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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 AA Unit Diesels LIONEL TRAINS SANTA FE ALCO FA DIESEL No. 220

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Lionel Trains Santa Fe FA Diesel double A units No. 220
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Lionel Trains FA AA Unit DieselsThe Lionel Santa Fe FA No. 220 was released according to the Lionel Service Manual in 1959, but the catalogs show 1961 as the initial release date. This diesel would be available for one additional year. The powered engine was equipped with a three position directional unit whose control lever was adjustable from the top of the body, Magnetraction on two driving axles, and a light. Metal rear coupler on the power unit, but all other couplers are solid plastic.

No. 220 Dummy Unit Box End

The powered A Unit of this diesel is sometimes found with a B Unit instead of a dummy A Unit. It was pictured in this fashion in the 1961 catalog. However, it has not been found this way in any boxed set. It is possible that is was issued in this combination in an uncataloged set issued in either 1959 or 1960. There are two variations:
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Variation A: With small pilot ledges on both A units.
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Variation B: With large pilot ledges on both A units.
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All of the Lionel Alcos are designed to work on the O27 Gauge track, but they will run on the larger radius of O Gauge track as well.

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