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New Paint Schemes & Road Numbers!

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Standard MSRP: $129.95
Limited Edition MSRP: $139.95
Undecorated MSRP: $119.95
Arrival Date: December 17, 2014

Designated as a “DL721” by ALCo, the 2,000hp RS-32 was intended to compete with EMD’s GP20 and GE’s U25B locomotives. Only 35 units were produced, with 25 units ordered by New York Central in 1961 and 10 units by Southern Pacific in 1962. New York Central’s RS-32s were commonly seen in both road and local freight assignments. Southern Pacific’s units were initially used in road service, but later settled into local freight service in San Francisco’s “commute” territory. Here they were sometimes called upon to rescue stalled commuter trains. They later migrated across the system, ending their SP careers in Texas during the late 1970s with various other ALCo models.

Designated as a “DL701” by ALCo, the 1,800hp RS-36 was only slightly more successful than the RS32, with a total of 40 units produced between 1961 and 1963. Interestingly the DL701 designation was also used for the RS-11 locomotive, and this has been the cause of some confusion when tallying fleet rosters. The largest purchaser of RS36s was Delaware & Hudson with a total of 12 units. These units served the D&H well, operating in road and local freight service through the 1980s. A few units even lasted into the 1990s holding yard and local assignments, serving their original owner for nearly 30 years. Norfolk & Western eventually amassed a larger fleet than the D&H, with the acquisition of Nickel Plate’s 11 units, giving N&W a total fleet of 17 units (some with high short hoods). Other original owners included Tennessee Central, Apache, Atlantic & Danville and Chicago & North Western (single unit order).

Given their very low production numbers, it is interesting to note that a handful of RS-32 and RS-36 locomotives can still be found in service today on a few US shortlines and tourist railroads.

Background on National Locomotive Company #1800:

In the late 1970s a locomotive rebuilding operation was based out of the Morristown & Erie Railroad’s shop in Morristown , NJ . Various Southern Pacific and Norfolk & Western Alco RS-11, RS-32 and RS-36 models were purchased with the intent to rebuild for resale or lease. The experiment was not successful and most locomotives were scrapped before entering service. It is believed that only one locomotive was fully repainted before scrapping. NALCO #1800 was painted into an M&E-inspired red and blue paint scheme and operated for a very short time before falling victim to continual mechanical and electrical problems.

Features:

  • The Atlas Trainman® low nose RS-32 / RS-36 model uses the same smooth-running drive as our Atlas Classic RS-11 locomotive. This model will come with or without dynamic brakes as appropriate per road name.
  • NMRA 8-pin plug for DCC
  • True scale dimensions with accurate details
  • Separately applied hand rails and end railings
  • Locating dimples for grab irons
  • Directional lighting
  • Realistic die-cast underframes
  • Equipped with AccuMate® Couplers

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

Item# Road Name Road Number
Atlas HO RS-32 Locomotive
10 001 502 Undecorated w/o DB  -
10 001 503  Undecorated w/ DB -
Limited Edition!
10 001 506 Genesee Valley * (White/Gray/Red/Yellow) 2035
New Paint Scheme!
10 001 507  Conrail (Black/White) 2024
10 001 508 Conrail (Black/White) 2031
New Road Numbers!
10 001 509 Southern Pacific (Red/Gray) 4001
10 001 510 Southern Pacific (Red/Gray) 4008
Atlas HO RS-36 Locomotive
10 001 504 Undecorated w/ DB -
10 001 505 Undecorated w/o DB -
New Paint Schemes!
10 001 511 Apache Railway (Green/White) 800
10 001 512 Apache Railway (Green/White) 900
10 001 513  Delaware & Hudson (Blue/Gray "Lightning Stripe") 5016
10 001 514 Delaware & Hudson (Blue/Gray "Lightning Stripe") 5020
10 001 515  Lehigh Valley† (Red/Black) 401
10 001 516 Lehigh Valley† (Red/Black) 403
10 001 517 Louisville & Nashville* (Gray/Yellow) 910
10 001 518 Louisville & Nashville* (Gray/Yellow) 912
  5th Run - November 2010  
Atlas HO RS-32 Locomotive - New Road Numbers!
8380 Undecorated w/o DB -
10 000 942 Penn Central (Black/White) 2025
10 000 943 Penn Central (Black/White) 2035
Atlas HO RS-36 Locomotive - New Road Numbers!
8381 Undecorated w/ DB¥ -
8391 Undecorated w/o DB -
10 000 944 Tennessee Central (Black/White) 303
10 000 945 Tennessee Central (Black/White) 304
Atlas HO RS-36 Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
10 000 946 Apache Railway¥ (Red/Silver) 700
10 000 947 Apache Railway¥ (Red/Silver) 800
10 000 948 Apache Railway¥ (Red/Silver) 900
10 000 949 Nickel Plate Road (Black/Yellow) 866
10 000 950 Nickel Plate Road (Black/Yellow) 870
10 000 951 Nickel Plate Road (Black/Yellow) 873
10 000 952 Norfolk Franklin & Danville (Black/White) 1
10 000 953 Norfolk Franklin & Danville (Black/White) 2
10 000 954 National Locomotive (Red/Blue/Yellow) 1800
  4th Run - October 2009  
Atlas HO RS-32 Locomotive - New Road Numbers!
8380 Undecorated w/o DB -
8390 Undecorated w/ DB¥ -
10 000 566 New York Central* (Black "Simplified Scheme") 2023
10 000 567 New York Central* (Black "Simplified Scheme") 2038
10 000 568 Southern Pacific¥ (Grey/Scarlet) 7302
10 000 569 Southern Pacific¥ (Grey/Scarlet) 7307
Atlas HO RS-32 Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
10 000 572 Chicago & North Western (Green/Safety Yellow) 4246
10 000 573 Chicago & North Western (Green/Safety Yellow) 4248
Atlas HO RS-36 Locomotive - New Road Numbers!
8381 Undecorated w/ DB¥ -
8391 Undecorated w/o DB  
10 000 570 Norfolk & Western (Blue/Yellow) 2869
10 000 571 Norfolk & Western (Blue/Yellow) 2871
Atlas HO RS-36 Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
10 000 575 Family Lines (L&N)* (Gray/Red/Yellow) 911
10 000 576 Family Lines (L&N)* (Gray/Red/Yellow) 913
10 000 578 Lehigh Valley¥† (Red/Yellow) 400
10 000 579 Lehigh Valley¥† (Red/Yellow) 402
10 000 580 National de Mexico¥† (Green/Red/Yellow) 7219
10 000 581 National de Mexico¥† (Green/Red/Yellow) 7236
Atlas HO RS-36 Locomotive - Limited Edition!
10 000 574 Delaware & Hudson¥ (Blue/Yellow "Large D&H") 5015
10 000 577 Iowa Interstate¥(Red/Black) 900
3rd Run - October 2008
Atlas HO RS-32 Locomotive - New Road Numbers!
8380 Undecorated w/o DB -
8390 Undecorated w/ DB¥ -
8382 B Chicago & North Western (Green/Yellow) 4243
8383 B Chicago & North Western (Green/Yellow) 4249
8386 B New York Central* (Black/White) 8038
8387 B New York Central* (Black/White) 8042
8388 B Southern Pacific¥ (Grey/Scarlet) 4002
8389 B Southern Pacific¥ (Grey/Scarlet) 4007
Atlas HO RS-32 Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
10 000 298 Penn Central (Black/White) 2027
10 000 299 Penn Central (Black/White) 2033
10 000 300 Arkansas & Missouri (Maroon/Yellow/Blue) 30
10 000 301 Arkansas & Missouri (Maroon/Yellow/Blue) 42
Atlas HO RS-36 Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
8381 Undecorated w/ DB¥ -
8391 Undecorated w/o DB -
10 000 302 Atlantic & Danville (Black/White) 1
10 000 303 Atlantic & Danville (Black/White) 2
10 000 396 Delaware & Hudson¥ (Blue/Gray) 5016
10 000 304 Delaware & Hudson¥ (Blue/Gray) 5023
2nd Run - August 2007
Atlas HO RS-32 Locomotive - New Paint Scheme!
August 2007
8380 Undecorated w/o Dynamic Brakes -
8392 A New York Central* (Black "Simplified Scheme") 2030
8393 A New York Central* (Black "Simplified Scheme")
2034
Atlas HO RS-36 Locomotive - New Road Numbers!
August 2007
8381 Undecorated w/Dynamic Brakes -
8391 Undecorated w/o Dynamic Brakes -
8384 B Delaware & Hudson¥ (Blue/Gray "Lightning Stripe")
5018
8385 B Delaware & Hudson¥ (Blue/Gray "Lightning Stripe")
5022
Atlas HO RS-36 Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
August 2007
8394 A Louisville & Nashville* (Grey/Yellow "Late Scheme") 911
8395 A Louisville & Nashville* (Grey/Yellow "Late Scheme") 914
8396 A Norfolk & Western (Blue/Yellow) 2865
8397 A Norfolk & Western (Blue/Yellow) 2873
8398 A Tennessee Central* (Black/White) 301
8399 A Tennessee Central* (Black/White) 302
1st Run - December 2006
Atlas HO RS-32 Locomotive - New Model!
Now Available
8380  Undecorated RS-32 w/o Dynamic Brakes
-
8382  Chicago & North Western(Green/Yellow)** 4242
8383  Chicago & North Western(Green/Yellow)** 4247
8386 New York Central* (Black/White)** 8036
8387  New York Central* (Black/White)** 8040
8388 Southern Pacific¥ (Grey/Scarlet)  4000
8389 Southern Pacific¥ (Grey/Scarlet)  4005
Atlas HO RS-36 Locomotive - New Model!
Now Available
8381 Undecorated RS-36 w/ Dynamic Brakes
-
8384  Delaware & Hudson¥ (Blue/Gray "Lightning Stripe") 5012
8385   Delaware & Hudson¥ (Blue/Gray "Lightning Stripe") 5014
*CSX Licensed Product
Products bearing Southern Pacific and Chicago North Western marks are made under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company.
**Model without dynamic brakes ¥Model with dynamic brakes
† Low nose RS-11 represented by low-nose RS-36 locomotive

 

 

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