ALCO PA diesel locomotives were built to haul passenger trains in the United States. Built between September 1946 and June 1950, they were of a cab unit design, and both cab-equipped lead A unit PA and cabless booster B unit PB models were built. Like its smaller cousin, the ALCO FA, the PA had distinctive styling, with a long, straight nose tipped by a headlight in a square, slitted grille, and raked windshields. Williams offers this PA-1/PA-1 powered and dummy locomotive set in Pennsylvania?s Tuscan paint scheme. Locomotive Features: 6 wheel power trucks with traction tires; Powered by dual motors; Flywheel coasting action; All metal gears; Electronic 6-amp reverse board; True Blast II digital horn and bell; Durable ABS plastic shell; Die-cast trucks, truck sides, and pilots; Die-cast operating front couplers; and Front headlight.
Lionel 18952 ATSF Railway 2000 Alco PA-1 diesel locomotive C9 in OB. Satisfaction ensured. Always a great way to show off your personal sense of style.
The PA was Alco's glamour girl. While Electro-Motive's E-units easily outsold Alco's passenger engine, the PA is widely regarded as the most beautiful first-generation diesel - period. Perhaps no other locomotive looked so right at the head of the streamlined trains of the late forties and fifties that were the last hurrah of American long-distance passenger service. The 294 PA's and cabless PB's built between 1946 and 1953 powered some of America's most famous name trains, from the Southern Pacific's Daylight to the Pennsylvania's Broadway Limited. In recognition of its beauty, some fans refer to the PA as an honorary steam locomotive.The muscular PA profile and its elegant nose, with the characteristic grille around the headlight, were designed by Ray Patten, General Electric's head of industrial design. At the time, GE and Alco were partners in the locomotive business, with GE making the electrical equipment for all Alco diesels. Patten's design was described as a locomotive so distinctive and so powerful looking that it actually helps railroads sell their services to passengers and shippers. While Alco would later fall by the wayside, GE went on to become America's largest locomotive builder by the early 1990's.Under the hood of the PA beat a 16-cylinder model 244 prime mover that developed 2000 hp. Depending on their gearing, PA's could hustle a passenger consist along at up to 100 mph.Long after all other PA's had gone to scrap, four restored ex-Santa Fe units remained in service on the Delaware & Hudson into the late 1970's. Sold to the Ferrocarriles Nacionales de Mexico (FNM) in 1978, most of the units eventually deteriorated to junk status, although one remained operational. But in April of 2000, Doyle McCormack - who also happens to be the engineer of No. 4449, the restored Southern Pacific Daylight - and the Smithsonian Institution repatriated two of the junked units for rebuilding. One of the units will b
Brand new in box. Never run. Hard to Find. Mid 1970's. You receive the dummy and powered car.
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