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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 Chief Train Set Transformer controlled illuminated coaches

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Lionel 4 Passenger Car Set Santa Fe Illuminated 712 713 714

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LIONEL 6 30178 SANTA FE SUPER CHIEF RTR BOXED SET MIB

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

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LIONEL COLLECTORS CROSSING MUG SET COOKIES SANTA FE F3 DESK ORNAMENT FACTORY

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LIONEL 25130 SANTA FE PASS CAR SET BREAKUP

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LIONEL 25131 SANTA FE PASS CARSET BREAK UP 30001

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

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LIONEL 25132 SANTA FE PASS CARSET BREAK UP 30001

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LIONEL 27773 27774 27775 SANTA FE SET OF 3 O GAUGE NEW ORIGINAL BOX

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Lionel 39129 Santa Fe Superliner Hi Level Passenger Car Set

$549.00
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LIONEL TRAIN SANTA FE DIESEL 215 POSTWAR 1964 w 4 cars track transformer set

$75.00
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Lionel Postwar Santa Fe 2243 C+P With Freight Set

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Lionel The Santa Fe Special 027 Gauge Train Set

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NEW LIONEL 30178 SANTA FE SUPERCHIEF PASSENGER SET NEW

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Lionel 6 37849 Santa Fe Tractor Trailer Truck Set MIB New

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

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

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LIONEL Santa Fe Diesel Decal Set 2343 2333 2353 F3

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Lionel 29144 Santa Fe El Capitan Alum 18 Streamlined Passenger Car Set 4 Pack

$375.00
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1954 Lionel 2234W Santa Fe F3 Locomotive Passenger Set OB Set Boxed LN MT TR

$4,675.00
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Lionel 2333 Santa Fe F3 AA Diesel Set Box

$162.50
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LIONEL SANTA FE 2004 EL CAPITAN 18 ALUMINUM PASSENGER CARS COMPLETE 7 CAR SET

$1,200.00
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Lionel Santa Fe Passenger Set cats meow collectibles new in Box 6 pieces Rare

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Lionel 30178 Santa Fe Super Chief Passenger Set w RailSounds RTR Conv new

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LIONEL 6 30178 SANTA FE CHIEF PASSENGER TRAIN SET

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Lionel Santa Fe Freight Train Set G Gauge Complete Non Working Set

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LIONEL 6 11713 Santa Fe Dash 8 40B Freight set Factory sealed set

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Lionel O gauge SF set lot two Santa Fe Gp diesels 8250power 8255nonpower

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1996 Lionel Santa Fe Special 6 11900 Electric Train Set

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lionel 9 1632 santa fe special service station set 1979

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Lionel Santa Fe diesel set with track in very good condition

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Lionel Santa Fe Special O O27 Gauge Electric Train Set 6 11900

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Lionel train set Santa fe

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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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