Alco A
Alco B
Switcher Diesel
Fairbanks Morse Diesel
Little Joe EP-5 Electric
Rectifier E-33 Electric
GG-1 Electric
Budd Commuter Cars
2-4-2 Columbia Steam Engine
4-6-4 Hudson Steam Engine
4-4-2 Atlantic Steam Engine
0-4-0 Dockside Switcher Steam Engine
2-4-0 Steam Engine

SD40 Diesel
Burlington Northern
No. 6-8585 -1985 Release

SD40 Diesel
Erie Lackawanna
No. 6-8458 -Powered -1984 Release
No. 6-8459 -Dummy -1984 Release

Lionel O27 SD-40

SD40 Diesel
Santa Fe
No. 6-8265 -1982 Release

Lionel O27 SD-40

Lionel O27 SD-40

SD40 Diesel
Union Pacific
No. 6-8376 -1983 Release

Lionel 1982
                           Collector Series catalog

Lionel's 1982 Collector Series catalog introduces the impressive SD-40 diesel to the line. A blue and yellow frieght warbonnet Santa Fe (No. 6-8265) is the first and only roadname in '82. A Union Pacific SD-40 comes along in 1983 in the Collector Series' Gold Coast Limited set. An Erie Lackawanna SD-40 powers the Erie-Lackawanna Limited of 1983. And in the final year of this resource's survey period, a green and black Burlington Northern SD-40 is found in the Burlington Northern Limited set. The SD-40 begins life as a single motor driven loco, but following the Santa Fe and UP examples a dual motor drive becomes standard. I've seen a dummy SD-40 for the Erie Lackawanna (No. 6-8459), though I know of no catalog appearance for this non-powered SD-40.

Lionel pre-production SD-40

Lionel's 1982 Collector Series catalog introduces the impressive SD-40 diesel to the line. Look closely at the images presented on the front cover and inside the catalog and you'll see the SD-40 shown in a pre-production model with vastly different tooling than regular release SD-40 offerings. The production model is much improved over this early example with its rather flat nose, cab that had a roof extending too high above the roofline of the long hood, a poorly shaped dynamic brake blister and more.