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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 New 6 30091 Santa Fe Freight Set Conventional 0 8 0 Steam Loco 123

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Lionel SF Santa Fe Aluminum Car Set 19176 177 178 179 4 Cars C8

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LIONEL 2333 SANTA FE F3 CHASSIS ABA DIESEL WITH 5 TCA PASSENGER CAR SET

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Lionel Santa Fe ATSF Pullman Set Lot of 5 Illumination w o Box

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Lionel 8020 and 8021 Santa Fe Engine set

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LIONEL 11713 SANTA FE DASH 8 40B SET FREE SHIPPING

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LIONEL 6 11711 SANTA FE F 3 A B A DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE SET LN IN ORIG BOX

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Lionel 6 38312 Santa Fe F 3 2343 Diesel AA Engine Set Mint In Box

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LIONEL 6 31909 SANTA FE SHELL TANK CAR SET W TRACK TRANSFORMER NIB

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Lionel Santa Fe Special Freight Set

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Lionel Train Set Santa Fe Scientific Toys RIOGRANDE G CABOOSE CAR 4067

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Lionel Train Set Santa Fe Scientific Toys NYC NEW YORK CENTRAL G BOX CAR

$8.99
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LIONEL SANTA FE STREAMLINE 2 CAR PASSENGER SET

$120.00
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JH LIONEL 6 24529 SANTA FE F3 A A WARBONNET DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE SET RAILSOUNDS

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LIONEL SANTA FE 5 CAR SMOOTH ROOF 15 ALUMINUM PASSENGER SET MINT W13

$459.00
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LIONEL SANTA FE 4 CAR RIBBED 15 ALUMINUM PASSENGER SET MINT W13

$249.00
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Lionel 6 Piece Santa Fe Passenger Train Display Set FJ Designs

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NEW ENESCO LIONEL SANTA FE TRAIN DEPO SALT PEPPER SET

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2 Lionel Train 2343 Santa Fe Locomotives F3A B UNIT 6 18130 SET

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2011 Hallmark Ornament LIONEL SANTA FE SUPER CHIEF MINI SET 3

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Lionel 6 30207 Santa Fe RS 3 LionChief Remote Control Scout Freight Set w Box

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Lionel Santa Fe Special 6 11900 Electric Train Set + Several Accessories

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Lionel 11711 Santa Fe Warbonnet ABA Set C10 Mint Brand New Sealed Last One

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2011 Hallmark LIONEL TRAINS Miniature Ornament set 3 SANTA FE SUPER CHIEF

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1990 Lionel Trains 6 11713 Santa Fe Dash 8 Diesel Freight Train Set Sealed MIB

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antique 1965 Lionel train Set 11530 5 Unit Santa Fe Diesel Freight w Box atsf

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Postwar Lionel O Gauge No2343 Santa Fe F 3 AA Unit Diesel Engine Set

$282.88
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LIONEL NICE SANTA FE 220 AA ALCO DIESEL LOCO SET

$56.00
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Lionel Train Set 6 31933 Santa Fe Super Freight w Railsounds Excellent

$300.00
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LIONEL Santa Fe Superliners6 39129 6 15315 complete set of 6 Superliners

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ESTATE LIQUIDATION LIONEL 6 14536 F3 AA SET SANTA FE

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SET OF 2 CLASSIC TOY TRAIN MAGAZINES LIONEL SANTA FE

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+LIONEL 1072 CROSS COUNTRY EXPRESS TPW SET WITH SANTA FE GANTRY CONTAINER CRANE

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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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