Alco RS3 “Hammerhead” diesel locomotive
Scale: HO (1:87.1)
Price: Direct-current, $249.95; with sound decoder, $349.95
Era: 1953 to 1979
Manufacturer: Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc., 1302 Jordan Ave., Montoursville, PA 17754; 570-368-2379; bowser-trains.com
- Can motor
- Light-emitting diode lighting
- Blackened, nickel-plated wheels
- Separate, factory-applied detail parts
Release date: Fall 2023
Paint schemes: Pennsylvania RR (as-delivered with train-phone antenna, decal version with train-phone antenna, and decal version without train-phone antenna [two road numbers]), Conrail (Lehigh Valley Late Red patchout), and Lehigh Valley (Tuscan Red and Late Red). One number per scheme unless noted.
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Above (in the MRR article) the Lehigh Valley Hammerhead is featured and mentioned under the paint schemes. But in Mr. English’s informative article on the production of the RS-3 (bowser-trains.com) Lehigh Valley isn’t among the listed products.
I have a photo of the LV 211 in Avoca, PA and would love one when they are produced. Will it be out in the first batch? Or maybe a second batch? Or…???