Beside the 2373 Canadian Pacific F3's, the 2356 Southern is probably second most difficult postwar F3's to locate. Even today, it remains a highly desirable item today. Except for the somewhat common Santa Fe and New York Central roadnames, the Southerns were the only roadname offered in an ABA combination during the postwar era.
As with all dual-motored postwar F3s, the Southern diesels are another set of high quality F3 diesels produced by Lionel. Although they lack some of the detailed exterior features of the earlier F3s, their durability was still top-of-the-line. As with most of the diesels from that era, when properly maintained, they will run as strong today as the day they were produced.