Lionel Santa Fe 3751 The Chief

Here is another video of my Lionel Santa Fe 3751 steam locomotive, this time pulling The Chief passenger train. This locomotive, 6-38055, was released by Lionel in 2004. Some of it features include TrainMaster Command Control, also know as TMCC, Railsounds, Odyssey speed control, and a fan driven smoke unit. These Heavyweight passenger cars were also by Lionel in 2004. They were available as a 4 car set, with a 2 car add on set, and a Stationsounds diner. These cars feature a detailed interior. interior lights that can be turned off and on by a switch on the bottom of the cars, die cast metal six wheeled trucks, and opening doors. The Chief was one of the premier passenger trains on the Santa Fe and made its first run on November 14, 1926. It ran between Chicago and Los Angeles on a 63 hour schedule. The Stationsounds diner has all the above features as well as recording of arrival/departure announcements and dining reservations. The track is K-Line tubular with O-81 curves and the train is being controlled with Lionel Legacy.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

what year was the model 8739 life like super chief train set produced it is ho scale and looks fairly old?

Question by return2mtn72: what year was the model 8739 life like super chief train set produced it is ho scale and looks fairly old?
I was rummaging through old toys of mine and I wanted to see how old this was.

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Answer by S
I would contact the experts, husband says “sounds like around mid-50 or 60’s”
Life-like is no longer in business, Walthers bought them in 2005 so getting them to find out would be a chore. NMRA does research, you can ask them for more information.

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