Struggling to compete with GM’s dominance, Alco introduced its first diesel locomotive, the FA-1, in 1945. Alco realized that there was a tremendous demand to satisfy from the railroads phasing out steam power. The unit was designed as a dual purpose locomotive suitable for freight and passenger service. Alco produced almost 700 units from 1945 - 1950 for railroads all over the country.

Features include:

  • 4 wheel power trucks with traction tires
  • dual motors
  • flywheel coasting action
  • all metal gears
  • electronic 6-amp reverse board with directional lock-out
  • True Blast®  Plus 16-bit polyphonic sound including prime mover, horn, and bell
  • durable ABS plastic shell
  • die-cast trucks, truck sides, and pilots
  • 20 individually installed grabrails
  • front headlights
  • etched metal grilles covering side vents and roof fan
  • die-cast operating front couplers
  • NEW! upgraded window parts
  • NEW! separately applied windshield wipers



  • Model: 23202
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2lbs
  • Scale: O 1:48 - (Trains run on AC power 3-rail track)

Recommended Age

This Product is Recommended for Ages 14 & Up.