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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 6 11713 Santa Fe Limited Set 7 PCS w 8206 Dash 8 Loco LN

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LIONEL 6 11713 Santa Fe Limited Set 7 pcs with 8206 Dash 8 Loco NIB

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Lionel Set 11560 Santa Fe from 1966 used boxed lot 10351

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LIONEL COLLECTOR GRADE BOXED 2383 SANTA FE F3 AA DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE SET

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LIONEL HIGH GRADE 2353 SANTA FE F3 AA DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE SET

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Lionel Postwar 2149 Santa Fe Freight Set w OB No Reserve 1949

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Lionel Postwar 12780 Santa Fe 2383 F3 Presidential Passenger Set Box Only

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Lionel Postwar 2570 616 Santa Fe Switcher Freight Set Box Only

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Lionel Train Billboards 6 24187 NB Scenery Santa Fe Union Pacific New Haven Set

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Lionel HO 0565 0575 Runs Serviced Santa Fe Alco AB Set Postwar

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

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LIONEL 2353P 2343C 2353T SANTA FE F3 A B A SET W BOXES RUNS LOOK GOOD SET

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LIONEL 1586 SANTA FE 204 ALCOs SET w 3 PASSENGER CARS BOXES 1957 ONLY

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LIONEL 11490 SANTA FE 212 ALCOs SET w 4 PASSENGER CARS SET BOX 1964

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LIONEL PART 6672 SANTA FE REEFER METAL DOOR GUIDE SET W RIVETS NEW w46m

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Lionel SANTA FE Train Set 6 11900 in box w metal 8644 Engine 5 cars O 027

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Lionel 6 31933 Santa Fe 2 8 4 Berkshire Super Freight Set w Railsounds 4115

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Lionel Modern 5 car Santa Fe polished aluminum passenger set 19109 19113

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1996 Lionel SANTA FE Train Set 6 11900 In Box w Metal 8644 Engine

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Lionel 2561 2562 2563 Santa Fe Passenger Car Set

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Lionel 62048 Santa Fe Train Set battery operated G gauge train set CHRISTMAS

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LIONEL 8635 DIE CAST ENGINE SERVICE STATION SPECIAL SANTA FE WORK TRAIN SET

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LIONEL BOX ONLY 6 30178 SANTA FE CHIEF PASSENGER SET BOX ONLY

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Lionel 2175W 2343AA Santa Fe Diesel Freight Set Empty Box Only Box

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LIONEL POST WAR SET 2281W SANTA FE 2243 A B DIESEL FREIGHT SET BOXED

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LIONEL O GAUGE PASSENGER TRAIN CAR SET SANTA FE ENGINE WITH 8 CARS SEE DESC

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Lionel 6 39129 Santa Fe SF 4 Car Bi Level Aluminum PassCar Set 2002 C10 NIB

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Lionel 9379 Santa Fe gondola w containers for O gauge use from set breakup new

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1950 55 2343 Lionel Santa Fe A A with passenger train set

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Lionel ATSF Santa Fe Heavyweight Passenger Car 4 Car Set 6 25503

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Lionel 11711 Santa Fe F 3 Diesels ABA Set New Sealed MIB Super Nice

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Lionel G Scale Santa Fe Train Set Working Electronic Whistling Sound 24 Piece

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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.