Atlas HO C424/425 Locomotives

The ALCO C424 model was one of the first “Century-series” locomotives to be produced. Its 16-cylinder 251B-series prime mover produced 2,400-hp, making it a direct competitor to the 2,500-hp GE U25B and EMD GP35 models. A total of 190 units were built between 1963 and 1966 for customers throughout North America, including 53 for roads in the US, 92 for Canada and 45 for Mexico. Erie Lackawanna, Canadian Pacific and National de Mexico purchased some of the largest fleets in their respective countries.

By late 1964 ALCO had determined that an extra 100-hp did make a difference to some customers, and the 2,500-hp C425 model was the result. Improvements over the C424 included a higher capacity main generator, a simplified electrical control system, increased radiator capacity and an upgraded 251C prime mover. The appearance of the body was nearly identical to the C424, with one major exception being the addition of a bulge above the radiator intake grille at the rear of the long hood. A total of 90 units were produced between late 1964 and 1966, all for US roads. The largest purchases were made by Pennsylvania and Spokane Portland & Seattle.

Features:

  • C425 Phase 2 models include cab with either horizontal or vertical headlights per the prototype
  • Models include redesigned “AAR” style truck sideframes with separate brake cylinders and separate bearing cap detail (included when appropriate per the prototype).
  • Directional lighting w/ golden-white LEDs
  • Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
  • Factory-equipped with AccuMate® knuckle couplers
  • Analog version features NMRA 8 pin plug for DCC
  • Separately-applied wire grab irons, ladders, and drop steps
  • Separately-applied marker lenses
  • Improved painting and printing w/painted handrails
  • Two painted crew members

Sound Features for Gold Series:

DCC Operation

  • Supports all DCC-programming modes
  • Flexible mapping of function keys F0 to F28.
  • A total of six DCC function outputs are available
  • Follows all NMRA DCC standards and recommended practices.

Analog (DC) Operation

  • The LokSound Select Dual-Mode decoder allows your Atlas Gold Series locomotive to be used on DC as well as on DCC layouts.
  • Please note that the Atlas Quantum Engineer will NOT operate an Atlas Gold Series locomotive equipped with a LokSound Select decoder on an analog (DC) layout. However, the sound and lighting functions of the LokSound Select decoder in the Atlas Gold Series C424/425 locomotive can be controlled by an easy-to-use basic DCC system
  • Also note that on a DC-powered layout, a DCC and sound equipped locomotive (such as the Atlas Gold Series C424/425) CANNOT be consisted with another locomotive that does not also have both DCC and sound. (This statement does NOT apply to DCC-equipped locomotives operating on a DCC layout.)

Sound Functionality

  • Over 20 sound effects are available, including engine start-up and shutdown, prime mover sounds through all eight notches, bell, air horn, air compressor, dynamic brakes and more.
  • There are 16 user-selectable horns, 2 user-selectable bells, and 2 user-selectable synchronized brake squeals.
  • Manual and Automatic Notching modes with the ability to change modes ”on the fly” are provided for true realism.

Complete Data Sheet

 

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Silver Item# Road Name Road Number Gold Item#
November 2016
Silver MSRP: $149.95 Gold MSRP: $259.95
HO C424 Locomotives
10 000 210 Undecorated - 10 002 548
10 000 212 Undecorated w/o Low Nose Headlight  - 10 002 549
  HO C424 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
10 002 530 Western New York & Pennsylvania (Gray/Black/Yellow) 426 10 002 550
10 002 531 West Chester Railroad (Gray/Black/Yellow) 4213 10 002 551
10 002 532 West Chester Railroad (Gray/Black/Yellow) 4230 10 002 552
HO C424 Phase 3 Locomotives - New Road Numbers!
10 002 533 Delaware & Hudson (Blue/Yellow) 461 10 002 553
10 002 534 Delaware & Hudson (Blue/Yellow) 462 10 002 554
10 002 535 Delaware & Hudson (Blue/Yellow) 463 10 002 555
10 002 536 Reading (Green/Yellow) 5202 10 002 556
10 002 537 Reading (Green/Yellow) 5206 10 002 557
10 002 538 Reading (Green/Yellow) 5210 10 002 558
10 002 539 Belt Railway of Chicago (Gray/Black/Yellow) 600 10 002 559
10 002 540 Belt Railway of Chicago (Gray/Black/Yellow) 603 10 002 560
10 002 541 Belt Railway of Chicago (Gray/Black/Yellow) 604 10 002 561
HO C425 Locomotives
10 000 227 Undecorated Cab w/Standard Headlight - 10 002 562
HO C425 Locomotives - New Road Numbers!
10 002 629 Delaware-Lackawanna (White/Gray/Yellow/Red)) 2423 10 002 631
10 002 630 Delaware-Lackawanna (White/Gray/Yellow/Red)) 2457 10 002 632
HO C425 Locomotives - New Road Numbers!
10 002 542 Chicago & North Western (Green/Yellow) 4255 10 002 563
10 002 543 Chicago & North Western (Green/Yellow) 4257 10 002 564
10 002 544 Chicago & North Western (Green/Yellow) 4258 10 002 565
10 002 545 Spokane, Portland & Seattle (Dark Green/Yellow) 314 10 002 566
10 002 546 Spokane, Portland & Seattle (Dark Green/Yellow) 323 10 002 567
10 002 547 Spokane, Portland & Seattle (Dark Green/Yellow) 325 10 002 568
October 2012
Silver MSRP: $129.95 Gold MSRP: $239.95
HO C424 Locomotives
10 000 211 C424 Phase 2 Undecorated - 10 001 353
10 000 213 C-424 Phase 3 Undecorated - w/low nose H/L - 10 001 355
10 000 215 C-424 Phase 3 Undec. - Late CP Style Rear Hood - 10 001 357
  HO C424 Phase 2 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
10 001 332 Erie Mining (Yellow/Maroon) 7230 10 001 358
10 001 333 Springfield Terminal (Guilford) (Gray/Orange) 70 10 001 359
10 001 334 Springfield Terminal (Guilford) (Gray/Orange) 74 10 001 360
10 001 335 Springfield Terminal (Guilford) (Gray/Orange) 75 10 001 361
10 001 336 Toledo Peoria & Western (Orange/White) 800 10 001 362
10 001 337 Toledo Peoria & Western (Orange/White) 801 10 001 363
HO C424 Phase 3 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
10 001 338 Canadian National (Black/Red "Noodle") 3205 10 001 364
10 001 339 Canadian National (Black/Red "Noodle") 3222 10 001 365
10 001 340 Canadian National (Black/Red "Noodle") 3232 10 001 366
10 001 341 Canadian Pacific
(Red/White, Large Multimark, 8" Stripes)
4208 10 001 367
10 001 342 Canadian Pacific
(Red/White, Large Multimark, 8" Stripes)
4213 10 001 368
10 001 343 Canadian Pacific
(Red/White, Large Multimark, 8" Stripes)
4228 10 001 369
10 001 344 Morristown & Erie (Red/Black/Yellow) 4223 10 001 370
10 001 345 Morristown & Erie (Red/Black/Yellow) 4228 10 001 371
HO C425 Phase 2 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
10 000 228 C425 Phase 2 Undecorated (Cab w/Horizontal H/L) - 10 001 372
10 001 346 Livonia Avon & Lakeville (Black/Yellow) 425 10 001 373
10 001 347 Livonia Avon & Lakeville (Black/Yellow) 428 10 001 374
10 001 348 Morrison Knudsen (Gold/White/Black) 6101 10 001 375
10 001 349 Penn Central (Black/White) 2431 10 001 376
10 001 350 Penn Central (Black/White) 2437 10 001 377
10 001 351 Penn Central (Black/White) 2441 10 001 378
Item# Road Name Road Number
June 2009
Standard MSRP: $124.95
HO C424 Phase 1 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
10 000 210 Undecorated -
10 000 687 Erie Lackawanna (Gray/Maroon/Yellow) 2406
10 000 688 Erie Lackawanna (Gray/Maroon/Yellow) 2408
10 000 689 Erie Lackawanna (Gray/Maroon/Yellow) 2413
HO C424 Phase 2 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
10 000 211 Undecorated -
10 000 690 Norfolk & Western (Black/Yellow) 423
10 000 691 Norfolk & Western (Black/Yellow) 424
10 000 692 Norfolk & Western (Black/Yellow) 425
10 000 693 Minnesota Commercial (Red/White/Black) 313
HO C424 Phase 3 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
10 000 212 Undecorated -
10 000 694 Minnesota Commercial (Red/White/Black) 314
10 000 695 Arkansas & Missouri (Maroon/Yellow) 32
10 000 696 Arkansas & Missouri (Maroon/Yellow) 34
10 000 697 Green Bay & Western (Red/White/Black) 314
HO C425 Phase 1 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
10 000 698 Undecorated w/low nose headlight -
10 000 699 British Columbia Railway
(Two-Tone Green/White/Yellow)
801
10 000 700 British Columbia Railway
(Two-Tone Green/White/Yellow)
803
10 000 701 British Columbia Railway
(Two-Tone Green/White/Yellow)
806
10 000 702 Mohawk Adirondack & Northern
(Two-Tone Green/White ex-BC Rail)
804
10 000 703 Mohawk Adirondack & Northern
(Two-Tone Green/White ex-BC Rail)
806
HO C425 Phase 2 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
10 000 228 Undecorated (cab w/horizontal H/L) -
10 000 704 Lake State Railway (Blue/White) 181
10 000 705 Lake State Railway (Blue/White) 1280
HO C425 Phase 2 Locomotives - New Road Numbers!
10 000 706 New Haven (Black/White/Red) 2551
10 000 707 New Haven (Black/White/Red) 2555
10 000 708 New Haven (Black/White/Red) 2558
November 2007
Standard MSRP: $109.95
HO C424 Phase 3 Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
10 000 213 Undecorated - w/low nose H/L -
10 000 214 Undecorated - Early CP style rear hood -
10 000 215 Undecorated - Late CP style rear hood -
10 000 216   Canadian National (Black/Red/Gray "Stripes") 3210
10 000 217 Canadian National (Black/Red/Gray "Stripes") 3212
10 000 218 Canadian National (Black/Red/Gray "Stripes") 3215
10 000 219 Canadian Pacific Railway
(Maroon/Gray "As Delivered")
4225
10 000 220 Canadian Pacific Railway
(Maroon/Gray "As Delivered")
4231
10 000 221 Canadian Pacific Railway
(Maroon/Gray "As Delivered")
4241
10 000 222 CP Rail (Red/White "Without Logo") 4220
10 000 223 CP Rail (Red/White "Without Logo") 4239
10 000 224 CP Rail (Red/White "Without Logo") 4242
HO C424 Phase 3 Locomotive - Special Editions!
10 000 225 Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (Black/Red/Yellow) 4241
HO C425 Phase 2 Locomotive - New Road Numbers!
10 000 227 Undecorated (Cab w/standard H/L) -
10 000 228 Undecorated (Cab w/horizontal H/L) -
10 000 229 Detroit & Mackinac (Dark Green/Gold/Red) 181
10 000 230 Detroit & Mackinac (Dark Green/Gold/Red) 1280
10 000 231 Spokane Portland & Seattle (Dark Green/Yellow) 313
10 000 232 Spokane Portland & Seattle (Dark Green/Yellow) 324
HO C425 Phase 2 Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
10 000 233 Burlington Northern (Green/Black/White) 4252
10 000 234 Burlington Northern (Green/Black/White) 4257
10 000 235 Burlington Northern (Green/Black/White) 4264
10 000 236 Pennsylvania (Dark Green/Yellow) 2437
10 000 237 Pennsylvania (Dark Green/Yellow) 2439
10 000 238 Pennsylvania (Dark Green/Yellow) 2444
HO C425 Phase 2 Locomotive - Special Edition!
10 000 239 Seminole Gulf (Blue/Orange/Yellow) 550
October 2006
Standard MSRP: $109.95
HO C424 Phase 2 Locomotive - New Road Names!
9330 Undecorated Phase 2 Ver. -
9353 Livonia Avon & Lakeville (Black/Yellow) 424
9354 Livonia Avon & Lakeville (Black/Yellow) 423
9355 Western New York & Pennsylvania (Black/Yellow) 421
9356 NdeM (Dark Green/Red/Yellow) 8100
9357 NdeM (Dark Green/Red/Yellow) 8107
9358 NdeM (Dark Green/Red/Yellow) 8110
HO C425 Phase 2 Locomotive - New Model!
9381 Undecorated cab w/horizontal headlight -
9382 Chicago & North Western† (Green/Yellow) 401
9383 Chicago & North Western† (Green/Yellow) 403
9384 Chicago & North Western† (Green/Yellow) 404
9385 Conrail (Blue/White) 2429
9386 Conrail (Blue/White) 2435
9387 Conrail (Blue/White) 2439
9388 Detroit & Mackinac (Dark Green/Gold/Red) 281
9389 Detroit & Mackinac (Dark Green/Gold/Red) 381
9390 New Haven (Black/Orange/White) 2550
9391 New Haven (Black/Orange/White) 2554
9392 New Haven (Black/Orange/White) 2559
9393 Spokane Portland & Seattle (Dark Green/Yellow) 312
9394 Spokane Portland & Seattle (Dark Green/Yellow) 315
9395 Spokane Portland & Seattle (Dark Green/Yellow) 321
June 2005
Standard MSRP: $99.95
HO C-424 Phase 1 Locomotives
9300 Undecorated (Phase 1)  
9307 Conrail (Blue/White) 2492
9308 Green Bay & Western (Red/White/Black) 319
9309 Green Bay & Western (Red/White/Black) 321
9310 Green Bay & Western (Red/White/Black) No#
HO C-424 Phase 2 Locomotives
9330 Undecorated (Phase 2)  
9350 Maine Central (Guilford) (Gray/Orange) 453
9351 Maine Central (Guilford) (Gray/Orange) 454
9352 Maine Central (Guilford) (Gray/Orange) No#
HO C-424 Phase 3 Locomotives
9400 Undecorated (Phase 3)  
9404 Apache (Green/White) 97
9405 Apache (Green/White) 98
9406 Apache (Green/White) 99
HO C-425 Phase 1 Locomotives
9360 Undecorated (Phase 1)  
9373 Delaware-Lackawanna (Gray/Maroon/Yellow) 2452
9374 Delaware-Lackawanna (Gray/Maroon/Yellow) 2461
9375 Erie Lackawanna (Gray/Maroon/Yellow) 2451
9376 Erie Lackawanna (Gray/Maroon/Yellow) 2455
9377 Erie Lackawanna (Gray/Maroon/Yellow) No#
9378 Pennsylvania (Dark Green/Black) 2416
9379 Pennsylvania (Dark Green/Black) 2421
9380 Pennsylvania (Dark Green/Black) No#
July 2003
Standard MSRP: $99.95
HO C-424 PHASE 1 Locomotive
9300 UNDECORATED   
9304 ERIE LACKAWANNA (Black/Yellow) 2404
9305 ERIE LACKAWANNA (Black/Yellow) 2411
9306 ERIE LACKAWANNA (Black/Yellow) No #
HO C-424 PHASE 2 Locomotive
9330 UNDECORATED  
9339 DELAWARE & HUDSON (Blue/Yellow) 452
9340 DELAWARE & HUDSON (Blue/Yellow) 455
9341 DELAWARE & HUDSON (Blue/Yellow) No #
9342 SPOKANE, PORTLAND & SEATTLE (Green/Yellow)  304
9343 SPOKANE, PORTLAND & SEATTLE (Green/Yellow)  306
9344 SPOKANE, PORTLAND & SEATTLE (Green/Yellow)  No #
9345 TOLEDO, PEORIA & WESTERN (Pullman Green/Gold) 800
9346 TOLEDO, PEORIA & WESTERN (Pullman Green/Gold) 801
9347 WABASH (Blue/Yellow) B902
9348 WABASH (Blue/Yellow) B905
9349 WABASH (Blue/Yellow) No #
HO C-424 PHASE 3 Locomotive
9400 UNDECORATED   
9401 BELT RAILWAY OF CHICAGO (Black/Gray/Yellow) 602
9402 BELT RAILWAY OF CHICAGO (Black/Gray/Yellow) 605
9403 BELT RAILWAY OF CHICAGO (Black/Gray/Yellow) No #
HO C-425 PHASE 1 Locomotive
9360 UNDECORATED  
9370 NORFOLK & WESTERN (Black/White) 1002
9371 NORFOLK & WESTERN (Black/White) 1005
9372 NORFOLK & WESTERN (Black/White) No #
July 2002
Standard MSRP: $99.95
HO C-424 PHASE 1 Locomotive
9300 UNDECORATED   
9301 READING (Green/Yellow) 5201
9302 READING (Green/Yellow) 5207
9303 READING (Green/Yellow) No #
HO C-424 PHASE 2 Locomotive
9330 UNDECORATED  
9331 BURLINGTON NORTHERN (Green/Black) 4241
9332 BURLINGTON NORTHERN (Green/Black) 4246
9333 BURLINGTON NORTHERN (Green/Black) No #
9334 GREEN BAY & WESTERN (Red/Gray)  312
9335 GREEN BAY & WESTERN (Red/Gray)  313
9336 GREEN BAY & WESTERN (Red/Gray)  No #
9337 MORRISTOWN & ERIE (Red/Black) 18
9338 MORRISTOWN & ERIE (Red/Black) 19
HO C-425 PHASE 1 Locomotive
9360 UNDECORATED No #
9361 PENN CENTRAL (Black/White) 2418
9362 PENN CENTRAL (Black/White) 2419
9363 PENN CENTRAL (Black/White) No #
9364 NORFOLK & WESTERN (Black/Gold) 1003
9365 NORFOLK & WESTERN (Black/Gold) 1004
9366 NORFOLK & WESTERN (Black/Gold) No #
9367 ERIE LACKAWANNA (Gray/Maroon/Yellow) 2454
9368 ERIE LACKAWANNA (Gray/Maroon/Yellow) 2462
9369 ERIE LACKAWANNA (Gray/Maroon/Yellow) No #