Atlas HO 10002885 Silver Series ALCO RS-11 Diesel Locomotive, Missouri Pacific #4611 (DCC Ready)
You will receive road #4611
The first RS-11s were produced by Alco in early 1956. This locomotive, classified by Alco as model DL-701, was their replacement for the very popular RS-3 road-switcher. Featuring a V-12, 1,800hp 251B diesel engine, the RS-11 was Alco's answer to EMD's very successful GP9. The turbocharged RS-11 accelerated faster, had a higher tractive effort rating and typically used less fuel than the competition. It was also quite versatile and could be found in heavy haul freight as well as passenger service.
The largest owner of RS-11's was Norfolk & Western which purchased a total of 99 units (an additional 35 were added to the fleet after the merger with Nickel Plate). Other major purchasers included Northern Pacific, Pennsylvania and Southern Pacific, all of whom placed repeat orders. With approximately 426 units built for the US and Mexico over 8 years of production, the RS-11 was successful for Alco in that it provided ongoing competition for EMD's popular road-switchers. A few examples of this model are still in service today and can be found working for various shortlines in the US.
Features: DCC READY Golden-white LEDs Realistic die-cast mainframe Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds Directional lighting Factory-equipped with AccuMate knuckle couplers Separately-applied wire grab irons MU hoses and coupler cut bars Two painted crew members NMRA 8-pin plug for DCC
Note: These are just amazing RS-11 Engines. Very nice detail. They really look great. we sold the two SP Engines to a club member and they just ran beautifully. Atlas does a some amazing work at an affordable price.