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

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LIONEL 2175W SANTA FE DIESEL FREIGHT SET 2343 SANTE FE F3 AA ENGINE

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Lionel Passenger Cars Santa FE 4 Car Set

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

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

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

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LIONEL 18130 SANTA FE SUPER CHIEF ABA F 3 SET

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LIONEL SANTA FE ABA SET ALCO PA LOCOMOTIVES NIB

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Lionel Santa Fe Twin Lited Deisels HO Scale 200+ Piece Electric Train Set

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Hallmark Santa Fe Super Chief Ornament Set Lionel O Gauge

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LIONEL 31742 SANTA FE SUPER CHIEF PWC F 3 PASSENGER SET

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Lionel Santa Fe G Gauge Train Set New Battery Operated 62048

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LIONEL 18130 SANTA FE SUPER CHIEF ABA F 3 SETW 19180 4 CAR PASSENGER SET

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2004 Lionel Santa Fe Flyer Train Set Railsounds CW 80 Trans 6 31958 Complete

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Vintage 1956 60 Lionel Train Set Original Over 100 pieces Santa Fe Engine

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1991 lionel 027 santa fe 6 11720 complet set in orginal box with papers vintag

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LIONEL POST WAR SET 2190W SANTA FE SUPER SPEEDLINER PASS SET EX W BOXES

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Vintage Lionel Santa Fe Freight Electric Train Set 027 Gauge

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LIONEL O SANTA FE PASSENGER SET 4 ALUMINUM CARS NEW IN BOXES 619109 619112

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Set of 2 Lionel Santa Fe Model Train Covers

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Lionel 6 17680 Santa Fe Extended Vision Caboose uncatalogued from 6 31748 set

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LIONEL ATSF FLATCAR W PIGGYBACK TRAILERS 6 81028 o gauge santa fe flat 6 81660

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LIONEL SANTA FE POST WAR PASSENGER SET NO RESERVE

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1955 PAPER AD 4 Pg Electric Train Set Santa Fe Lionel Freight Mechanical

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Lionel Santa Fe El Capital SEVEN Car Pass Set MOB RARE AND VERY HARD TO FIND

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Lionel Santa Fe Hi Level SIX Car Passenger Set MOB RARE AND VERY HARD TO FIND

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Estate Lionel Santa Fe Engine Car Set 6 38196 6 29094 6 29093 6 29092

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3 LIONEL POSTWAR SET ILLUMINATED SANTA FE BLUE STRIPE PASSENGER CARS

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Lionel o scale ABA santa fe f 3 diesel units no6 11711 for train set

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

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LIONEL 27767 SANTA FE 4 CAR SET 3 PASSENGER 1 US MAIL CAR

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

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Lionel Postwar 2175W Santa Fe Diesel Freight Set 2343 F3 AA OB 1951 O Gauge

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HALLMARK 2011 LIONEL SANTA FE SUPER CHIEF MINIATURE ORNAMENT SET

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LIONEL 6 18117 SANTA FE F3 DIESEL AA SET 200 WITH 6 18121 6 18122 B UNITS C8

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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.