 6-18205
2015 Greenburg Price Guide: $335 (Mint)
This Union Pacific Dash 8-40C was manufactured by Lionel in 1989. It was the first Dash 8-40C diesel ever made by Lionel and features dual Pullmor motors, 12 wheel drive, magne-traction, die cast metal wheels and trucks, diesel horn, headlights, illuminated number boards, electronic "e-unit" (forward-neutral-reverse and no annoying "buzz"), flashing cab mounted warning light, engineer figure in cab, die-cast operating knuckle couplers at both ends, and excellently detailed cab, brake-lines, snowplow& handrails.
It is one in series of "simple" dual-motored Dash 8 diesels (prior to the introduction of the computerized diesels of the present day) and it is "simply" a brute, nothing complicated, and capable of pulling 40-50 modern era freight cars.
*The original owner of this brand new, factory fresh diesel gave it some “mis-guided” love in apparently attempting a cosmetic repair. In the rear of the diesel it appears that “hot-glue” was used to secure a (probably) loose radiator. While the “repair” did succeed in securing the plastic cover (it is now rock solid), the by-product of using hot glue was to warp/melt the corners of the cover. Barely visible from trackside sightlines (see photos), we have taken a photo from the top so you can see the flaw.
All other aspects of this diesel's condition are "factory fresh" (i.e. "Mint", "brand new", "never been on the tracks or displayed"). So if you can live with the flaw, and our lower price because of it; perhaps this is the perfect workhorse for your layout.
(PS – While we had the cover off, investigating the source of the warp, we took the liberty of removing all of the original gear well grease – it was like glue – and putting in fresh lube. Hand held, using alligator clips to keep it off the track, this 25 year old piece now runs smooth as silk.)
It was issued in an orange & blue Lionel box. That box comes with this diesel and is in Like New condition, with a few scuffs. All of the paperwork is also included.