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This Identification Guide for Lionel Electric Trains covers the "Post-war Era" only from 1945 until 1969.

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Lionel Trains FA AB Unit Diesels LIONEL TRAINS SANTA FE FA DIESEL No. 223

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Lionel Trains Santa Fe FA Diesel AB units No. 223

Lionel Trains FA AB Unit DieselsThe Lionel Santa Fe Alco 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.
The above pictured A & B Units came in Set No. 11385 issued in 1963. There are no Variations.
All of the Lionel Alco FA units are designed to work on the tighter radius of O27 Gauge track, but they will run equally well on O Gauge track.

No. 218C Picture Box End
No. 223 Power Unit Box End
No. 223 A & B Units Top View
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