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D IESElS, ONE-DETAl l-AT-A-TIME

ALCO C420 AS LEHIGH VALLEY 401 AND 409
P hotos from the col lecti on of Louis A . M arre
T he parts, paint and decals you' l l need to recreate this full-size diesel in m iniature from Atlas models in HO scale or N scale. There's an index of a l l previous "One-Detail-At-A-Time" a rticles on our website at www.railmodeljournal.com/

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w as able to sell a d i s propor

has been popular w i th modelers as has the Cornel l Red scheme, even i f t he Le high Valley was not their "home" road. The Lehigh Val ley purchased 407 and 409 as part of n umber series 404-4 1 5 i n 1 964. I t i s rare that w e can locate photos of the right and left sides of the same locomotive. The photo of the engi neer' s side of 409 was taken at New Haven, I nd i ana on October 1 0, J 9 72 and the

tionate nu mber of their diesels

fi reman ' s s i de at Lehighton, New York on March 5, 1 972. The photo of the engi neer's side of 407 was taken at B i nghamton, New York on M ay 27, 1 974 and the aerial v i ew at Sayre, New York on July 7 , 1 974. There ' s a "One Detail-At-A-Time" article on the Ako C628 as Lehigh Val ley 626 and 628 in the Janu ary 2000 i ssue of " The

to roads i n their own state, so

it's no surprise that the Lehigh Valley

was one of their better customers. The Leh igh Val l ey bought the newest Alco "Century" locomotives i n both fou r-axle and si x-axle versions, inc luding a dozen of these 2,000-horsepower C420 diesels. The gray and yel low LV paint scheme

Jour-

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