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American Z Line September 2022 diesel locomotive announcements

By | September 30, 2022

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

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Model of green locomotive with yellow lettering and stripes

Additional American Z Line diesel locomotive announcements for September 2022

Scale: Z (1:220)

Price: Contact manufacturer

Era: Missouri-Kansas-Texas SW1500 diesel locomotive, early 1970s to 1989. Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Alco PA-1 diesel locomotive, 1946 to early 1960s.

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

Model of green locomotive with yellow lettering and stripes
Electro-Motive Division SW1500

Electro-Motive Division 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: Missouri-Kansas-Texas (green and yellow). Two road numbers.

Model of maroon and red streamlined diesel locomotive
Alco PA-1

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: Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (red, maroon, and black). Two road numbers.

Release date: To be announced.

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