New Paint Schemes & Road Numbers!

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ALCO built a total of 131 Century 420 locomotives between 1963 and 1969, when the builder ceased all new locomotive production.

Powered by a 12-cylinder, turbocharged, 2,000-hp 251-series prime mover, the C420’s direct competitor in 1963 was the EMD GP18. In fact, EMD did not offer a 12-cylinder, 2,000-hp prime mover until the GP39 model was produced in 1969. The shorter 12-cylinder engine block allowed the C420 to have its distinctive set-back cab and extended short hood.

The first road to purchase the C420 was the Lehigh & Hudson River, with its first two units built in 1963. The largest fleet was purchased by the Long Island Railroad, with 30 units built between 1963 and 1968. All were equipped with a high short hood which housed a steam generator for passenger service. Over time, the largest fleet of C420s was amassed by the Louisville & Nashville. While only 26 units were purchased new, their total fleet grew to well over 60 units through mergers and acquisitions. The C420 can still be found in daily service today in the US. Currently the largest fleet of C420s is operated by the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad. This run of Atlas C420 Locomotives feature Phase 2 versions, featuring both Low & High Nose models. Early phase 2 locomotives feature phase 1-style walkways/sills with stanchions mounted into the top walkway deck (referred to as “Phase 2a” models). Later phase 2 locomotives feature a revised configuration where the stanchions are mounted to the sides of the sill (referred to as “Phase 2b” models). Phase 2a production ran from December 1964 through September 1965. Phase 2b units were produced from December 1965 through the end of C420 locomotive production in August 1968.

Atlas Master™ Silver Series MSRP:
$159.95
Atlas Master™ Gold Series MSRP: $269.95
Estimated Delivery:
3rd Quarter 2015

Features:

  • Newly redesigned AAR type B truck sideframes with optional bearing covers
  • Flat or “step” pilots used where appropriate
  • Long hood with or without dynamic brake detail used where appropriate
  • 3,100 gallon fuel tank
  • Long Island Railroad units will feature correct air horn placement and include smoke deflectors for the long hood

Additional Features:

  • Separately-applied scale detail parts include: windshield wipers, metal grab irons, coupler cut levers, multiple-unit hoses, train line hoses, fine scale handrails, drop steps, cab sun shades and more!
  • See through step detail on sill
  • Etched metal radiator walkway
  • Painted crew members
  • Factory-equipped with AccuMate® knuckle couplers
  • Coupler pocket designed to accept AccuMate® Proto-couplers
  • Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
  • Directional lighting with golden-white LEDs

Atlas Master™ Series Silver Additional Features:

  • NMRA 8-pin plug for DCC (Decoder-ready)

Atlas Master™ Series Gold Additional Features:

  • Sound Equipped

AccuMate® couplers are made under license from AccuRail, Inc.

Item# Road Name Road Number
HO C420 Ph.2A Low Nose Locomotive
Atlas Master Series Silver - (Without Decoder and Sound) [DCC Ready]
10 001 973  Undecorated (w/o nose light, w/ DB)  -
New Paint Scheme!
10 001 974 Seaboard Coast Line*† (Black/Yellow) 1215
10 001 975 Seaboard Coast Line*† (Black/Yellow) 1224
10 001 976 Seaboard Coast Line*† (Black/Yellow) 1236
HO C420 Ph.2B Low Nose Locomotive
Atlas Master Series Silver - (Without Decoder and Sound) [DCC Ready]
10 001 977 Undecorated (w/o nose light, w/ DB)  -
New Road Numbers!
10 001 978 Lehigh & Hudson River† (Gray/Blue) 23
10 001 979 Lehigh & Hudson River† (Gray/Blue) 28
New Paint Schemes!
 10 001 980 Cuyahoga Valley Scenic† (Black/Yellow/Red) 365
10 001 981 Guilford (Delaware & Hudson) (Gray/Orange) 420
10 001 982 Tennessee Central (Black/White) 400
10 001 983 Tennessee Central (Black/White) 401
HO C420 Ph.2A High Nose Locomotive
Atlas Master Series Silver - (Without Decoder and Sound) [DCC Ready]
10 001 984 Undecorated (w/ DB) -
New Paint Schemes!
10 001 985 Norfolk & Western† (Black/Yellow) 413
10 001 986 Norfolk & Western† (Black/Yellow) 417
10 001 987 Norfolk & Western (w/NW)† (Black/White) 415
10 001 988 Norfolk & Western (w/NW)† (Black/White) 416
HO C420 Ph.2B High Nose Locomotive
Atlas Master Series Silver - (Without Decoder and Sound) [DCC Ready]
10 001 989 Undecorated (w/ DB) -
New Paint Schemes!
10 001 990  Long Island (Blue/White "Wave") 224
10 001 991 Long Island (Blue/White "Wave") 226
10 001 992 Long Island (Blue/White "Wave") 229
10 001 993 Long Island (Blue/White/Red "Wave") 222
10 001 994 Long Island (Blue/White/Red "Wave") 225
10 001 995 Long Island (Blue/White/Red "Wave") 227
10 001 996 Louisville & Nashville* (Gray/Yellow) 1318
10 001 997 Louisville & Nashville* (Gray/Yellow) 1319
*CSX Licensed Product †includes dynamic brake detail

 

Item# Road Name Road Number
HO C420 Ph.2A Low Nose Locomotive
Atlas Master Series Gold - (Sound & DCC Equipped)
10 001 998 Undecorated (w/o nose light, w/ DB)  -
New Paint Scheme!
10 001 999 Seaboard Coast Line*† (Black/Yellow) 1215
10 011 000 Seaboard Coast Line*† (Black/Yellow) 1224
10 011 001 Seaboard Coast Line*† (Black/Yellow) 1236
HO C420 Ph.2B Low Nose Locomotive
Atlas Master Series Gold - (Sound & DCC Equipped)
10 011 002 Undecorated (w/o nose light, w/ DB)  -
New Road Numbers!
10 011 003 Lehigh & Hudson River† (Gray/Blue) 23
10 011 004 Lehigh & Hudson River† (Gray/Blue) 28
New Paint Schemes!
10 011 005 Cuyahoga Valley Scenic† (Black/Yellow/Red) 365
10 011 006 Guilford (Delaware & Hudson) (Gray/Orange) 420
10 011 007 Tennessee Central (Black/White) 400
10 011 008 Tennessee Central (Black/White) 401
HO C420 Ph.2A High Nose Locomotive
Atlas Master Series Gold - (Sound & DCC Equipped)
10 011 009 Undecorated (w/ DB) -
New Paint Schemes!
10 011 010 Norfolk & Western† (Black/Yellow) 413
10 011 011 Norfolk & Western† (Black/Yellow) 417
10 011 012 Norfolk & Western (w/NW)† (Black/White) 415
10 011 013 Norfolk & Western (w/NW)† (Black/White) 416
HO C420 Ph.2B High Nose Locomotive
Atlas Master Series Gold - (Sound & DCC Equipped)
10 011 014 Undecorated (w/ DB) -
New Paint Schemes!
10 011 015 Long Island (Blue/White "Wave") 224
10 011 016 Long Island (Blue/White "Wave") 226
10 011 017 Long Island (Blue/White "Wave") 229
10 011 018 Long Island (Blue/White/Red "Wave") 222
10 011 019 Long Island (Blue/White/Red "Wave") 225
10 011 020 Long Island (Blue/White/Red "Wave") 227
10 011 021 Louisville & Nashville* (Gray/Yellow) 1318
10 011 022 Louisville & Nashville* (Gray/Yellow) 1319
*CSX Licensed Product †includes dynamic brake detail



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