2355 Western Pacific
The 2355 Western Pacific AA's were a continuation of the 1952 Western Pacific F3 diesel, but with less external detail. Specifically, the new locomotives did not include the simulated grab iron handrails on the nose and the roof louvers were now part of the molded body and not the separately applied screen louvers found on earlier F3's. Even with the modified external detail, internally, these F3's are as reliable, powerful and durable as any earlier model. Finally, the 2355 was always sold as an AA combination, Lionel never produced a separate sale B unit for this roadname.
All Western Pacific F3 diesels are highly prized and collectable locomotives. The vibrant silver exterior with a striking orange stripe and attractive front decal continues to make this F3 a favorite with both collectors and operators.
Standard features of each A unit includes:
- Silver painted shell with a thick orange side stripe and black lettering.
- Functional front coupler with a non-operating rear coupler.
- Illuminated headlight and number boards.
- Two metal ladder steps on the rear of the frame plus metal steps on each truck.
- Dual two-piece ornamental horns.
- General Motors decal near the rear door plus a Santa Fe decal on the front.
Additionally, the power A unit contains dual motors with Magnetraction and a three-position E-unit. The non-powered A unit contains a functional horn.
Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
When coupled together as an AA unit, the length of these F3s is approximately 26" long (coupler to coupler).
Only Known Variation Shown in the photo above - All 2355 diesels are painted silver with a thick orange side stripe and black lettering.
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