Washington Northern

HO scale model railroad

Alco S4

The ALCO>S4 were 1,000 horsepower (746 kW) switcher diesel locomotives produced by ALCO and Canadian licensee Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW),  riding on standard AAR type A switcher trucks. Both were powered by ALCO 539 turbocharged, 6-cylinder diesels. The S-4 was constructed between June 1949 and August 1957

#14 was purchased second hand, formly a Pittsburgh & Lake Erie locomotive. It has served faithfully at the mill for almost 20 years, however it is speculated that a replacement is coming in the near future.


  • Manufacturer: Bachmann with DCC & Soundtraxx onboard
  • Paint: Custom Paint (Floquil colors Light Blue) - Decals from scrapbox
  • Weathering: Airbrush, artist oils and Bragdon's weathering powders
  • Aftermarket Details: None
  • DCC Address: 14
  • purchased: March of 2012
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