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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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Lionel Trains 6 11711 Santa Fe F 3 ABA Diesel Engine Set NIB

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LIONEL 2572 75 SANTA FE SURFLINER ALUMINUM 4 CAR PASSENGER SET LN OB

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Lionel Santa Fe Special Train Set

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Vintage Boxed Lionel HO 14113 Santa Fe W Rocket Explosive Car Train Set 0847

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Vintage Boxed Lionel HO Train Set Santa Fe 0565 Diesel w Tender 0575 1

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Lionel O 27 Gauge Train set limited Production Road Santa Fe 11713 New 1990

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Lionel Santa Fe Passenger Set from 1991 Special Priced For Today

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Lionel 6 1489 Santa Fe Double Diesel Set Box

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

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Lionel Postwar Super Speedliner Santa Fe Set 2190W

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Lionel Super Chief Passenger Set Santa Fe Mint Condition Ran Once

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2011 Hallmark Lionel Train Santa Fe Super Chief Set of 3 Miniature Ornaments

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LIONEL 2412 2414 2416 SANTA FE BLUE STRIPE PASSENGER SET

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Lionel 6 30173 Santa Fe Flyer Freight Ready to Run Train Set MIB O 027 New 2012

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LIONEL 11711 SANTA FE ABA WITH 5 CAR PASSENGER SET

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LIONEL 18130 SANTA FE ABA F 3 SETW 19165 4 CAR PASSENGER SET

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Lionel Santa Fe Passenger Cars from El Capitan Set

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Vintage lionel Santa Fe 2383 2405 2404 2405 2416 engine track k line trains set

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2011 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Lionel Santa Fe Super Chief Mini Set of 3

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LIONEL 35244 35245 35246 santa fe passenger 3 car set

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Lionel Trains 6 11838 Warhorse ATSF Santa Fe Hudson Steam Freight Set MIB

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LIONEL 1990 LIMITED ADDITION SANTA FE 6 11713 OUTSTANDING SET NEW CONDITION

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LIONEL 6 30178 SANTA FE SUPER CHIEF PASS SET w RailSounds Diesel+3 pass cars

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LIONEL TRAIN SANTA FE REMOTE FREIGHT SET NEW IN THE BOX WITH RAILSOUNDS 6 30207

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LIONEL ORE DUMP CAR SANTA FE FROM SET 92090

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LIONEL FLAT CAR WITH DIE CAST TRUCKS FROM SANTA FE SET 94283

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LIONEL SANTA FE TOOL BOX CAR FROM SET WITH DIE CAST SPRUNG TRUCKS

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Lionel Santa Fe Warbonnet Ready To Run Passenger Train Set

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Kline 4 Car Train Set by Lionel Santa Fe 221303 Built 1997

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Lionel 11713 Santa Fe LTD Set featuring 18206 Santa Fe Dash 8 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.

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