Product Spotlight - 2018 Uncataloged Premier City of St. Louis Passenger Set

Available Items

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O Scale Premier Alco PA A Unit Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0 (Hi-Rail Wheels)
  • Nickel Plate Road

20-61059

O Scale Premier 70’ Streamlined Passenger Coach Car (Ribbed Sided)
  • Nickel Plate Road

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O Scale Premier 70’ Streamlined Passenger Coach Car (Ribbed Sided)
  • Nickel Plate Road

20-61061

O Scale Premier 70’ Streamlined Passenger Baggage Car (Smooth Sided)
  • Lackawanna

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O Scale Premier 70’ Madison Observation Car
  • Nickel Plate Road

The PA was Alco's glamour girl. While Electro-Motive's E-units easily beat Alco's passenger engine in terms of popularity, the PA is widely regarded as the most beautiful first-generation diesel - period. Perhaps no other locomotive looked so right at the head of the streamlined trains of the late forties and fifties that were the last hurrah of American long-distance passenger service. The 294 PA's and cabless PB's built between 1946 and 1953 powered some of America's most famous name trains, from the Pennsylvania's Broadway Limited to the New Haven's Merchants' Limited.

The muscular PA profile and its elegant nose, with the characteristic grille around the headlight, were designed by Ray Patten, General Electric's head of industrial design. At the time, GE and Alco were partners in the locomotive business, with GE making the electrical equipment for all Alco diesels. Patten's design was described as "a locomotive so distinctive and so powerful looking that it actually helps railroads sell their services to passengers and shippers."
Under the hood of the PA beat a 16-cylinder model 244 prime mover that developed 2000 hp. Depending on their gearing, PA's could hustle a passenger consist along at up to 100 mph.

Long after all other PA's had gone to scrap, four restored ex-Santa Fe units remained in service on the Delaware & Hudson into the late 1970's. Sold to the Ferrocarriles Nacionales de Mexico (FNM) in 1978, most of the units eventually deteriorated to junk status, although one remained operational. But in April of 2000, Doyle McCormack - who also happens to be the engineer of 4449, the restored Southern Pacific Daylight - and the Smithsonian Institution repatriated two of the junked units for rebuilding.

This uncataloged Premier locomotive and four complementing passenger cars was exclusively produced for M.T.H. Authorized Retailer Stockyard Express. The entire set is only available directly from Stockyard Expressfor just $875.00

Product Features

Product Features: 

  • Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
  • Metal Chassis
  • Metal Handrails and Horn
  • Moveable Roof Fans
  • Metal Body Side Grilles
  • (2) Handpainted Engineer Cab Figures In Each A Unit
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • (2) Remote-Controlled Proto-Couplers
  • O Scale Kadee-Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Directionally Controlled Constant Voltage LED Headlight
  • Lighted LED Cab Interior Light
  • Illuminated LED Number Boards
  • Lighted LED Marker Lights
  • Operating LED MARS Light
  • (2) Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motors
  • Operating ProtoSmoke Diesel Exhaust
  • Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable
  • 1:48 Scale Proportions
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Passenger Station Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures:16 3/4” x 2 5/8” x 3 3/4”
  • Operates On O-31 Curves

    PASSENGER CAR FEATURES

  • Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Bodies
  • Stamped Metal Floors
  • Detailed Car Undercarriage
  • Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • (2) Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • O Scale Kadee-Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
  • Constant Voltage Overhead LED Interior Lighting
  • End-of-Car Diaphragms
  • Separate Metal Handrails
  • Detailed Car Interiors
  • Detailed Brake Wheel
  • 1:48 Scale Proportions
  • Unit Measures:19” x 2 7/16” x 3 1/2”
  • Operates On O-42 Curves