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Lionel Santa Fe Train Sets

The lionel Santa Fe was the first streamline set of Lionel's postwar golden era. The Santa Fe F3 during this period would come to host such innovations as powerful horizontally (later vertical) mounted dual motors with some serious pulling power, magne-traction, a horn and a light.

The 1st Santa Fe set in 1948 was called the Super Speed-liner and consisted of 4 passenger cars with extruded aluminum bodies. As you will see, they looked great.

The Santa Fe Super Speedliner heralded in the golden age of Lionel Trains. If there's ever an icon of America's toy from that period, the Santa Fe with it's bright red war bonnet is it. The Santa Fe train set became apart of American culture. Everybody wanted one, from celebrities to the kid next door or his dad. Lionel had a winner on their hands and it was one of the most coveted toys of the time.

The red yellow on silver war bonnet and the Santa Fe sets are indelibly associated with the holidays for many. I myself remember looking at this train over and over in the Sears holiday Wishbook catalog, as if really staring at it would actually bring it into being.

After World War 2 was a boom time for much of America, the economy was back on track and the rail system was as vibrant as ever. It is fitting that since it's introduction in 1948, the Lionel Santa Fe has been an astoundingly accurate indicator of the health of Lionel as a company. It's evolution and quality has closely paralleled that of it's manufacturer. During the golden age for Lionel, the Santa Fe F3 sported dual motors, magne-traction and many details. During the 1960's the Santa Fe survived with a single motor. Into the 1970's, were tough and lean years for Lionel, the Santa Fe F3 was reduced to having less detail, only one motor and no magne-traction. As the Lionel company recovered, so did the F3, by 1996 the Santa Fe diesel F3 regained it's dual motor status as well as magne-traction with the addition of some new powers like digital sound and TrainMaster control. If this train is any indicator, Lionel is doing much better now as the modern Santa Fe F3 is larger (true scale size) with much more details, TrainMaster Command Control, a smoke unit, digital railsounds, cruise control, lit cabin interior and engineer figures.

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New In Box O O 27 Gauge K Line Lionel Santa Fe Steam Chief Passenger Train Set

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2011 Hallmark LIONEL Santa Fe Super Chief Set of 3 Miniature Die Cast NEW MINT

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Lionel Santa Fe Engine AB 0561 1 0875 1Part of Promotional Set 5758 Break up

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Lionel Santa Fe Super Chief Streamliner Passenger Set of 3 6 30178

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LIONEL SANTA FE 2353 F3 AA DIESEL LOCO SET

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Lionel Postwar 2343 Santa Fe F 3 AA Diesel Engines 2343C Set Good Cond

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LIONEL SANTA FE SURFLINER ALUMINUM 4 CAR PASSENGER SET 6 19177 76 78 79

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Lionel Santa Fe Super Chief Streamliner Passenger Set of 3 6 30178 BRAND NE

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LIONEL BOX ONLY SET 6 11900 1997 SANTA FE 027

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LIONEL SANTA FE BABY MADISON COACH 1970 o gauge train 6 81778 passenger 6 81741

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LIONEL SANTA FE BABY MADISON DINER 1465 o gauge train 6 81778 passenger 6 81780

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Lionel 11713 ATSF Santa Fe Limited 1990 Freight Set MNT with 18212 Dummy unit

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LIONEL SANTA FE PASSENGER CAR SET 2 Cars Only

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LIONEL 6 29081 SANTA FE BABY MADISON 4 PACK PASSENGER CAR SET

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LIONEL 2343 SANTA FE DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE SET

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LIONEL TEST RUN BOXED W MC SANTA FE 2383 F3 AA LOCOMOTIVE SET

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The Super Chief 8913 Lionel Santa Fe Train Set Locomotive Passenger Cars Track

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LIONEL 31742 PWC 2544W SANTA FE SUPER CHIEF PASSENGER SET ALL ADD ON CARS

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1954 Lionel 2234W Santa Fe F3 Locomotive Passenger Set OB Set Boxed LN MT TR

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446 Piece Tyco Bachmann Lionel HO Train Set Chattanooga Santa Fe The Rock

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PRR PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD PORCELAIN SIGN RR TRAIN STATION RAIL ROAD CAR KEYSTONE

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LIONEL 11713 SANTA FE DASH 8 40B DIESEL FREIGHT SET

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LIONEL Santa Fe train set with 2 ADDITIONAL passenger cars 027 Gauge

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Lionel 6 30001 El Capitan Santa Fe Train Set

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LIONEL 12730 SANTA FE SET 1964

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LIONEL 24121216 SANTA FE BLUE STRIPE PASSENGER SET

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LIONEL 2175W 2343 SANTA FE F 3 AA O GAUGE FRT SET 195051

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LIONEL 27767 27772 27775 SANTA FE 7 CAR PASSENGER SET COMPLETE NEW

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LIONEL SANTA FE PASSENGER 4 PACK TRAIN SET box empty 6 27767 BOX ONLY FREE SHIP

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GREAT SET OF LIONEL 2353 SANTA FE F3 AA SHELLS 1954 1955 SHELLS ONLY

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LIONEL 7 11193 SANTA FE FREIGHT SET G GAUGE TRAIN WIRELESS REMOTE

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REDUCED 200 LIONEL 2190W SANTA FE SUPER SPEEDLINER TRAIN SET EX C 7 C 8

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Lionel 6 30178 Santa Fe Chief Diesel Passenger Train Set LN Box

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2011 Hallmark LIONEL Santa Fe Super Chief Set of 3 Miniature Die Cast NEW MINT

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So in summary, the Lionel Santa Fe F3 engine and train set is an icon in American culture as well as model railroading. Many versions of this train exist. Hopefully with the help of ModelTrainsYard.com you can find the highly sought after models and collectors items. Even if you're more of a casual collector, there is something for everyone and for a price that's lower than you think, you too can have some of the magic that a speeding Lionel Santa Fe brings.