Monday, July 29, 2013
American Z Line has showcased a number of new products during the 2013 National Train Show in Atlanta.
AZL announced two new cars for their passenger car series. The first is Pullman Heavyweight 3-2 observation cars. These will be available winter of 2013/2014. They are planned to be released in Pullman green, Pullman two-tone, PRR, SP, C&NW, Southern, NYC, UP, L&N, Wabash, GN, D&RGW, ATSF and Milwaukee. Additionally, AZL will be offering Heavyweight RPOs. No release date as been announced.
Samples of ACF “Whale Belly” 33k gallon LPG tank cars were shown. These will be available winter of 2013/2014.
A M109 self propelled howitzer was shown. This is AZL first venture into military loads. It will be released with RTTX 89′ flat cars.
Shells for the F3A and F7s were on display. No release date has been announced.
AZL displayed their impending new releases of GP7s, GP9s and SD70 series of locomotives.
Four new GP7s were displayed. These were Rio Grande, WP, ATSF and Burlington.
Four GP9s were previewed. The GP9 is all new tooling. The roads shown were NYC, MP, Milwaukee Rd and SP.
Look for prototype specific details on these locomotives such as torpedo tubes, dynamic/non-dynamic brake fans, horn placement and skirting.
The new run of SD70Ms and SD75i were on display. AZL is bringing back the UP ‘flag’ SD70M with flared radiators. Also coming back is the BNSF SD75i in heritage 2 colors. New to the line will be ATSF, SP, NS (flared radiators), CSX (dark future), CSX in gray (not shown) and Susquehanna.
Finally, AZL showed their all new SD70s with standard cabs. On display were IC, CN, NS and Conrail.
We are anticipating releasing the GP7s and SD70s beginning in August 2013 if all expected shipments arrive as planned.
Category: AZL News