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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.

UP Alco FA

Alco FA

Last updated: 08 Jan 2015

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