The Lionel Santa Fe FA No. 223 was available only in 1963 and was painted in the Santa Fe war bonnet passenger diesel paint scheme that has BLACK heat-stamped lettering and a nose decal on the A Unit. A two position directional unit whose control lever was adjustable from the top of the body controled the direction of this diesel. A single vertical worm drive motor powers two axles that utilized Magnatraction on one of these axles. The sheet metal chassis has solid non-operating couplers. The A Unit was lighted and was equipped with a horn.
Came with a No. 218C B unit that sometimes came with or without the "BLT 8-57" date. For close-up pictures of the difference see No. 215 and No. 218. The No. 218C B Unit is the only unit of the Alco Series that was not numbered.