MTH Premier 20-2330-1: FA-2 ABA Diesel Engine Set – With Proto-Sound 2.0


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MTH Premier 20-2330-1: FA-2 ABA Diesel Engine Set – With Proto-Sound 2.0

While the ALCO FA-2s were shorter and more muscular looking, they were undeniably the siblings of the popular PA-series engines. Born in the same year, 1946, as the PA, the FA shared its passenger counterpart’s blocky nose and smooth sides and was often seen in the now-popular ABA formation. In fact, the FA and PA were even designed with interchangeable components. The FA was in the unenviable position of competing head-to-head with EMD’s enormously popular FT and F-series freight cabs, and the FA-1s were not equipped for the battle. They lacked room for a steam generator and required a B-unit or other steam-equipped locomotive, which limited their usefulness as a dual-service diesel. The 1,600 horsepower, 12-cylinder FA-2, introduced in 1950, solved this problem. Despite having to play catch-up to EMD’s head start in the freight cab market, ALCO’s FA-2s competed well. M.T.H. proudly presents the Premier FA-2 ABA set in the unmistakable colors of four new roadnames: Canadian Pacific, New York Central, Pennsylvania, and Union Pacific. These streamlined diesels will bring beautiful power to any layout. Did You Know? The FA was offered with optional passenger gearing and designated FPA, but only Canadian National bought that version.



  • Directionally Controlled Headlights
  • Intricately Detailed ABS Bodies
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
  • (2) Remotely Controlled Proto-Couplers
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Metal Handrails and Decorative Horn
  • (2) Precision Flywheel Equipped Motors In Each A Unit
  • Locomotive Speed Control – Lighted Cab Interior
  • Illuminated Number Boards
  • Lighted Marker Lights
  • Spinning Roof Fans
  • Metal Body Side Grilles
  • (2) Operating Smoke Units
  • (2) Cab Figures In Each A Unit
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • Proto-Sound 2.0 With The Digital Command System
    • Featuring:- Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures:39 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Operates On O-31 Curves


Grade: C-8

Grading Details:
C-10 Mint – Brand New: All original, unused and unblemished.
C-9 Factory New – Brand New: all original, unused, may evidence factory rubs and the slightest evidence of handling, shipping and having been test run at the factory.
C-9 New-Old-Stock: all original, unused, and typically out of production and may evidence factory rubs and shows considerable evidence of handling, shipping and aging.
C-8 Like New: Complete all original. No rust, no missing parts, may show effects of being on display and/or age, may have been run.
C-7 Excellent: All original minute scratches and paint nicks, no rust and no missing parts. No distortion of component parts.
C-6 Very Good: Minor scratches and paint nicks, minor spots of surface rust, free of dents. May have minor parts replaced.
C-5 Good: Sign of play wear with scratches and minor paint loss. Small dents, minor surface rust. Evidence of heavy use.
C-4 Fair: Scratched. Moderate paint loss, dented missing parts, surface rust. Evidence of heavy use.
C-3 Poor: Requires major body repair. Heavily scratched, major rust and missing parts. Restoration candidate.
C-2 Restoration required: Restoration required.
C-1 Junk, parts value only: Junk, parts value only