2245
Texas Special
F3 Diesel AB Unit
1954 - 1955


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History
The 2245 Texas Special F3 AB unit of the mid 1950s is another set of quality F3 diesels produced by Lionel. This unit is notable in that it was Lionels first F3 A unit to be produced with a single motor. Lionel catalogued the Texas Special F3 as an 027 gauge item.

The 2245 was always sold as an AB combination. Even with a single motor and Magnetraction, it is a powerful locomotive. The 2245 is unusual in that it was produced for only two years and there are two distinct versions of both the A and B unit.

Features
Standard features of the powered A unit include: red and white painted areas over a gray shell, single motor, Magnetraction, functional horn, three-position E-unit, operating front coupler with a non-operating rear coupler, illuminated headlight and number boards, plus dual ornamental horns, metal steps on the trucks, rear metal ladder steps mounted on the frame and an MKT and Frisco decal on each side below the cab windows.

Standard features of the non-powered B unit include: red and white painted areas over a gray shell, front and rear non-operating couplers, plus metal ladder steps at each corner. Note that the B units was available with either open portholes with clear lens inserts (1954) or molded closed portholes (1955).

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
When coupled together as an AB unit, the length of these F3s is approximately 26" long (coupler to coupler).

1954 Texas Special - Shown in the photo above

1955 Texas Special

2245 Texas Special F3 Diesel
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
A Unit: Single Horizontal Motor 1954:~ ~ ~ ~~
B Unit: Open Portholes with Lens 1954:~ ~ ~ ~~
A Unit: Single Vertical Motor 1955:~ ~ ~ ~~
B Unit: Closed Portholes1955:~ ~ ~ ~~

Inventory For Sale
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2245 Texas Special F3 Diesel
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Available inventory as of Sat Nov 22 18:01:16 2014 .
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All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$1150.00Up for sale is a gorgeous, all-original set of F-3 AB diesels. The exterior colors are pristine and the lettering is clean, crisp and complete. Even the front decals are complete and look great. Overall exterior condition is close to condition 8!
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Historical Sales
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Sales History
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All Aboard Train Shoppe7$775.00Fri Jan 27 19:33:18 2012 Here's a nice and clean, fully serviced, tested and ready to go F-3 diesel. This is the preferred, earlier version with a horizontal motor and pothole lens in both the A and B unit. There is no rust on either diesel.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$1400.00Sat Mar 31 20:16:20 2012 Up for sale is a gorgeous set of Texas Special F3 diesels that are just about in condition 8! Even the original boxes are complete and solid.
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