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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 6464 700 Santa Fe Box Car Doors set of two

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

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Lionel New in box 6 11713 Santa Fe Dash 8 40B set

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Santa Fe G Gauge Train Set 24 pieces Lionel Brand 62048

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Lionel 2175W train set 1950 Santa Fe Freight set great set box

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lionel Santa Fe Flyer Freight Set O27 Gauge mint

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Lionel 6 11711 Santa Fe 1991 F 3 ABA with 5 Passenger Cars Excellent Train Set

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Lionel 6 30022 Santa Fe Southwest Special Freight Diesel Train Set with Sounds

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LIONEL TRAIN SANTA FE REMOTE FREIGHT SET NEW IN THE BOX WITH RAILSOUNDS 6 30207

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

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used in box LIONEL TRAINS 0 27 Gauge SANTA FE SPECIAL FREIGHT SET 6 11900 UIB

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LIONEL 27767 27772 27775 SANTA FE 7 CAR PASSENGER SET COMPLETE MIB NEVER USED

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

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K LINE BY LIONEL SANTA FE MIDNIGHT CHIEF COMPLETE SET 9 PIECES

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Lionel 6 30178 Santa Fe Super Chief Passenger Set w RailSounds RTR Conv FT D

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Lionel 1991 Made In USA Santa Fe Pas 5 Car Set 19110 19111 19112 19113 19128

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Lionel Trains Sets Santa Fe RS 3 LionChief Remote Control Scout Freight Set

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LIONEL Trains SANTA FE PULLMAN PASSENGER CAR SET of 4 6 16055 16056 16057 16060

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

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Lionel Santa Fe U28CG train set with TMCC set and CW80 Watt Transformer

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1954 Lionel 2227W Santa Fe Golden West Freight Set C 7

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

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LIONEL SANTA FE 5 CAR PASSENGER SET W 30105 STATION SOUNDS CAR

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1949 LIONEL SET 2149B SANTA FE 622 O GAUGE WORK TRAIN FREIGHT SET W 4 CARS

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LIONEL TRAINS RARE SANTA FE DUAL MOTOR F3 AA ENGINE SET W HORN NORESERVE

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Lionel 27767 santa fe 4 car set 3 passenger car 1 us mail car

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

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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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