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ALCO PA/PB-1

Prototype Information:

ALCO's beautiful PA-1 is one of America's most famous locomotives. It was ALCO's entry into the passenger train diesel craze, competing directly with the E-Units from EMD.

Originally run on the Texas and New Orleans, Southern Pacific PA's #6055 and 6056 were later put into service on the SP's coastal division, pulling trains such as the Morning Daylight.

ALCO locomotives were also used in service with the famous "California Zephyr" passenger train, adopting a number of paint schemes, the most famous of which was perhaps the "Prospector" paint scheme. This paint scheme was a striking two-tone silver and gold arrangement, highlited by a series of four black stripes going down the side of the body.

Model Information:

All of these locomotives feature a DCC-friendly mechanism, allowing for simple "drop-in" installation of decoder for hobbyists operating with digital control. Our famous five-pole motor with dual brass flywheels and equipped with frictionless trucks with blackened metal wheels powers these locomotives. These units are equipped with fully-automatic magnetic knuckle couplers, with optional long shank couplers included.

Drop in DCC compatible with the Train Control Systems K0D8 series and Digitrax DN163K0A

Southern Pacific Daylight versions: Features updated lighting with illuminated numberboards.

Current Models

Item # Description
Road Number
MSRP
176-4107
December 2017
  N ALCO PA-1 D&RGW Aspen Gold "Four Stripe" for the California Zephyr
6011
$110
176-4107-DCC
January 2018
  N ALCO PA-1 D&RGW Aspen Gold "Four Stripe" for the California Zephyr
    With Ready-to-run Train Control Systems DCC Installed
6011
$150
176-4108
December 2017
  N ALCO PA-1 D&RGW Aspen Gold "Four Stripe" for the California Zephyr
6013
$110
176-4108-DCC
January 2018
  N ALCO PA-1 D&RGW Aspen Gold "Four Stripe" for the California Zephyr
    With Ready-to-run Train Control Systems DCC Installed
6013
$150
176-4113
December 2017
N ALCO PB-1 D&RGW Aspen Gold "Four Stripe" for the California Zephyr
--
$100
176-4113-DCC
January 2018
N ALCO PB-1 D&RGW Aspen Gold "Four Stripe" for the California Zephyr
    With Ready-to-run Train Control Systems DCC Installed
--
$140
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