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American Z Line June 2022 diesel locomotive announcements

By | July 6, 2022

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

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Blue and white locomotive

American Z Line June 2022 announcements

Scale: Z (1:220)

Price: Contact manufacturer

Era: Great Northern Electro-Motive Division SW1500 diesel locomotive, September-October 1967 to early 1970s. Wabash Alco PA-1 diesel locomotive, 1949 to early 1960s.

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

Blue and white locomotive
American Z Line Electro-Motive Division SW1500 diesel locomotive in Great Northern’s Big Sky Blue 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
  • Release date to be announced

Road name: Great Northern (Big Sky Blue, two road numbers).


blue, white, and gray locomotive
American Z Line Alco PA-1 diesel locomotive decorated for Wabash.

Wabash 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
  • Release date to be announced

Road name: Wabash (Bluebird scheme, two road numbers).

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