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American Z Line July 2022 diesel locomotive announcements

By | July 25, 2022

New paint schemes on Electro-Motive Division SW1500 and Alco PA-1 diesels

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American Z Line diesel locomotive announcements for July 2022

Scale: Z (1:220)

Price: Contact manufacturer

Era: Louisville & Nashville Electro-Motive Division SW1500 diesel locomotive, November 1971 to mid-1980s. Freedom Train Alco PA-1 diesel locomotive, 1947 to 1949.

Manufacturer: American Z Line, 6142 Northcliff Blvd., Dublin, OH 43016; 614-764-1703; americanzline.com

gray diesel locomotive
American Z Line Electro-Motive Division SW1500 diesel locomotive in Louisville & Nashville gray paint scheme.

EMD SW1500 features:

  • AutoLatch couplers
  • Prototype-specific details
  • Directional light-emitting-diode lighting
  • Blackened metal wheels
  • Traction tires
  • Adapters for retrofitting with Micro-Trains no. 905 couplers

Road name: Louisville & Nashville (gray with yellow lettering, two road numbers).

Alco PA-1 decorated for Freedom
American Z Line Alco PA-1 diesel locomotive decorated for 1947 to 1949 Freedom Train.

Freedom Train Alco PA-1 features:

  • 7mm can motor
  • Dual flywheels
  • Six-axle trucks with blind middle axle (no flange)
  • Traction tires
  • Blackened metal wheels
  • Directional light-emitting-diode lighting
  • Optional front coupler cover and snow plow

Road name: Freedom Train (“Spirit of 1776” scheme, one road number).

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