|®||ALCO-G.E. Freight & Passenger
FA/FBs and PA/PBs
|see each model catalog
for the order sheet
In 1940, General Electric and American Locomotive Co. (Alco) concluded a sales and marketing agreement to manufacture diesel locomotives under the Alco-G.E. label. While World War Two prevented immediate building, the Alco-G.E. planning efforts continued.
In the 1940s, EMD's success with their "FT" freight diesels drove ALCo to develop their own streamlined freight locomotives. These diesels were developed around Alco's new turbo-charged "244" prime mover, G.E. electricals and AAR type B trucks. As a result, the first FA/FB set was delivered to the GM&O in 1940. The 1,500-hp FA1s and FB1s sold quickly, and were succeeded in 1950 by the up-powered FA2s and FB2s.
Also in 1946, Alco delivered their first streamlined passenger diesels to the Santa Fe. These 2,000-hp cab/booster configuration were later designated the PA/PB-1 type. Upgrades in 1950 resulted in the PA/PB-2 type. Some units were later and popularly called PA/PB-4s
As with the EMD "F"s, the Division Point and Ajin Train Model will offer a wide range of Alco-G.E. freight, dual-purpose and passenger locomotives. The will include FA/FB-1s, FA/FB-2s, FPA/FPB-2s, FPA/FPB-4s, PA/PB-1s, PA/PB-2s and PA/PB-4s. We will also be doing the Canadian-built models! We'll be listing the road's variants for your consideration, so stay tuned! Target delivery is 2010 through 2012.
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