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American Z Line July 2022 (part 2) diesel locomotive announcements

By | July 26, 2022

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

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diesel locomotive in Canadian National paint

American Z Line diesel locomotive announcements for July 2022

Scale: Z (1:220)

Price: Contact manufacturer

Era: Wisconsin Central Electro-Motive Division SW1500 diesel locomotive in Canadian National paint, early 2000s to present. Denver & Rio Grande Western Alco PA-1 diesel locomotive, January-February 1947 to March 1950 (as decorated).

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

diesel locomotive in Canadian National paint
American Z Line Alco PA-1 diesel locomotive decorated for Denver & Rio Grande.

American Z Line Wisconsin Central Electro-Motive Division SW1500 diesel locomotive in Canadian National paint.

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: Wisconsin Central (Canadian National paint, two road numbers).

Alco PA-1 diesel locomotive decorated for Denver & Rio Grande
American Z Line Alco PA-1 diesel locomotive decorated for Denver & Rio Grande.

Denver & Rio Grande Western 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: Denver & Rio Grande Western (as-delivered scheme, two road numbers).

Release date: To be announced.

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