New York Central
F3 Diesel AA Unit
1950 - 1952

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The 2344 New York Central F3 AA unit of the early 1950s -- along with the 2343 Santa Fe 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.

2344 New York Central F3 AA
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Large GM Decal 1950 - 1951:Middle Classic - Power Unit 1950 - 1952
Small GM Decal 1952:Middle Classic - Trailer Unit1950 - 1952

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2344 New York Central F3 AA
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Historical Sales
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Sales History
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All Aboard Train Shoppe8/OB$1075.00Thu Dec 11 16:10:20 2014 Up for sale is a gorgeous, all-original set of New York Central F3 AA diesels. Both units have been cleaned, serviced, tested and work perfectly. There are no nicks, marks nor chips on either shell and the decals and side lettering look great!
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$525.00Sun May 26 08:54:43 2013 Up for sale is the early version B Unit with screen ventilators on the top. This B-Unit is in great condition with vibrant exterior colors and crisp, sharp lettering that is not worn nor faded.
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