Alco PA-1, Delaware & Hudson | Gauge H0 - Article No. 26495

"Montreal Limited" Passenger Train.

Prototype: Alco PA-1 double A unit heavy-duty diesel locomotive with 5 streamliner passenger cars painted and lettered for the American railroad Delaware & Hudson. The train ran in the mid-Seventies under the name "Montreal Limited" between New York and Montreal, Quebec.

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"Montreal Limited" Passenger Train.
"Montreal Limited" Passenger Train.

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Article No. 26495
Gauge / Design type H0 / 1:87
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  • Limited worldwide to 1,999 pieces!
  • Number boards on the sides are lighted.
  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive has an mfx digital decoder and extensive sound functions. Each A unit has controlled high-efficiency propulsion. 2 axles powered on each A unit. Traction tires. The headlights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The Mars light can be controlled separately. The lights and lighting are maintenance-free, warm white LEDs. All of the cars have factory-installed interior lighting. The observation car has a red marker light. The cars draw their power from the observation car via current-conducting couplings.
    Total train length is approximately 173.5 cm / 68-5/16".

    One-time series.

  • Publications

    - New items brochure 2013 - Product programme 2013/2014
  • Prototype information

    Like many other American railroads, the Delaware & Hudson Railway (D&H) at the start of the Sixties displayed little remaining interest in its most famous passenger trains, the "Montreal Limited" (an overnight train) and the "Laurentian" (a daytime train) between New York City and Montreal in Canada. In 1964 the D&H even announced the discontinuation of both of their prestige trains. However, the outcry was great and the railroad bowed unwillingly to the demands of its passengers. In 1967, Frederic "Buck" Dumaine became the new president of the D&H. He was a great supporter of passenger service and began immediately to buy up used rolling stock in order to spruce up these rolling advertisements for the D&H. Four ALCO PA1 diesel locomotives (as D&H road numbers 16 - 19) were acquired from the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway (ATSF) and different passenger cars were acquired from the Denver und Rio Grande Western Railroad (D&RGW). Repainted into the unmistakable blue-silver-yellow paint scheme of the D&H, both of these prestige D&H trains brought back once more the great flair of the great era of long-distance passenger trains. In 1971, most of the long-distance passenger trains were taken over by the newly established government railroad Amtrak and along with them the D&H trains between New York and Montreal. Amtrak decided however to cancel these trains, and the "Laurentian" made its last run on April 30, 1971. Yet, in 1974 the locomotives and cars experienced a renaissance, when Amtrak decided to offer a passenger train again between New York and Montreal. With the motive power and rolling stock provided by the D&H, a passenger train on this route ran for the first time again on August 5, 1974, now under the name "Adirondack". The D&H had its four ALCO PA1s modernized specially for this. This was done by Morrison-Knudsen, whereby the maintenance-intensive 16-cylinder diesel motors (type 244) were replaced by improved 12 cylinder motors (ALCO model 251). Among railroad enthusiasts moreover the ALCO PA units were rated as the most beautiful and aesthetic diesel locomotives that had ever been built. These modernized locomotives pulled the "Adirondack" with its D&H rolling stock until March of 1977. From this time on Amtrak took over the "Adirondack" with its gas turbine powered "Turboliners".

  • Digital Functions

    Control Unit Mobile Station Mobile Station 2 Central Station 1/2 Central Station 3/2*
    Mobile Station 2**
    Diesel locomotive op. sounds
    Direct control
    Sound of squealing brakes off
    Mars Light
    Sound of Couplers Engaging
    Rail Joints
    Cab Radio

    * New features of the Central Station 2 (Part No. 60213, 60214 or 60215) with the software update 4.2

    ** New features of the Mobile Station 2 (Part No. 60657/66955) with the Software Update 3.55

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