PLEASE NOTE: When operating Walthers-branded DCC-equipped locomotives in DC mode, do not use power packs that exceed an 18V rating. This includes MRC 1300-series power packs which have known issues with our decoders.
One of the most handsome diesels ever built, WalthersMainline PA and matching PB Alco locomotives are sure to be the stars of your HO streamliner fleet! Introduced in 1946, these sleek and stylish speedsters wore a rainbow of color schemes, and handled passenger and some fast freight service into the 1960s. Capturing the sleek lines of the prototypes, these WalthersMainline models feature road specific-details and:
Limited edition - one time run of these roadnumbers!
Prototypes in passenger service from late 1940s to 1960s - some later used in freight service
Same powerful drive as WalthersProto(R) locos featuring:
Five-pole skew-wound motor
14:1 gear ratio
Helical-cut gears for quiet operation and easy multiple unit operation
All-wheel drive and electrical pickup
Dual machined brass flywheels
Heavy die-cast metal chassis
Constant LED lighting
Molded drill starter points for grab irons - easily added with Alco PA-PB Diesel Detail Kit (910-252 available separately)
RP-25 metal wheels
Proto MAX(TM) metal knuckle couplers