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Atlas Classic HO 10001303 Alco RS-3, Spokane, Portland, and Seattle #84
Atlas Classic HO 10001303 Alco RS-3, Spokane, Portland, and Seattle #84
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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 1,600 hp 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.
Fully Assembled Model
Improved Tooling On Turbo Exhaust Stack
Separately Applied Handrails and Stanchions, Including Separate Drop Step Detail
Factory Installed AccuMate Couplers
Dual Flywheel Equipped Five Pole Skewed Armature Motor For Optimum Performance At All Speeds
Metal Grab Irons
Accurate Painting and Printing
8 Pin Socket For DCC