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Bowser Alco RS3 “Hammerhead” diesel locomotive

By | August 18, 2022

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Tuscan red diesel locomotive

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;

Tuscan red diesel locomotive
Alco RS3 “Hammerhead” diesel locomotive


  • 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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One thought on “Bowser Alco RS3 “Hammerhead” diesel locomotive

  1. 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 ( 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…???

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