New Paint Schemes & Road Numbers!

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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).

During this same time-period, ALCO offered a six-axle road-switcher which was more commonly found in the west. The RSD-4/5 was externally very similar to the RS-3, having six-axle trucks as an obvious spotting feature. They produced the same 1,600hp as an RS-3, but offered increased tractive effort due to the use of a larger generator. Many RSD-4/5s were assigned to operate in mountainous territory (with varying degrees of success) on the Southern Pacific, Santa Fe and the Utah Railway.

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Standard MSRP:
$119.95
Atlas Shipping Date:
1st Quarter 2017

Features:

  • 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.
Standard Item# Road Name Road Number
N RS-3 Locomotives
40 002 224 Undecorated -
New Road Numbers!
40 003 040 Boston & Maine (Maroon/Gold) 1535
40 003 041 Boston & Maine (Maroon/Gold) 1542
40 003 042 Canadian Pacific (Maroon/Grey w/Script Lettering) 8439
40 003 043 Canadian Pacific (Maroon/Grey w/Script Lettering) 8452
40 003 044  Canadian Pacific (Maroon/Grey w/Block Lettering) 8448
40 003 045 Great Northern (Green/Orange) 222
40 003 046 Great Northern (Green/Orange) 230
40 003 047 Seaboard Air Line* (Green/Yellow) (Road Name Cancelled) 1641
40 003 048 Seaboard Air Line* (Green/Yellow) (Road Name Cancelled) 1648
40 003 049 New York Central* (Black/Grey) 8235
40 003 050 New York Central* (Black/Grey) 8241
New Paint Schemes!
40 003 051  Pittsburgh & Lake Erie* (Pacemaker Green/Grey) 8353
40 003 052 Pittsburgh & Lake Erie* (Pacemaker Green/Grey) 8356
40 003 053 Jersey Central (Green/Yellow) 1541
40 003 054 Jersey Central (Green/Yellow) 1547
N RSD-4/5 Locomotives
40 002 225 Undecorated -
New Road Numbers!
40 003 055 Santa Fe (Black/Silver "Zebra Stripe") 2101
40 003 056 Santa Fe (Black/Silver "Zebra Stripe") 2105
New Paint Schemes
40 003 057 Chesapeake & Ohio* (Blue/Yellow "Simplified") 5575
40 003 058 Chesapeake & Ohio* (Blue/Yellow "Simplified") 5580
40 003 059 Milwaukee Road (Orange/Black) 573
40 003 060 Milwaukee Road (Orange/Black) 575

*CSX Licensed Product

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