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(ALP 45D Locomotive)

(Cab Car)


(Trailer w/Toilet)


ALP-45DP Prototype: (Click heading to expand and contract)

The ALP-45DP is a “dual mode” locomotive, capable of drawing power from either overhead electrical wires or its own pair of 12-cylinder Caterpillar diesel engines. These flexible locomotives were designed to provide a one-seat commute from NJ TRANSIT’s various diesel-only lines into the electrified territory that leads to New York City’s Penn Station. This fulfills the requirement of not operating diesels through the North River Tunnels and within the subterranean Penn Station complex.  Produced by Bombardier Transportation in Kassel, Germany, the first ALP-45DP locomotive entered service on NJ TRANSIT on May 30, 2012. 

NJ TRANSIT’s 35 ALP-45DP locomotives are commonly seen on commuter trains traversing the Morristown Line, Montclair-Boonton Line, Raritan Valley Line, and North Jersey Coast Line. These lines do not have overhead electrical wires for their entire length, necessitating a change of power source somewhere en-route. Previously, locomotives or entire trainsets would have to be changed, inconveniencing riders. The ALP-45DP alleviates this need, performing the switch from diesel to electric power (or vice versa) in just under two minutes during a routine station stop.

Multi-level Cab Car Prototype:

Concurrent with its purchase of ALP-45DP locomotives, NJ TRANSIT also purchased 62 multi-level cab cars from Bombardier Transportation. These cab cars are used on the opposite end of the train from the ALP-45DP locomotive to facilitate “push-pull” operations, where the engineer in the cab car can control the locomotive pushing from the other end of the train. A cab car provides an engineer with all of the same controls as a locomotive cab, allowing the train to reverse direction without turning around. Cab cars also include all standard locomotive safety features, such as a horn and bell.

The multi-levels’ fixed 2-2 seating arrangement provides ample legroom and maximizes passenger comfort while increasing capacity. All of NJ TRANSIT’s cab cars also include toilets. NJ TRANSIT’s multi-level cab cars have a capacity of 127 commuters (approximately 17% more than its single-level counterpart, the Comet V). These cars routinely operate over most routes on both the Hoboken and Newark Divisions of NJ TRANSIT, carrying over 300,000 commuters daily to and from destinations all over New Jersey and into New York’s busy Penn Station.

Multi-level Trailer Coach Prototype:

In addition to its multi-level cab cars, NJ TRANSIT operates an additional 367 multi-level trailer coaches without cabs. Ninety-nine of these cars include a toilet and have a passenger seating capacity of 132 commuters. The remaining 268 trailer cars do not have a toilet, and feature seating for 142 passengers. The multi-level trailer cars are always operated in matching sets (with a multi-level cab car on one end and a locomotive on the other), and these cars carry commuters over 2.2 billion miles every year.

Approximately 20 multi-level trailer cars on NJ TRANSIT are adorned with one of four vinyl wraps promoting railroad safety. These models feature crisp lettering and designs created directly from the prototype’s original artwork.

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ALP-45DP Silver MSRP: $169.95
Multi-level Cab Car MSRP: $99.95
Multi-level Trailer MSRP: $84.95
Multi-level Trailer (Safety Slogan) MSRP: $89.95
Modern Commuter Cab & Trailer
3-Pack MSRP:
Modern Commuter Train Set MSRP: $354.85
Estimated Delivery:
4th Quarter 2016
Order Deadline: July 11, 2016
ALP-45DP Features:
  • Designed from prototype drawings and field research with the cooperation of NJ TRANSIT
  • Illuminated directional LED headlight/ditchlights and red marker lights
  • Pantograph (non-functioning) can be positioned up or down
  • Five pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
  • Factory-applied railings, air horn, and antenna details
  • Grab irons packed separately for customer application (includes drilling template)
  • Equipped with Kadee® metal couplers

Silver version includes:

  • 21-pin socket for DCC (decoder ready)
  • Available space for speaker

Gold version includes:

  • ESU LokSound decoder, supporting all DCC programming modes
  • Flexible mapping of function keys F0 to F28
  • A total of six DCC function outputs
  • Follows all NMRA DCC standards and recommended practices
Multi-level Cab Car Features:
  • Designed from prototype drawings and field research with the cooperation of NJ TRANSIT
  • Illuminated directional LED headlight/ditchlights and red marker lights
  • Interior includes seat details and LED illumination
  • 21-pin plug for DCC (first HO scale cab car model to include this feature!)
  • Provision for mounting a speaker
  • Separately applied air horn, antenna, lift lugs, end barriers, and rubber diaphragms
  • Free-rolling metal wheels
  • Equipped with Kadee® metal couplers
Multi-level Trailer Cars Features:
  • Designed from prototype drawings and field research with the cooperation of NJ TRANSIT
  • Interior includes seat details and LED illumination
  • Separately applied lift lugs, end barriers, and rubber diaphragms
  • Free-rolling metal wheels
  • Equipped with Kadee® metal couplers

Kadee® is a registered trademark of Kadee Quality Products Co. ownership.

22" or higher track radius is required to run these cars.

Silver Item# Road Name Road Number Gold Item#
HO ALP-45DP Locomotive
10 002 499 NJ Transit 4502 10 002 503
10 002 500 NJ Transit 4515 10 002 504
10 002 501 NJ Transit 4527 10 002 505
10 002 502 NJ Transit 4532 10 002 506
Item# Road Name Road Number
HO Multi-level Cab Car
20 004 109 NJ TRANSIT 7001
20 004 110 NJ TRANSIT 7012
20 004 111 NJ TRANSIT 7029
20 004 112 NJ TRANSIT 7045
HO Multi-level Trailer (w/Toilet)
20 004 113 NJ TRANSIT 7201
20 004 114 NJ TRANSIT 7224
20 004 115 NJ TRANSIT 7249
20 004 116 NJ TRANSIT 7277
HO Multi-level Trailer
 20 004 117 NJ TRANSIT 7510
20 004 118 NJ TRANSIT 7527
20 004 119 NJ TRANSIT 7538
20 004 120 NJ TRANSIT 7544
20 004 121 NJ TRANSIT 7555
20 004 122 NJ TRANSIT 7570
20 004 123 NJ TRANSIT 7582
20 004 124 NJ TRANSIT 7594
20 004 125 NJ TRANSIT 7612
20 004 126 NJ TRANSIT 7626
20 004 127 NJ TRANSIT 7660
20 004 128 NJ TRANSIT 7675
HO Multi-level Trailer - Safety Slogan
20 004 129 NJ TRANSIT "Stop & Look Both Ways" 7638
20 004 130  NJ TRANSIT "Watch The Gap" 7640
20 004 131 NJ TRANSIT "Trains Can't Stop Quickly" 7580
20 004 132 NJ TRANSIT "Always Expect A Train" 7283
HO Modern Commuter Cab Car & Trailer 3-Pack
20 004 139 NJ TRANSIT
(Cab Car 7004, Trailer 7550, Trailer w/Toilet 7218)
HO Modern Commuter Train Set
80 000 000  NJ TRANSIT
(ALP-45DP Loco 4510, Cab Car 7005, Trailer 7561)
Item # Description MSRP

HO Commuter Train True-Track® Starter Set

This HO Code 83 track pack is specially made using 22 inch radius True-Track®, which allows easy operation of larger trains like the Atlas HO Modern Commuter Train. It includes an oval of sixteen curved sections, six straight sections, a straight rerailer, and a straight terminal section.


Products bearing NJ TRANSIT marks are made under a trademark license from NJ TRANSIT.


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