DL109 marks their early entry into the passenger
diesel market in 1940. With its sleek
lines, knife-edged nose and long wheelbase, it was ideally
suited for high-speed service, and with 2,000 horsepower
under the hood, it could handle passengers or high-speed
freight with ease. Because of its dual-service capabilities,
Alco was allowed to construct the DL-109 in the face of wartime
restrictions on passenger-only locos, and the units performed
admirably round the clock, handling passengers during the
day and freight trains at night. Using lessons learned with
the DL-109, it was succeeded by the PA-1 in 1946.
PROTO N Alco DL-109 locomotive captures the slender
this 1940s prototype in a powerful, smooth-running
N Scale model. Features include a heavy, split-frame chassis,
five-pole motor with dual flywheels, eight-wheel drive
(just like the prototype!), all-wheel electrical pickup
and directional LED headlight. Between the finely detailed
body (right down to the thin rivet strip around the cab
windows) and authentic
paint schemes, these units will look perfect on your passenger
The coupler on the nose is an operating "dummy", while the rear coupler is a Micro-Trains body-mounted coupler.
There is no "drop-in" DCC board currently available that we are aware of.
Pricing Update: When first released, Walthers offered dealers a special "intro-pricing". This is no longer available. BLW Price will be $74.98 when we need to order additional stock. You will get the price shown ... order now for best pricing.