Williams trains are known for great quality at an affordable price.
However, no expense has been
spared to insure that these models have all the premium features that you
remember including die-cast frames, wire mesh vents, and more. Inside, the
mechanics and electronics are time tested designs using modern maintenance-free
can motors, metal gears and trouble free electronics. The sound system offers an
easy to operate horn and bell, allowing you to enjoy the clickety-clack of the
trains. Williams trains are the preferred choice of many museums that operate
train displays. Their rugged design meets the demands of a continuously running
With Williams trains, you will be up and running in no time. Just take your
locomotive out of the box, put it on the track and turn the transformer handle.
There is no programming or thick manual to study.
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 & passenger service. ALCO
produced almost 700 units between 1945 - 1950 for railroads all over the
- AA Length: 27-1/4"
- Operates on O-27 or greater curves (3-rail)
- Powered by two maintenance free can motors
- 4-wheel trucks with traction tire
- Flywheel smooth coasting action
- Electronic 6-amp reversing board
- True Blast II digital horn and bell
- Die-cast frame, trucks, truck sides, and pilots
- Die-cast operating front couplers
- Front headlights
- Etched metal grills covering side vents and roof fan
- Durable ABS plastic shell
This engine was originally decorated in the Rock Island paint scheme. It has
been professionally painted to the very popular Union Pacific scheme. This
engine looks factory fresh and has very little run time on it. It has been track
tested and runs and operates properly.