Z AZL December 2020 New Items Part 1

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    December 2020 New Releases Part 1



    NEW BODY STYLE – R-70-20 REEFERS

    First road name - Great Northern


    The cars were built by Pacific Car and Foundry in Benton, WA. The R-70-20 designation stands for a reefer with 70 ton capacity. The 20 designates with was the twenty design in the builders reefer series. The cars are a direct derivative of the PFE reefer design. They represent the last major release of this design of cars. In 1969, 1,200 of these cars were delivered, with an additional 1,200 delivered in 1970. Initially the cars were delivered in PFE lettering.


    Throughout the years, the cars would be sold off and repainted for new owners and roads. The 1980s saw the biggest change as the SP and UP split the operations on the PFE. The SP would retain the PFE trade name and their cars would be lettered for SPFE. The UP would choose to completely repaint their cars in the armor yellow scheme, and later all white after the SP and UP merged in 1996.


    The second largest operator of these cars was the BNSF. The BNSF would build through their collection through the absorption of roads such as the Burlington Northern and Great Northern. It is important to note that these cars continue to be operated currently. The dependability and reliability are a driving factor for their prolonged use.


    AZL is releasing Great Northern as the first road name. A four-pack, two-pack and single car are available.


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    904805-1 GN R-70-20 Reefer 9001, 9003, 9004, 9013 Set


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    914835-1 GN R-70-20 Reefer 9012, 9015 Two-pack


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    914805-1 GN R-70-20 Reefer 9019 Single



    ALCO RS3 - Great Northern



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    The GN prototype details include: Phase I body, corner stacked number boards, ALCO AAR trucks, dual bulb headlight, three chime aft cab mounted airhorn, crosswise smokestack and 800 gallon fuel tank.


    63300-1 Great Northern RS3 221

    63300-2 Great Northern RS3 222

    63300-3 Great Northern RS3 223



    These popular locomotives feature a 7mm coreless motor, dual flywheels, traction tires, built in pilot, directional controller LEDs, body mount couplers. The coupler box is screwed in placed.



    EMD GP38-2s – ATSF – 2020 Rebuild



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    The first run GP38-2s are back! The shells are from the first run of GP38-2s. The chassis is the 2020 version. We have rebuilt these locos and are excited to be able to offer them again. Supplies are limited!


    62509-1R ATSF GP38-2 2372

    62509-2R ATSF GP38-2 2374

    62509-3R ATSF GP38-2 2379

    62509-4R ATSF GP38-2 2380


    The AZL EMD GP38-2s feature coreless motor, dual flywheels, traction tires, standard PCB board, DCC ready, directional controlled LEDs, and AutoLatch TM couplers.



    See the American Z Line site for more information on these and other AZL products.


    http://www.azldirect.com


    Rob Kluz

    Ztrack Distribution
     
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