|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 and passenger service. ALCO produced almost 700 units between 1945 - 1950 for railroads all over the country.|
Navigates 0-27 curves.
4 Wheel power trucks with traction tires.
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.
Etched metal grills covering side vents and roof fan.
Die-cast operating front couplers.
Size: 27.25 L x 4 H.