Atlas HO H15-44/16-44 Locomotives

In the late 1940s, the design team at Fairbanks-Morse (FM) set out to develop an 8-cylinder 1,500-horsepower all-purpose road switcher using their opposed-piston diesel engine design. By September 1947 FM had produced the first H15-44 locomotive in the form of Demonstrator “FM 1500”. The hood-unit style body included distinctive features such as slightly sloped ends, rounded corners, oval cab-side windows and a raised, rounded headlight base on each end.

The first purchaser of the H15-44 was Monon, who quickly bought both the demonstrator and the second unit built in December 1947. Three units were then built for Rio Grande before additional demonstrators were produced later in 1948. Before production ended in mid-1949, a total of 35 units had been built, with Jersey Central owning the most units (14 total).

By 1950 other builders had increased the horsepower of their competing road switchers, and FM responded with the 8-cylinder 1,600-horsepower H16-44 model. The earliest units were externally very similar to the previous H15-44. MKT 1591 was initially ordered as an H15-44, but was upgraded to 1,600hp during production.

The first true production H16-44s were ordered by Jersey Central. Several large railroads purchased this model, including Santa Fe, New York Central, Southern and Pennsylvania. A total of 99 units would be produced before production of the “phase I” version ended in December 1952. FM continued to produce H16-44s with phase II and III body styles through 1963.

Our model represents the “phase I” body style of both the H15-44 and H16-44 that was produced between 1947 and 1952. Options include FM or AAR truck side frames, high or low-mounted headlights, early or late-production phase 1 hoods and a removable fuel tank skirt.

Features:

  • Bi-directional red and green LED marker lamps that work in DCC and analog mode
  • Realistic die-cast underframe
  • Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
  • Directional lighting
  • Factory-equipped with AccuMate® knuckle couplers
  • Painted crew figures
  • Separately-installed scale windshield wipers and fine scale handrails
  • Separately-applied coupler cut levers and trainline hoses
  • Separately-applied fuel tank skirt as appropriate by railroad
  • Etched metal radiator grilles
  • AAR-B or FM-style truck sideframes as appropriate by railroad
  • Gold version will be sound equipped

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Item# Road Name Road Number
April 2014
Silver Series MSRP: $159.95 Gold Series MSRP: $269.95
HO H16-44 Locomotive (Early Body) - New Road Numbers!
Atlas Master® Silver Series
10 001 601 Undecorated H15/16-44
(Early Body & Cab, w/Sill Mounted Handrails)
-
10 001 602 New Haven 590
10 001 603 New Haven 592
10 001 604 New Haven 593
HO H16-44 Locomotive (Early Body) - New Paint Schemes!
Atlas Master® Silver Series
10 001 605 New York Central* 7000
10 001 606 New York Central* 7003
10 001 607 New York Central* 7011
10 001 608 Southern 2150
10 001 609 Southern 2152
10 001 610 Southern 2153
HO H16-44 Locomotive (Late Body) - New Road Numbers!!
Atlas Master® Silver Series
10 001 611 Undecorated H15/16-44
(Late Body/Square Window Cab, w/Body & Sill Mounted Handrails)
-
10 001 612 Santa Fe 3010
10 001 613 Santa Fe 3013
10 001 614 Santa Fe 3017
HO H16-44 Locomotive (Late Body) - New Paint Schemes!
Atlas Master® Silver Series
10 001 615 Chihuahua al Pacifico 526
10 001 616 Chihuahua al Pacifico 529
10 001 617 Chihuahua al Pacifico 531
10 001 618 Erie Lackawanna (DL&W Transition) 1930
10 001 619 Erie Lackawanna (DL&W Transition) 1934
10 001 621 MKT** (Late Repaint) 158
10 001 622 MKT** (Late Repaint) 159
10 001 623 MKT** (Late Repaint) 160
HO H16-44 Locomotive (Early Body) - New Road Numbers!
Atlas Master® Gold Series
10 001 624 Undecorated H15/16-44
(Early Body & Cab, w/Sill Mounted Handrails)
-
10 001 625 New Haven 590
10 001 626 New Haven 592
10 001 627 New Haven 593
HO H16-44 Locomotive (Early Body) - New Paint Schemes!
Atlas Master® Gold Series
10 001 628 New York Central* 7000
10 001 629 New York Central* 7003
10 001 630 New York Central* 7011
10 001 631 Southern 2150
10 001 632 Southern 2152
10 001 633 Southern 2153
HO H16-44 Locomotive (Late Body) - New Road Numbers!!
Atlas Master® Gold Series
10 001 634 Undecorated H15/16-44
(Late Body/Square Window Cab, w/Body & Sill Mounted Handrails)
-
10 001 635 Santa Fe 3010
10 001 636 Santa Fe 3013
10 001 637 Santa Fe 3017
HO H16-44 Locomotive (Late Body) - New Paint Schemes!
Atlas Master® Gold Series
10 001 638 Chihuahua al Pacifico 526
10 001 639 Chihuahua al Pacifico 529
10 001 640 Chihuahua al Pacifico 531
10 001 641 Erie Lackawanna (DL&W Transition) 1930
10 001 642 Erie Lackawanna (DL&W Transition) 1934
10 001 644 MKT** (Late Repaint) 158
10 001 645 MKT** (Late Repaint) 159
10 001 646 MKT** (Late Repaint) 160
*CSX Licensed Product
**MKT model will feature round window cab.
Products bearing Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Company (MKT) marks are made under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company.
October 2008
Standard MSRP: $149.95
HO H16-44 Locomotive - New Road Numbers!
(Early Body & Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails)
9500 Undecorated H15/16-44 -
9592 Akron Canton & Youngstown (Yellow/Black/Silver) 201
9593 Akron Canton & Youngstown (Yellow/Black/Silver) 202
HO H15-44 Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
(Early Body & Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails)
9594   Kansas City Southern (Black/White) 40
9595   Kansas City Southern (Black/White) 41
9596 Jersey Central (Green/Yellow) (CRR Co. Herald) 1501
9597 Jersey Central (Green/Yellow) (CRR Co. Herald) 1503
HO H16-44 Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
(Undecorated - Early Body & Cab, w/Sill Mounted Handrails)
9518 Undecorated H15/16-44 -
9598 New Haven (Green/Orange "Full Balloon") 597
9599 New Haven (Green/Orange "Full Balloon") 598
HO H16-44 Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
(Early Body/Square Window Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails)
9519 Undecorated H15/16-44 -
9686 Baltimore & Ohio* (Blue/Yellow) 6700
9687 Baltimore & Ohio* (Blue/Yellow) 6701
HO H16-44 Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
(Late Body/Square Window Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails)
9521 Undecorated H15/16-44 -
9688 Erie Lackawanna€ (Black/Yellow "Lackawanna") 1930
9689 Erie Lackawanna€ (Black/Yellow "Lackawanna") 1932
9690 Erie Lackawanna€ (Black/Yellow "Lackawanna") 1935
9691 Milwaukee Road¥ (Black/Orange) 402
9692 Milwaukee Road¥ (Black/Orange) 404
9693 Milwaukee Road¥ (Black/Orange) 406
*CSX Licensed Product
€ Lackawanna units will also incluide sill-mounted handrails.
¥ Paint scheme accurate for MILW "phase 1a" H16-44s which included different features than our "phase 1" model.
September 2006
Standard MSRP: $149.95
HO H15/16-44 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
(Early Body & Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails)
9500 H15/16-44 Undecorated - Early Body & Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails -
9576 FM Demonstrator (Two-Tone Green) 1500
9577 FM Demonstrator (Two-Tone Green) 1502
9578 FM Demonstrator (Two-Tone Green) 1503
9579 Long Island (Grey/Brunswick Green/Red) 1505
9580 Long Island (Grey/Brunswick Green/Red) 1507
9581 Long Island (Grey/Brunswick Green/Red) 1509
HO H15/16-44 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
(Early Body & Cab, w/Body & Sill Handrails)
9518 H15/16-44 Undecorated - Early Body & Cab, w/Body & Sill Handrails -
9582 Central of Georgia (Pullman Green/Gold) 102
9583 Central of Georgia (Pullman Green/Gold) 105
9584 Rio Grande† (Black/Aspen Gold ) 150
9585 Rio Grande† (Black/Aspen Gold ) 151
9586 Rio Grande† (Black/Aspen Gold ) 152
HO H16-44 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
(Early Body/Square Window Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails)
9519 H16-44 Undecorated - Early Body/Square Window Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails -
9587 Penn Central (Black/White) 5158
HO H16-44 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
(Late Body/Square Window Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails)
9521 H16-44 Undecorated - Late Body/Square Window Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails -
9588 Erie Lackawanna** (Grey/Maroon/Yellow) 1934
HO H16-44 Locomotives - New Road Numbers!
(Late Body/Square Window Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails)
9589 Santa Fe (Black/Silver "Zebra Stripes") 3010
9590 Santa Fe (Black/Silver "Zebra Stripes") 3012
9591 Santa Fe (Black/Silver "Zebra Stripes") 3017
January 2005
Standard MSRP: $149.95
HO H15-44 Locomotives (Early Body & Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails)
9500 Undecorated - Early Body & Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails (H15/16-44)  
9560 Rock Island (Red/Black/White) "Rockets" Scheme 400
9561 Rock Island (Red/Black/White) "Rockets" Scheme 401
HO H16-44 Locomotives (Early Body & Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails)
9562 Union Pacific†(Yellow/Gray/Red) 1340
9563 Union Pacific† (Yellow/Gray/Red) 1341
9564 Union Pacific† (Yellow/Gray/Red) No#
HO H16-44 Locomotives (Early Body & Cab, w/Sill Mounted Handrails)
9518 Undecorated - Early Body & Cab, w/Sill Mounted Handrails (H15/16-44)  
9565 New York Central* (Black/White) "Script Logo" 7009
9566 New York Central* (Black/White) "Script Logo" 7010
9567 New York Central* (Black/White) "Script Logo" No#
HO H16-44 Locomotives (Early Body, Square Window Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails)
9519 Undecorated - Early Body/Square Window Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails  
9568 Baltimore & Ohio* (Blue/Gold) 906
9569 Baltimore & Ohio* (Blue/Gold) 907
9570 Pennsylvania (Dark Green/Gold) 8808
9571 Pennsylvania (Dark Green/Gold) 8814
9572 Pennsylvania (Dark Green/Gold) No#
HO H16-44 Locomotives - (Early Body/Square Window Cab, w/Body & Sill Mounted Handrails) (no undec offered)
9573 Southern (Green/Imitation Aluminum/Gold) 6547
9574 Southern (Green/Imitation Aluminum/Gold) 6549
9575 Southern (Green/Imitation Aluminum/Gold) No#
February 2004
Standard MSRP: $149.95
H15-44 Locomotives-Early Body & Cab w/Body Mounted Handrails
9500 Undecorated (H15/16-44)  
9539 Akron Canton & Youngstown (Yellow/Black/Silver) 200
9540 Jersey Central "Stripes" (Green/Yellow) 1506
9541 Jersey Central "Stripes" (Green/Yellow) 1510
9542 Jersey Central "Stripes" (Green/Yellow) No #
9543 MKT (Red/Yellow/Gray) 1591
9544 Monon (Black/Gold) 45
9545 Monon (Black/Gold) 46
H15-44 Locomotives-Early Body & Cab w/Body Mounted Handrails
9518 Undecorated (H15/16-44)  
9546 Long Island (Gray/Orange) 1504
9547 Long Island (Gray/Orange) 1508
9548 Long Island (Gray/Orange) No #
9549 MKT (Red/Yellow/Gray) 1733
9550 MKT (Red/Yellow/Gray) No #
9551 New Haven (Black/Orange) 591
9552 New Haven (Black/Orange) 598
9553 New Haven (Black/Orange) No #
9554 Santa Fe (Blue/Yellow) 3007
9555 Santa Fe (Blue/Yellow) 3011
9556 Santa Fe (Blue/Yellow) No #
H15-44 Locomotives-Early Body & Cab w/Body Mounted Handrails
9557 Erie-Lackawanna (Black/Yellow) 1932
9558 Erie-Lackawanna (Black/Yellow) 1935
9559 Erie-Lackawanna (Black/Yellow) No #
May 2003
Standard MSRP: $149.95
HO H15-44-Early Body & Cab, W/Body Mounted Handrails
9500 UNDECORATED H15/16-44   
9522 KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN (Brunswick Green/Red/Yellow) 40
9523 KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN (Brunswick Green/Red/Yellow) 41
9524 RIO GRANDE (Black/Yellow) 150
9525 RIO GRANDE (Black/Yellow) 151
9526 RIO GRANDE (Black/Yellow) 152
HO H15-44-Early Body & Cab, W/Sill Mounted Handrails
9518 UNDECORATED H15/16-44   
9527 NEW HAVEN (Green/Orange) 594
9528 NEW HAVEN (Green/Orange) 596
9529 NEW HAVEN (Green/Orange) No #
HO H16-44-Early Body & Square Window Cab, W/Body Mounted Handrails
9519 UNDECORATED (H16-44)  
9530 PENNSYLVANIA (Brunswick Green/Gold) 8807
9531 PENNSYLVANIA (Brunswick Green/Gold) 8809
9532 PENNSYLVANIA (Brunswick Green/Gold) No #
HO H16-44-Early Body & Square Window Cab, W/Sill Mounted Handrails
9520 UNDECORATED (H16-44)  
9533 SOUTHERN (Black/Imitation Aluminum/Gold) 2147
9534 SOUTHERN (Black/Imitation Aluminum/Gold) 2151
9535 SOUTHERN (Black/Imitation Aluminum/Gold) No #
HO H16-44-Late Body & Square Window Cab, W/Body Mounted Handrails
9521 UNDECORATED (H16-44)  
9536 LACKAWANNA (Black/Yellow) 930
9537 LACKAWANNA (Black/Yellow) 934
9538 LACKAWANNA (Black/Yellow) No #
August 2002
Standard MSRP: $149.95
HO H15-44
9500 UNDECORATED H15/16-44 (Early "Loewy" body & cab w/ body mounted handrails)  
9501 CENTRAL OF GEORGIA (Blue/Gray/Orange) 101
9502 CENTRAL OF GEORGIA(Blue/Gray/Orange) 104
9503 CENTRAL OF GEORGIA (Blue/Gray/Orange) No #
9504 JERSEY CENTRAL (Blue/Orange) 1506
9505 JERSEY CENTRAL(Blue/Orange) 1507
9506 JERSEY CENTRAL (Blue/Orange) No #
9507 ROCK ISLAND (Black/Red/Silver) 400
9508 ROCK ISLAND (Black/Red/Silver) 401
9509 UNION PACIFIC (Yellow/Gray/Red) D.S. 1325
9510 UNION PACIFIC (Yellow/Gray/Red) D.S. 1328
9511 UNION PACIFIC (Yellow/Gray/Red) No #
HO H16-44
9512 NEW YORK CENTRAL(Black/Gray/White) 7002
9513 NEW YORK CENTRAL (Black/Gray/White) 7004
9514 NEW YORK CENTRAL (Black/Gray/White) No #
9515 SANTA FE (Black/Silver) 2803
9516 SANTA FE (Black/Silver) 2804
9517 SANTA FE (Black/Silver) No #
9518 UNDECORATED H15/16-44 (Early "Loewy" body & cab w/ sill mounted handrails)