Condition: 6+ Original Box: N/A Year: 1953
Up for sale is a clean, all-original set of Santa Fe F3 AA diesel set from 1953. These Santa Fe locomotives are 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, but there are minor surface marks on the locomotives from usage, primarily on the frame of the power unit -- which is the main reason the diesel set is not graded a 7. Additionally, one of the rear clips on the shell used to secure the body to the frame has broken off -- but the body is still securely mounted with just the single clip.
Each locomotive 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. As mentioned above, overall condition is close to a 7!