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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 Junction Santa Fe Steam Train Set O Gauge

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LIONEL 6 11713 Santa Fe Limited Set 7 PCS w 8206 Dash 8 Loco LN

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1953 LIONEL Train advertisement Lionel Lines Santa Fe O Scale set

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ORIG POSTWAR LIONEL 634 SANTA FE 5 UNIT FREIGHT SET 11530 With Box

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

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LIONEL SANTA FE BABY MADISON COMBINE O GAUGE train 6 81739 passenger 6 81742 NEW

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Lionel Santa Fe Set 2190W passenger set twin diesel plus B unit original boxes

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Lionel 2383 Santa Fe A+A set

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LIONEL SANTA Fe ENGINE AND DUMMY EXCELLENT RUNNING SET MADE 1965 SUPER CLEAN

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Vintage Lionel Santa Fe Freight Train Set TRACKS Original Box ENGINE 027 Gauge

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LIONEL SANTA FE SPECIAL FREIGHT TRAIN SET 6 11900 O O27 GAUGE FACTORY SEALED

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Lionel Postwar O Gauge No 218 Santa Fe Alco AA Diesel Set Very Good Condition

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LIONEL EX BETTER SANTA FE 2383 F3 AA DIESEL LOCO SET

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Lionel Postwar 2234W Santa Fe 2353 F 3 Passenger Set OBS 2530 2531 2532 2533

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LIONEL 027 SCALE TRAIN SET SANTA FE TWIN DIESEL 70S

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Lionel Trains Set Of Trains Lot Of 15 Pieces Santa Fe Sunoco Baby Ruth Lines

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Outstanding Lionel Santa Fe A B A 8652 8777 8653 Set New in Orig Boxes

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LIONEL 6 11713 Santa Fe Dash 6 Car Freight Set 1990

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LIONEL SANTA FE ALUMINUM 4 CAR PASSENGER SET 19109 11 12 13 MINT W8

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Lionel 6 11900 Santa Fe Special Train Set

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Lionel 6 1632 Service Station Special Santa Fe Work for Train Set

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Lionel 6 5715 Santa Fe Woodside Reefer for Train Set

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Lionel 6 5715 Santa Fe Woodside Reefer for Train Set 2nd one listed LOOK

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LIONEL O GAUGE PASSENGER TRAIN CAR SET SANTA FE ENGINE WITH 8 CARS SEE DESC

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Lionel 6 1053 THE JAMES GANG TRAIN SET with Old West Santa Fe Steam Engine NEW

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Lionel Warbonnet Santa Fe Train Set 6 11929

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LIONEL SANTA FE FREIGHT 0 8 0 steam set engine train set empty 6 30091 BOX ONLY

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LIONEL 19651 SANTA FE LIGHTED BUNK CAR FOR O GAUGE TOY TRAIN SET OR COLLECTION

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Lionel G Scale Santa Fe Train Set Working Electronic Whistling Sound 24 Piece

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LIONEL SANTA FE ALUMINUM PASSENGER CARS SET in Original Boxs Lot of 5

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CATS MEOW SANTA FE PASSENGER SET 6 PIECE PASSENGER TRAIN SET BOXED LIONEL

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Lionel 1954 2227W Santa Fe F3 A A Freight Set Custom Pieced

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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.