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|Alco FA Diesel Locomotives|
Designed by Alco, an established steam locomotive company, the FA was designed to compete with the EMD (GM) E- and F-Unit early diesel locomotives. Though more striking in appearance, the Alcos soon faded from the scene as GM dominated the early diesel scene. The FA was designed for freight service; the complementary PA was designed for passenger operation. The models shown above in UP yellow and gray are by Lionel, and are a 1994 reissue of the 1950 Anniversary set. The prototype is shown below, in both UP (upon which the model was based) and in the striking Canadian Pacific livery.
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