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Good morning Gunrunner John, just wishing you and your family, also Bruk, your model engineer that rebuilt this fantastic Challenger, a very Happy New Year. It’s projects like this that make our hobby so much more fun, amazing ways to make our locomotives/diesels operate with so much more realism. Yes, we love those post war favorites, but these new giant locomotives, with all the bells and whistles have taken our hobby to a much higher playground, a model railroading utopia. Your thread proves that if we think it, it might become a reality. Thank you for  your contributions to our hobby, via the OGR Forum, a great place to be during this pandemic, a secret psychologist. Happy Railroading Everyone, 2021 will be a truly great year.

This will confirm that the brochure for the JLC Challenger was distributed in 2000 and actually referred to three (3) product numbers, two of which were 3-rail versions and the other for a two-rail version.  The UP Challenger #3985 with Coal Tender (which GRJ has) is  3-rail (6-28064), the other 3-rail is UP Greyhound  Challenger #3977 with Oil Tender (6-28099), and the 2-rail version - for which no cab number was provided - is (6-28090); all of which had a MSRP of $1,799.95.   

Now that you mention Lionel brochures, that rings a bell, I actually had one of those Challengers 6-28064 and sold it to a friend, (I kept upgrading from TMCC to Legacy steamers)  Wow, and I probably have the Lionel brochure packed with other catalogs of the 2000 era. Thank you very much. I am really amazed at the work Bruk performed on this beautiful locomotive, I would have been a player to, it’s really nice. Happy Railroading Everyone.

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