Fa-2

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  1. Triplex

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    Alco built 395 FA-2s and 227 FB-2s between 1950 and 1956.

    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=115564

    http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/ln/ln306.jpg

    The FA-2 is 2 feet longer than its predecessor, the FA-1. This is not necessarily obvious, but the differences in the side grilles are. Note the two horizontal lines running the length of the grille, not unlike those on late F3s or F7s. Also note that the vertical-slit section is now near the back instead of at the very back, and that it is noticeably recessed.