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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 Santa Fe Flyer Freight Electric O Gauge Train Set 6 30173

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Lionel Trains 6 11711 Santa Fe War Bonnet F 3 A B A Diesel Locomotive Set MIB

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Lionel Santa Fe Westminster Pocket Watch And Knife Set

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O Scale Lionel Santa Fe FT AB Diesel Locomotive set w 3 Passenger Cars

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LIONEL SANTA FE SPECIAL FREIGHT SET 1999 RUNS WELL 6 11900 Orig Box O 27 ga

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

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Lionel True Value Santa Fe Freight Set WITH MANUAL NO RESERVE

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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.