1503575212055 - Atlas Ho 10002885 Silver Series Alco Rs-11 Diesel Locomotive, Missouri Pacific #4611 (Dcc Ready) - Rj's Trains

Atlas HO 10002885 Silver Series ALCO RS-11 Diesel Locomotive, Missouri Pacific #4611 (DCC Ready)

Regular price $159.99 Sale price $119.99


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.

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.