N Scale .. Atlas 40003086 .. Rutland RS-1 .. Road Number 403
The ALCO RS-1 was a 4-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by Alco-GE between 1941 and 1953 and the American Locomotive Company from 1953 to 1960. The Montreal Locomotive Works built three RS-1s in 1954. This model has the distinction of having the longest production run of any diesel locomotive for the North American market. The RS-1 was in production for 19 years from the first unit Rock Island #748 in March 1941 to the last unit National of Mexico #5663 in March 1960.
The hood unit configuration of the RS-1 pioneered the road switcher type of diesel locomotive, beginning the move away from the carbody units which were the standard design for road diesel locomotives before then. Most North American locomotives built since have followed this basic design. In 1940, the Rock Island Railroad approached ALCO about building a locomotive for both road and switching service.
• Powered low friction drive
• Blackened metal wheels, dual brass flywheels
• Directional lighting
• Golden-White LEDs
• AccuMate® knuckle couplers. (Please note that the N scale RS-1 will not have DCC ready frames.)
AccuMate® couplers are made under license from AccuRail, Inc
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Updated 2-1-2018, 3-1-2018, 3-1-2018