Lionel pw-2383-01 sf f3 aa
2383-01 SANTA FE F3 AA UNITS WITH THICK BROKEN CIRCLE NOSE DECAL (PRODUCED 1958 ONLY)
|The 2383 was the longest running production of any single Lionel F3 set. It was produced from 1958 until 1966. Has two Pullmor motors and Magnetraction. These locos could (and still can) handle just about any train thrown at them! There are three significant variations: units made in 1958 (which are the rarest) - engines made from 1959 to 1963 - and engines made from 1964 to 1966. There was the thick oval decal (1958 and possibly early 1959) - the thin oval decal (late 1959 to 1963) - and the thin oval decal with an uninterrupted black oval (1964 to 1966). All 2383's are painted in the Santa Fe's famous Warbonnet paint scheme with a red and silver body and yellow and black rubber-stamped detailing stripes. They have louvres in the roof instead of having the wire mesh screens. The portholes are closed - molded into the body itself. The lettering is heat-stamped in black as are the GM logos. The frame is painted silver and the trucks are chemically blackened. The wrap-around Santa Fe decal on the nose has thick striping. External features include one piece ornamental horns and a molded cab door ladder. Also features window shell and number boards. Has headlight lens and twin vertical Pullmor motors. Also features Magnetraction and a three position E-unit. Has interior lighting/headlights and horn in the powered unit. Operating couplers are on the pilot trucks. The 2383 pair was never offered with a B unit. However, the 2243C with it's black trucks is a perfect match.
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