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  • The Super Chief aluminum passenger cars were manufactured from 1959 until 1961. They are hard to find
  • The cars are Lionel's classic extruded aluminum with red metal Santa Fe stripes with silver lettering above the windows and narrower metal stripes below the windows with the name of each car. These stripes MUST be metal to be authentic - many fakes have been made with paper stripes
  • We furthur emphasise that the glue used to hold the stripes is brown and, to be authentic, cars should have traces of brown glue showing on the aluminum as a consequence of the manufacturing process. Fakes will not have this brown glue showing
  • Three different cars were made. The 2561 is a rounded end observation named "Vista Valley". "Regal Pass" is the name of the dome car (2562), and "Indian Falls" the name of the Pullman without dome (2563)
  • Four car sets will have either two 2562 domes and one 2563 Pullman, or vice versa (earlier aluminum cars had two different pullman's with two different numbers, but not the Santa Fe's)
  • All cars are illuminated, have metal trucks with operating couplers, and have Lionel's unique design eliminating the need for wires to get the electricity to the two bulbs in each car
  • Lionel moved the extrusions around the factory in baskets, and most cars left the factory with slight scratches from this type of handling.


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    17579M 2561 SUPER CHIEF SANTA FE PASSENGER CARS -> C-10 Mint - Brand New, absolutely unmarred, all original and unused.

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