New Paint Schemes!

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The first RS-11s were produced by Alco in early 1956. This locomotive, classified by Alco as model DL-701, was their replacement for the very popular RS-3 road-switcher. Featuring a V-12, 1,800hp 251B diesel engine, the RS-11 was Alco’s answer to EMD’s very successful GP9. The turbocharged RS-11 accelerated faster, had a higher tractive effort rating and typically used less fuel than the competition. It was also quite versatile and could be found in heavy haul freight as well as passenger service.

The largest owner of RS-11s was Norfolk & Western which purchased a total of 99 units (an additional 35 were added to the fleet after the merger with Nickel Plate). Other major purchasers included Northern Pacific, Pennsylvania and Southern Pacific, all of whom placed repeat orders. With approximately 426 units built for the US and Mexico over 8 years of production, the RS-11 was successful for Alco in that it provided ongoing competition for EMD’s popular road-switchers. A few examples of this model are still in service today and can be found working for various shortlines in the US.

Standard MSRP:
Decoder-Equipped MSRP: $164.95
Estimated Delivery:
April 2011


  • Full pilots
  • AccuMate® couplers
  • Golden-white LEDs
  • Separate handrails and side sill
  • Correct wheelbase
  • Available DCC Ready & DCC Equipped

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

Standard Item# Road Name Road Number DCC Item#
N RS-11 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
42600 Undecorated - -
42657 Chicago & North Western yellow/green 4251 42744
42658 GVT Rail Systems (DLWR) (White/Grey/Yellow) 1804 42745
42659 GVT Rail Systems (FRR) (White/Grey/Yellow) 1802 42746
42662 Lehigh Valley (Maroon/Yellow) 7641 42749
42663 Lehigh Valley (Maroon/Yellow) 7648 42750
42664 NdeM (Green/Red) 7201 42751
42665 NdeM (Green/Red) 7209 42752
42666 New York Central* (Black/White) 8003 42753
42667 New York Central* (Black/White) 8006 42754
42668 Penn Central (Black/White) 7626 42755
42669 Penn Central (Black/White) 7628 42756
42670 Seaboard Air Line* (Light Green/Yellow) 100 42757
42671 Seaboard Air Line* (Light Green/Yellow) 101 42758
42672 Green Bay Western (Red/Grey/Black) 309 42759
N RS-11 Locomotives - New Road Numbers!
42673 Southern Pacific
(Black/Orange/Silver "Black Widow")
5724 42760
42674 Southern Pacific
(Black/Orange/Silver "Black Widow")
5729 42761
*CSX Licensed Product †Union Pacific Licensed Product
Products bearing C&NW & Southern Pacific marks are made under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company.

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