Struggling to compete with GM’s dominance, ALCO introduced its first diesel locomotive, the FA-1 in 1945. ALCO realized that there was a tremendous demand to satisfy from the railroads phasing out steam power. The unit was designed as a dual-purpose locomotive suitable for freight & passenger service. ALCO produced almost 700 units from 1945 – 1950 for many railroads all over the country. Williams offers this FA1-Powered/FA1-Dummy locomotive set decorated in Rock Island. Locomotive Features: 4 wheel power trucks with traction tires; 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; 20 individually installed grabrails; Front headlights; Etched metal grills covering side vents and roof fan; and Die-cast operating front couplers.
|FA1/FA1 Locomotive Set Length 27.25 inches.|