No. 6-8158 -Powered -1981 Release
No. 6-8159 -Dummy -1981 Release
Introduced in Lionel's 1981 catalog is the GP-35 diesel. One of the hallmarks of
this era of Lionel production was innovating with existing toolings. The 1981 GP-35 is a prime example. The body is basically
the GP-9 with an angled Spartan-cab roofline labeled as a GP-35. The rear radiator fans are modified from the usual appearance
on the GP-9 shell. The model returns in Lionel's 1982 catalog, but is listed as a GP-9. Maybe even Lionel wasn't sold on
the idea that this beast was a GP-35?