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Southern Pacific ALCo S-2

The RMC article listed below by Tony Thompson gives quite a detailed history of these units, and the paint schemes they wore. So as it is a recent and still available article, I'll suggest you get that to use as a reference to detailing a model.


  • N Scale:
    • Atlas?
  • HO Scale:
    • Atlas.
    • AHM.
  • O Scale:
    • ?


  • Railroad Model Craftsman May 1988 page 54. - Modeling a Tiger Striped S2.
  • Model Railroader July 1974 page 36 - Painting SP Diesel Switchers.
  • MR Diesel Cyclopedia Vol.2 page 40 - Plans for an S2.
  • Railroad Modeler Sept. 1974 page 46 - Know your Diesel - no SP, but lots of pics.

SP S2 Prototype Page

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