2373
Canadian Pacific
F3 Diesel AA Unit
1957


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History
The 2373 Canadian Pacific F3 AA units of 1957 are unquestionably the most desirable and sought-after postwar F3 diesel -- if not any postwar locomotive! It was Lionels first attempt to produce a non-American roadname on a premium diesel -- in this case a premium set with super-O track and four aluminum passenger cars -- in hopes of increasing foreign sales. Unfortunately, it had lack-luster sales and was cancelled after only a single year of production. The combination of a premium set with minimal sales has elevated the 2373's to an extremely hard-to-find status as collectors continue to search for pristine examples of the Canadian Pacific AA diesel.

As with all dual-motored postwar F3s, the Canadian Pacific diesels are another set of high quality F3 diesels produced by Lionel. Although they lack some of the detailed exterior features of the earlier F3s, their durability was still top-of-the-line. As with most of the diesels from that era, when properly maintained, they will run as strong today as the day they were produced.

The 2373 was always sold as an AA combination. The front decals are usually found in less than collector quality condition and clean examples of the 2373 are truely rare.

Features
Standard features of the powered A unit include: gray painted body with dark-brown painted roof and lower quarter section and thin yellow strips running along the sides, yellow lettering, wrap-around Canadian Pacific decal on the nose, dual vertical motors, Magnetraction, functional horn, 3-position E-unit, operating front coupler with a non-operating rear coupler, illuminated headlight and number boards, two metal ladder steps on the rear plus dual ornamental horns. The frame and trucks were always black and the shell always had closed portholes.

Standard features of the non-powered B unit include: gray painted body with dark-brown painted roof and lower quarter section and thin yellow strips running along the sides, yellow lettering, wrap-around Canadian Pacific decal on the nose, operating front coupler with a non-operating rear coupler, plus metal ladder steps at each corner. The frame and trucks were always black and the shell had closed portholes.

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

Only Known Variation - All 2373s have gray bodies with brown tops and lower panels and yellow side stripes.

Inventory For Sale
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2373 Canadian Pacific F3 Diesel AA units
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Historical Sales
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Sales History
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All Aboard Train Shoppe8+$2600.00Tue Jan 10 18:23:02 2012 Here's an extremely clean, all-original set of hard-to-find Canadian Pacific postwar F3 AA diesels. There are no nicks, marks nor blemishes on the diesels and the exterior colors and graphics look great.
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