Condition: 7++ Original Box: Var Year: 1950
Now available for sale is an extremely clean, all-original Santa Fe F3 AA diesel set from 1950. This low-mileage diesel set is decorated with the popular war-bonnet Santa Fe paint scheme frequently seen in real life during the 1950's. The exterior shells are nice and clean and only show minor surface marks from usage. Additionally, the interior of each unit is as clean as the exterior. Each locomotive has been well cared for during the prior 65+ years and each has been thoroughly cleaned, serviced, tested and operate perfectly. The e-unit cycles correctly, the horn is functional, the interior light works properly and both sets of magne-traction trucks are clean and complete. The exterior colors, decals, stripping and lettering are clean, complete and vibrant and there's certainly no rust nor oxidation on either locomotive. Overall condition is close to an 8!
Included with this diesel set are their original boxes and master carton. The original power unit box is solid and includes and original postwar insert. The trailer box is missing all flaps on one end but does include its original insert. Lastly, the original master carton is clean, complete and solid.
Lastly, this diesel set includes several nice extras as original sold by Lionel. They include; a postwar Service Station Listing, original tube of lubricant plus operating instructions correctly dated 1952 and original inspection tags for each locomotive.