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Lionel 6-8580 & 8582 Illinois Central F-3 AA Diesel Set

Lionel 6-8580 & 8582 Illinois Central F-3 AA Diesel Set
Lionel 6-8580 & 8582 Illinois Central F-3 AA Diesel Set Lionel 6-8580 & 8582 Illinois Central F-3 AA Diesel Set Lionel 6-8580 & 8582 Illinois Central F-3 AA Diesel Set Lionel 6-8580 & 8582 Illinois Central F-3 AA Diesel Set Lionel 6-8580 & 8582 Illinois Central F-3 AA Diesel Set Lionel 6-8580 & 8582 Illinois Central F-3 AA Diesel Set
Manf Stock # 6-8580
Condition Like New
Box Yes
SKU 19161
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Description

In 1946, EMD began production of one of the most famous and recognizable locomotives of all time, the F-3 diesel. Proclaimed as the "widest range locomotive in history", a record production of 1800 units sold in just two years.

Demonstrating remarkable proficiency at both fast-passenger and heavy-freight service, the F-3's flexibility cemented it as a mainstay on most large railroads. These 1,500 horsepower units were so successful that the f-3 is credited with accelerating many railroads' path to dieselization. The engine's initial field tests were conducted among 20 different railroads winning over many diesel doubters with their fuel efficiency and easy maintenance.

The F-3's sleek, streamlined shape proved to be the perfect design for the colorful, imaginative paint schemes many railroads used on their locomotives as a way to showcase their passenger trains.

This set includes a powered A-unit, a non-powered B-unit (with diesel horn), and a non-powered A-unit.

Both A Units Feature:

  • Working headlights
  • Illuminated number boards
  • Die-cast metal F3 trucks
  • Metal chassis
  • Metal ladders
  • Portholes
  • Louvered vents
  • Operating knuckle couplers
  • Authentic Union Pacific Markings
  • Metal wheels and axles

Powered A Unit Features:

  • Dual Pullmor motors
  • Eight wheel drive
  • Magne-traction
  • Transformer controlled forward-neutral-reverse operation

Each unit is 13 1/2" long and will run on O-31 or greater curves

These are Like New in the boxes, no damage or defects. The Non-powered unit appears to not have ever been run. We have tested them to make sure that all features work and that they run properly. Includes the original boxes with the Styrofoam packing inserts. Includes the instructions. Super nice!

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