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The DL-109

American Locomotive Company

In their never ending quest to perfect a viable passenger diesel, the American Locomotive Company developed the DL-103 through DL-109 A units and the B unit DL-110. The A units are all very similar in carbody, but the design evolved rapidly, thus receiving a new catalog number with practically each order. Of the B unit DL-110s, only 4 were built: three for the Southern Railway and one for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe.


Although sales have proven disappointing and the earlier models have teething problems, these have to be considered one of the most successful of Alco's large A-1-A + A-1-A passenger units.

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