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As some of you may know, I'm relatively new to trains.
I'm WAY out of my league on this one.
What is it and how do I find the model # to assess its value? (< main question)

It is LONG. Without taking it back out of the styrofoam, its about 20" from
coupler to coupler.
I looked on the bottom, no model #. and I don't have the original box, just
the original styrofoam.

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OK B&M - besides the fact that was so fast I think you were watching me type
my question, and preparing your answer before I hit the submit button.....


How do you know? OR is it just that 'you knew' because of experience?
I would like to know because I have 2 other trains I'd like to look up for reference, and I don't
want to have to bother you kind folks all the time.

ps - SIDE STORY:
I had a heck of an evening folks. At my work, one of the many things we do
is surplus stuff. I sold a cargo van full of houses and Lionel trains this evening.
I am guessing maybe 20 engines, 15 rolling stock, & about 100+ .. I forget
what they were called - hand painted ceramic houses, buildings, etc.
I learned alot just by looking at it all and enjoying the experience of seeing it
all. It was a LOT of fun, and I was fortunate enough to sell it to a friend who
just opened a train/toy store. And on top of it, there is a decent sized train
show in town tomorrow - life is good :)

pps - the train above is one of the VERY few I pulled off to the side for my
son and myself. (advantage of the job ;) )
 

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How do you know? OR is it just that 'you knew' because of experience?
I would like to know because I have 2 other trains I'd like to look up for reference, and I don't
want to have to bother you kind folks all the time.
I Googled this: O scale Union Pacific 8006

The very first hit was for the Lionel SD90 with that cab number...
 

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Engine Manual

Nice find, and B&M is efficient as ever.
You should read the manual. The engine dates to 2001 . It has railsounds, smoke and Odyssey. I think you should get back and get some 31 curve track and the sets operational system. As a minimum you will need a transformer with a whistle and bell. Train master control systems are not cheep, you should of grabbed that. You will need it to get the most from the engine. The Lionel site has information on it. Just ask if any questions arise.
 

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The very first hit was for the Lionel SD90 with that cab number...
I see how you did that. I did kind of the same, but kept going to
the page instead of just reading the results, and going from there.
(and the page not having the google promised info)
Got it now, thanks.

T-Man -
unfortunately, the deal is done so I can't go back and get something.
I did get a few other things:
a 6-11837 (which search results at lionel.com brings up 'can't be found'.)
here is a link to a picture of it:
http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/2873511
its the only thing i could find on the web.
Its a engine, caboose, and 6 hopper car set.

I got a Lionel Missouri Pacific engine 6-18514 which I can't
find at Lionel either. so here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390002195131

At the current time, the plan is to keep the full set for my
son when he gets bigger, Use the Mo. Pac. as a model in a
2'x2' display, and sell the large U.P. engine. I just don't have
the space for the layout these engines need.

Anyway - thanks for the info guys - as always, GREAT info and advice! :thumbsup:
 

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GP Engine MP


The GP is from 1994. I found the manual.
Too bad you can't keep them.
You must have a bad number from the site for the UP GP. I can't find it.
At least you know a little more about these engines.
 

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I see how you did that. I did kind of the same, but kept going to
the page instead of just reading the results, and going from there.
(and the page not having the google promised info)
Got it now, thanks.
Just another off topic tip, but whenever I am searching Google for something specific, I will always view the "cached" page... This is good if the page has changed since the last time Google looked at it, and it also highlights all the words you are searching for on the page so it is easy to find them :)
 
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