The Lionel Santa Fe FA No. 208 was available in 1958 and 1959 and was painted Santa Fe Freight colors.
Produced on a BLUE painted body with YELLOW cab and wide upper stripe, and RED and YELLOW lower stripes and lettering. This diesel, unlike its predcessor No. 204, has a light only in the powered A Unit, and this unit is equipped with a horn. These diesels have the small ledge pilot that is often found in cracked or broken condition. This is a common fault that should be examined before purchase.
Came with a single vertical worm drive Type IIE motor that powered two axles and utilized Magnetraction. This engine had a three position directional unit whose control lever was adjustable from the top of the body. Both units have a sheet metal chassis that are equipped with solid non-operating couplers. There are no variations.