New Haven enthusiasts might like the new LC+ New Haven FA AA smoking diesels. Here they are pulling Williams New Haven passenger cars around Yankee Stadium:
The video shows the smoke units producing plenty of smoke in both the powered and non-powered A units.
I ordered these FA diesels from a local hobby shop in February. The store owner anticipated receiving them in November, but was surprised to receive them from Lionel 2 days ago. I bought these FA units today, and ran them for the first time this evening. So far I'm very pleased with these trains especially because, although not cheap, they don't break the bank.
Buyer beware. My brand new LC+ New Haven FA (in the 2018 Lionel catalogue) is not a great puller. I'm not sure why. Maybe because it is not that heavy, maybe because it has only 1 motor, maybe because only one of the 2 motors in the powered unit is working.
I will have my train doctor, Dennis, who is brilliant mechanically, take a look at it, and then let you folks know, so stay tuned.
In the meantime I will have it pull modern light weight freight cars. In its present condition it cannot pull post war operating cars.