2383
Santa Fe
F3 Diesel AA Unit
1958 - 1966


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History
The 2383 Santa Fe F3 AA's were the final chapter of Santa Fe F3's offered by Lionel in the postwar era. The impressive run of 19 consecutive years with a Santa Fe F3 in the Lionel catalogue ended in 1966. From the 2333 Santa Fe of 1948, through the 2343, 2353, 2243 and finally 2383, Lionel created an image and desire which is still being copied in today's O gauge market.

Although the 2383's lacked many detailed exterior features of the earlier F3s, their durability was still top-of-the-line. As with all F3 diesels, when properly maintained they will run as strong today as the day they were produced.

The 2383 was always sold as an AA combination and is known for its excellent power. With dual motors and Magnetraction, this locomotive can pull more cars than most of the other diesels produced. The 2383 headed up a numerous freight and passenger sets during its nine-year production run. It was also available as a separate sale item.

Features
Standard features of the powered A unit include: silver, red and yellow painted areas, dual 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 and a single Santa Fe decal on the front.

Standard features of the non-powered A unit include: silver, red and yellow painted areas, 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 and a single Santa Fe decal on the front.

Note that the 2383 was only available with louvered roofs and 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). Although a B unit was never offered for the 2383, the 2243 Santa Fe's B unit is an exact match and frequently used with the 2383 to make an impressive ABA unit.

Only Known Variation - Shown in the photo above - For the duration of the production cycle, all 2383 were painted silver, red and yellow.

2383 Santa Fe F3 Diesel AA units
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Santa Fe AA 1958 - 1966:2383P - Brown Corrugated, Power Unit 1958 - 1966
~ ~ ~ ~~:2383T - Brown Corrugated, Trailer Unit 1958 - 1966

Inventory For Sale
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2383 Santa Fe F3 Diesel AA units
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Available inventory as of Tue Sep 30 03:00:01 2014 .
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All Aboard Train Shoppe7$583.00Now available for sale is an all original, fully serviced, tested and ready to run set of Santa Fe F3 AA diesels. The exterior colors are vibrant and the side lettering is crisp and complete. The interior and motors are just as clean as the exterior.
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Historical Sales
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Sales History
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SponsorConditionPriceDateComments
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$ 48.00Thu May 10 03:09:51 2012 Here's a set of two complete, undamaged F3 shells from a later series F3, probably the 2383. There is no additionally hardware mounted to the shell. There's nothing nicked, chipped nor cracked on either shell.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8$925.00Fri Dec 28 06:47:06 2012 Up for sale is an extremely clean, all original Santa Fe AA diesel set from the 1960's. This one has been fully cleaned, serviced, tested and works great. The interior is as clean as the exterior. There are no nicks, chips nor blemishes on either diesel.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8+$995.00Thu Nov 8 17:44:08 2012 Here's an almost new set of beautiful Santa Fe AA diesels. The exterior silver is pristine and the red and yellow is clean, bright and not smudged nor marked. The diesels have been tested and work great.
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