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Lionel 1579 Milwaukee Road F-3 SS Set (Mint)
Mfg#: Lionel 6-1579
2014 Greenburg Guide Price: $410 (Mint)
This Milwaukee Road “Service Station F-3 Special” set was manufactured by Lionel in 1975, the fifth year in this long running series. Beginning in 1971 Lionel began the series, manufacturing a set each year for distribution only by their service/repair stations. The series ended in the mid 90’s.
This set is headed by a pair of Milwaukee Road F-3 diesels, a powered and a dummy. Both are lighted and a powerful Pullmor motor drives the powered “A”. The rolling stock in the set all feature operating magnetic couplers at both ends, and the caboose is lighted. The set contains:
All of the components of this set are "factory fresh", Mint condition, “never-been-on-the–tracks”. The outer set box has some yellowing commensurate with its nearly 40-year age. The individual component boxes are in Like New condition, again with some yellowing due to age.
Additional notes about the F-3s; they are the last that that Lionel made with “nose-decals”. Given their age, while there is some cracking and a few flakes – the noses are in near perfect shape. That said – this set comes with a replacement pair of nose decals, should the buyer elect to replace the original decals with the replacements. Also at the end of 1975 Lionel manufactured a dummy B-unit for this AA pair (available separately from the set). The dummy is numbered 6-8575 and is also available for sale on this site.