New Paint Schemes & Road Numbers!


Well over 1,300 RS-3 road-switcher locomotives were built by ALCO between 1950 and 1956. It can be considered one of the most successful four-axle diesel road-switchers ever produced by the builder. These 1,600hp locomotives were powered by an ALCO 244 V-12 engine which was complimented by rugged GE electrical components. The RS-3 was truly a versatile locomotive. It could be found in virtually every type of service from passenger and commuter runs to heavy-haul and local freight assignments. Original owners of the RS-3 tended to be in the eastern and central regions of the US (with heavier concentrations in the northeast and southeast).
Standard MSRP:
Estimated Delivery:
April 2008


  • Golden-white LEDs
  • Directional lighting
  • Separately-applied painted handrails (where appropriate)
  • Blackened metal wheels
  • Scale Speed™ motor
  • Factory-installed AccuMate® magnetic knuckle couplers
  • Accurate painting and printing

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

(HO models, technical artwork and models from previous run shown)

Standard Item# Road Name Road Number
N RS-3 Locomotive - New Road Numbers!
42000 Undecorated -
42062 Burlington Northern (Green/Black) 4056
42063 Burlington Northern (Green/Black) 4064
N RS-3 Locomotive - New Paint Schemes! 
42064 Green Bay & Western (Red/Grey/Black) 305
42065 Green Bay & Western (Red/Grey/Black) 307
42066 Jersey Central (Red/White) (Coast Guard Scheme) 1540
42067 Jersey Central (Red/White) (Coast Guard Scheme) 1546
42068 Lehigh & Hudson River (Green/Yellow) 4
42069 Lehigh & Hudson River (Green/Yellow) 11
42070 Long Island (Grey/Orange) 1551
42071 Long Island (Grey/Orange) 1555
42072 Ontario Northland (Orange/Blue) 1306
42073 Ontario Northland (Orange/Blue) 1308
42074 Rock Island (Maroon/Silver) 455
42075 Rock Island (Maroon/Silver) 458
42076 Rutland (Green/Yellow) 205
42077 Rutland (Green/Yellow) 208
42078 Spokane, Portland & Seattle (Brown/Yellow) 66
42079 Spokane, Portland & Seattle (Brown/Yellow) 79

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