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N Scale - Hallmark Cards - QXE3233 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD F3 - Santa Fe - 2343

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N Scale - Hallmark Cards - QXE3233 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD F3 - Santa Fe - 2343


N Scale - Hallmark Cards - QXE3233 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD F3 - Santa Fe - 2343


Brand Hallmark Cards
Stock Number QXE3233
Manufacturer Hallmark Cards
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Hallmark Lionel Train Ornament
Prototype Locomotive, Diesel, EMD F3 (Details)
Road or Company Name Santa Fe (Details)
Reporting Marks LIONEL
Road or Reporting Number 2343
Paint Color(s) Silver and Gold, with Red stripe
Print Color(s) Black
Paint Scheme Warbonnet
Coupler Type Generic Dummy Knuckle
Coupler Mount Truck-Mount
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
Series Name Collector's Series
DCC Readiness No
Release Date 2006-01-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype EMD
Model Variety F3A
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Scale 1/160
UPC/GTIN12 Number 015012958386



Specific Item Information: This repainted version of the 1997 Lionel ornament was issued in Limited Quantities and first available at the 2006 Keepsake Ornament Premiere Event.
The model of the 1950 EMD F3A of the Santa Fe was produced in 1997 by Hallmark Cards, Inc. as a Keepsake Ornament / Christmas tree ornament in 1:160 scale. As part of the Collector's Series, it comes in a decorative package. The model is manufactured under license from LIONEL® Train and is a replica of the Model 2333 in Gauge 0 from 1948. The low fans and the lower ventilation grilles indicate the F3 version Phase III.

The non-motorized model is equipped with movable trucks, plastic wheel sets and window inserts. The dummy knuckle coupling attached to the trucks is oversized, as are the grab rails at the front and the two horns. The movable front pilot is part of the front truck. The detailing of the die-cast metal housing and the plastic trucks is very rudimentary and partially simplified. Painting and lettering are very sharp and attractive. The hook screwed into the front fan to hang up the model can be easily removed.

Series Information: Hallmark Cards' Collector's Series is a series of Christmas tree ornaments from its Keepsake Ornament range.

Model Information: As part of its Keepsake Ornament range, Hallmark Cards offers replica in 1:160 scale of Lionel train models of the past. These die-cast metal items are - obviously - not motorized as they are meant as ornament for Christmas trees.

Prototype History:
The EMD F3 was a 1,500-horsepower (1,100 kW) B-B freight- and passenger-hauling diesel locomotive produced between July 1945 and February 1949 by General Motors’ Electro-Motive Division. Final assembly was at GM-EMD's La Grange, Illinois plant. A total of 1,111 cab-equipped lead A units and 696 cabless booster B units were built.

The F3 was the third model in GM-EMD's highly successful F-unit series of cab unit diesel locomotives, and it was the second most produced of the series. The F3 essentially differed from the EMD F2 in that it used the “new” D12 generator to produce more power, and from the later EMD F7 in electrical equipment. Some late-model F3's had the same D27 traction motors, along with the heavier-duty electrical cables, used in the F7, and were referred to as model F5 by EMD's Engineering Department.

From Wikipedia
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Road Name History:
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (reporting mark ATSF), often abbreviated as Santa Fe or AT&SF, was one of the larger railroads in the United States. Chartered in February 1859, the railroad reached the Kansas-Colorado border in 1873 and Pueblo, Colorado, in 1876. To create a demand for its services, the railroad set up real estate offices and sold farm land from the land grants that it was awarded by Congress. Despite the name, its main line never served Santa Fe, New Mexico, as the terrain was too difficult; the town ultimately was reached by a branch line from Lamy.

The Santa Fe was a pioneer in intermodal freight transport, an enterprise that (at one time or another) included a tugboat fleet and an airline (the short-lived Santa Fe Skyway). Its bus line extended passenger transportation to areas not accessible by rail, and ferryboats on the San Francisco Bay allowed travelers to complete their westward journeys to the Pacific Ocean. The ATSF was the subject of a popular song, Harry Warren & Johnny Mercer's "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe", written for the film, The Harvey Girls (1946).

The railroad officially ceased operations on December 31, 1996, when it merged with the Burlington Northern Railroad to form the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway.

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Brand/Importer Information:
Hallmark Cards, Inc. is a private, family-owned American company based in Kansas City, Missouri. Founded in 1910 by Joyce Hall, Hallmark is the oldest and largest manufacturer of greeting cards in the United States. In addition to greeting cards, Hallmark also manufactures such products as party goods, gift wrap, and stationery. In 1973, Hallmark Cards started manufacturing Christmas ornaments. The Hallmark Keepsake Ornament collection is dated and available for just one year.

Item created by: Alain LM on 2020-08-04 15:33:30. Last edited by Alain LM on 2020-08-04 15:40:54

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