Santa Fe
F3 Diesel AA Unit
1950 - 1952

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The 2343 Santa Fe F3 AA unit of the early 1950s -- along with the 2344 New York Central F3 AAs -- are considered by collectors and operators to be the best F3 manufactured by Lionel during the entire postwar era.

Collectors seek these diesels because they contain the most features of any postwar F3. Operators pursue this diesel because of its proven reliability and durability. The dual motors and Magnetraction makes for transporting long freight trains around a layout an easy task. Externally, the detail is second-to-none. With features such as wire cloth ventilators, portholes with clear lens, cab ladders and grab irons on the nose, these features are still used by current toy train manufacturers as the standard for excellence.

Standard features of each A units includes:

Additionally, the power A unit contains dual motors, Magnetraction, functional horn and a three-position E-unit.

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

Large GM Decal - For the 1950 and 1951 production runs, Lionel used a larger GM decal.
Small GM Decal - Shown in the photo above - For the 1952 production run, Lionel used a slightly smaller GM Decal.

2343 Santa Fe F3 AA
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Large GM Decal 1950 - 1951:2343P - Corrugated Box with Insert 1950 - 1952
Small GM Decal 1952:2343T - Middle Classic with Insert 1950 - 1952
~ ~ ~ ~~:OPS Master Carton1952

Inventory For Sale
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2343 Santa Fe F3 AA
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Available inventory as of Mon Mar 30 03:00:01 2015 .
Seaside Trainz7+/OB$400.00Lionel Electric Trains Here we have A Very nice EMD F3 A-A Set. Item is in good working ourder and would look great on you layout.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$1395.00Now available for sale is a beautiful set of original postwar F-3's. Condition of the diesels are easily 7+ and very close to an 8! Also included are original boxes, instructions and master carton.
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Historical Sales
The following is a list of actual completed sales for this item.

Sales History
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All Aboard Train Shoppe6$306.00Mon Dec 22 08:17:01 2014 This is a fully tested, cleaned, serviced and ready to run pair of postwar F3's. The motors still run strong and the horn, headlights and couplers all work properly.
All Aboard Train Shoppe6+$450.00Wed Jan 16 06:10:42 2013 Here is a nice, 1951 set of Santa Fe F3 AA Diesels. The set is fully serviced and ready to run. The cars are in good condition with only slight marks to the two bodies.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7$661.00Wed Mar 12 20:08:09 2014 Up for sale is a nice and clean, fully serviced, tested and ready to run AA Santa Fe diesels. The e-unit cycles properly, the horn works, both couplers work properly and the dual motors run nice and smooth. The exterior colors are crisp and the side lettering is crisp.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$825.00Tue Sep 4 18:47:39 2012 Up for sale is a beautiful set of Santa Fe twin motored diesels. This set has been completely cleaned, serviced, tested and is ready for your layout. The exterior silver is clean and the red and yellow are vibrant.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7$300.00Fri May 2 16:37:44 2014 Up for sale is a nice and clean, all-original B unit. This can be paired up with the 2333, 2343 or 2353 Santa Fe F-3 AA diesels. There is no rust, damage nor cracks on this unit.
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