Atlas HO RS-1 Locomotive

The RS-1 was introduced by ALCO in March of 1941 with the delivery of the first of two units to the Rock Island. Combining the accessibility of a switching locomotive and the higher-speed tracking of a road unit, the RS-1 started a revolution in locomotive design that was soon embraced by all of the major diesel-electric builders. Despite ALCO's own introduction of higher horsepower roadswitchers, the 1,000 h.p. RS-1 had a production span of 19 years (1941-1960) with 623 units.

Features:

  • Retooled die-cast metal chassis and fine scale handrails
  • Golden White LEDs
  • DCC/Sound version available with LokSound decoder
  • Separately-applied wire grab irons, coupler cut bars, trainline hoses and lift rings
  • Accurate painting and printing
  • AccuMate® couplers
  • Realistic die-cast mainframe
  • Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual-flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
  • Directional lighting

    Note: Undecorated version comes with both friction bearing and roller bearing truck sideframes

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 RS-1 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 RS-1) 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#
June 2018
Silver Undec MSRP: $159.95 Gold Undec MSRP: $269.95
Silver MSRP: $174.95 Gold MSRP: $284.95
HO RS-1 Locomotive
10 001 432 Undecorated - 10 001 447
New Paint Schemes!
10 002 990 Green Mountain (Green/Yellow) 400 10 003 005
10 002 991 Green Mountain (Green/Yellow) 401 10 003 006
10 002 992 Long Island (Gray/Orange) 467 10 003 007
10 002 993 Long Island (Gray/Orange) 469 10 003 008
10 002 994 Morristown & Erie Red/White 15 10 003 009
New Road Numbers!
10 002 988 Amtrak (Silver/Red/White/Blue) 46 10 003 003
10 002 989 Amtrak (Silver/Red/White/Blue) 47 10 003 004
10 003 150 Milwaukee Road (Orange/Black) 873 10 003 152
10 003 151 Milwaukee Road (Orange/Black) 874 10 003 153
10 002 995 Pennsylvania (Pullman Green/Yellow) 5639 10 003 010
10 002 996 Pennsylvania (Pullman Green/Yellow) 5640 10 003 011
10 002 997 Santa Fe (Blue/Yellow) 2395 10 003 012
10 002 998 Santa Fe (Blue/Yellow) 2399 10 003 013
10 002 999 Susquehanna (Yellow/Black) 238 10 003 014
10 003 000 Susquehanna (Yellow/Black) 240 10 003 015
Back by Popular Demand!
10 003 002 Green Mountain (Green/Yellow) 405 10 003 017
July 2015
Silver MSRP: $159.95 Gold MSRP: $269.95
HO RS-1 Locomotive
10 001 432 Undecorated - 10 001 447
New Road Numbers!
10 002 098 Chicago & Eastern Illinois (Blue/Orange) 115 10 002 115
10 002 099 Chicago & Eastern Illinois (Blue/Orange) 117 10 002 116
10 002 100 Long Island (Gray/Orange) 463 10 002 117
10 002 101 Long Island (Gray/Orange) 469 10 002 118
10 002 102 Northern Pacific (Black/Yellow/Red) 800 10 002 119
10 002 103 Northern Pacific (Black/Yellow/Red) 802 10 002 120
10 002 104 Rutland (Green/Yellow) 403 10 002 121 
10 002 105 Rutland (Green/Yellow) 405 10 002 122
New Paint Schemes!
10 002 106 Susquehanna (Silver/Black) 230 10 002 123
10 002 107 Susquehanna (Silver/Black) 232 10 002 124
10 002 108 Susquehanna (Silver/Green/Black) 244 10 002 125
10 002 109 Akron Canton & Youngstown (Yellow/Black) 102 10 002 126
10 002 110 Minneapolis & St. Louis (Green/Yellow/Gray) (post-1956 #) 232 10 002 127
10 002 111 Minneapolis & St. Louis (Green/Yellow/Gray) (pre-1956 #) 949 10 002 128
10 002 112 Minneapolis & St. Louis (Green/Yellow/Gray) (pre-1956 #) 1149 10 002 129
10 002 113 Spokane Portland & Seattle
(Dark Green/Yellow)
52 10 002 130
10 002 114 Spokane Portland & Seattle
(Dark Green/Yellow)
55 10 002 131
January 2013
Silver MSRP: $149.95 Gold MSRP: $259.95
HO RS-1 Locomotive
10 001 432 Undecorated - 10 001 447 
10 001 433 Milwaukee Road (Orange/Black) 870 10 001 448
10 001 434 Milwaukee Road (Orange/Black) 871 10 001 449
10 001 435     N de M (Green/Red/Yellow) 5631 10 001 450
10 001 436   N de M (Green/Red/Yellow) 5645 10 001 451
10 001 437 New Haven (Hunter Green/Warm Orange) 0660 10 001 452
10 001 438 New Haven (Hunter Green/Warm Orange) 0669 10 001 453
10 001 439      New York Central* (Two-Tone Gray/Black) 8100 10 001 454
10 001 440      New York Central* (Two-Tone Gray/Black) 8102 10 001 455
10 001 441    Soo Line (Maroon/Gold) 100 10 001 456
10 001 442    Soo Line (Maroon/Gold) 105 10 001 457
10 001 443 Spokane International (Yellow/Gray/Red) 1216 10 001 458
10 001 444 Spokane International (Yellow/Gray/Red) 1218 10 001 459
10 001 445 Tidewater Southern (Yellow/Gray/Red) 746 10 001 460
10 001 446 Tidewater Southern (Yellow/Gray/Red) 747 10 001 461
Item# Road Name Road Number
September 2008
Standard MSRP: $139.95
HO RS-1 Locomotive - New Road Numbers!
7100 Undecorated (FB/RB Trucks) -
7157 Santa Fe (Black/Silver) 2394
7158 Santa Fe (Black/Silver) 2395
  HO RS-1 Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
7159 Chicago & Western Indiana (Green/Yelllow) 253
7160 Chicago & Western Indiana (Green/Yelllow) 252
7161 Gulf Mobile & Ohio (Maroon/Red/Yellow) 1123
7162 Gulf Mobile & Ohio (Maroon/Red/Yellow) 1125
7163 Lake Superior & Ishpeming (Black/Yellow/Red) 1001
7164 Lake Superior & Ishpeming (Black/Yellow/Red) 1002
7165 Lake Erie Franklin & Clarion (Black/Yelllow) 20
7169 Lake Erie Franklin & Clarion (Black/Yelllow) 21
7166 Livonia Avon & Lakeville (Black/Yelllow) 20
7167 Washington Terminal (Blue/White) 44
7168 Washington Terminal (Blue/White) 46
March 2007
Standard MSRP: $104.95
HO RS-1 Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
7100 Undecorated (FB/RB Trucks) -
7141 Chattahoochee Industrial (White w/Red/Blue Logo) 38
7142 Chattahoochee Industrial (White w/Red/Blue Logo) 97
7143   Duluth South Shore & Atlantic (Green/Yellow/Red) 101
7144   Duluth South Shore & Atlantic (Green/Yellow/Red) 105
7145 Frisco (Black/Yellow) 101
7146 Frisco (Black/Yellow) 111
7147 Genesee & Wyoming (Orange/Black) 30
7148 Genesee & Wyoming (Orange/Black) 43
7149 Illinois Terminal (Black/White) 753
7150 Illinois Terminal (Black/White) 755
7151 Minneapolis & St. Louis (Blue/Gray/Yellow) 546
7152 Minneapolis & St. Louis (Blue/Gray/Yellow) 244
7153 New York Central* (Black/White) 9909
7154 New York Central* (Black/White) 9910
HO RS-1 Locomotive - New Road Numbers!
7155 Pennsylvania (Dark Green/Yellow) 8857
7156 Pennsylvania (Dark Green/Yellow) 8858
May 2005
Standard MSRP: $99.95
HO RS-1 Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
7100 Undecorated  
7127 Ann Arbor (Blue/White/Black) 20
7128 Ann Arbor (Blue/White/Black) 21
7129 Baltimore & Ohio* (Blue/Yellow)   9185
7130 Baltimore & Ohio* (Blue/Yellow) 9186
7131 Black River & Western (Green/Black/Yellow) 57
7132 Black River & Western (Green/Black/Yellow) 211
7133 Illinois Terminal (Green/Yellow) 752
7134 Illinois Terminal (Green/Yellow) 756
7135 Jersey Central (Green/Yellow) 1200
7136 Jersey Central (Green/Yellow) 1202
7137 Pennsylvania (Brunswick Green/Yellow) 9921
7138 Pennsylvania (Brunswick Green/Yellow) 9923
7139 Spokane International (Black/Red/Yellow) 204
7140 Spokane International (Black/Red/Yellow) 205
December 2003
Standard MSRP: $99.95
HO RS-1 Locomotive
7100 Undecorated (w/ friction-bearing & roller-bearing trucks)  
7114 Green Mountain (Green/Yellow)* 405
7115 Long Island (Gray/Orange) 464
7116 Long Island (Gray/Orange) 466
7117 New Haven (Black/Orange)* 0664
7118 New Haven (Black/Orange)* 0668
7119 Rock Island (Maroon w/Silver trucks) 742
7120 Rock Island (Maroon w/Silver trucks) 744
7121 Soo Line (Red/White) 350
7122 Soo Line (Red/White) 352
7123 Susquehanna (Maroon/Gray) 246
7124 Susquehanna (Maroon/Gray) 250
7125 Tidewater Southern (Green/Orange) 746
7126 Tidewater Southern (Green/Orange) 747
April 2003
Standard MSRP: $99.95
HO ALCO RS-1 LOCOMOTIVES
7100 Undecorated  
7101 Chicago & Northwestern (Green/Yellow) 212
7102 Chicago & Northwestern (Green/Yellow) 222
7103 Great Northern (Orange/Green/Black) 182
7104 Great Northern (Orange/Green/Black) 184
7105 Morristown & Erie (Red/Blue/Yellow) 15
7106 New Haven (Orange/Green) 0661
7107 New Haven (Orange/Green) 0665
7108 Rock Island (Black/Red/Silver) 735
7109 Rock Island (Black/Red/Silver) 739
7110 Santa Fe (Blue/Yellow) 2397
7111 Santa Fe (Blue/Yellow) 2398