Atlas HO RS-11 Locomotive

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/Sound version available with LokSound decoder
  • 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

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-11 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-11) 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.

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Silver Item# Road Name Road Number Gold Item#
February 2018
Silver MSRP: $159.95 Gold MSRP: $269.95
HO RS-11 Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
10 002 132 Undecorated - 10 002 148
10 002 870 Apache (Red/White/Blue) 902 10 002 886
10 002 871 Apache (Red/White/Blue) 903 10 002 887
10 002 872 Nickel Plate Road (Broad Stripes) (Black/Yellow) 573 10 002 888
10 002 873 Nickel Plate Road (Broad Stripes) (Black/Yellow) 575 10 002 889
10 002 874 Delaware & Hudson (Large Numbers) (Blue/Gray/Yellow) 5000 10 002 890
10 002 875 Delaware & Hudson (Large Numbers) (Blue/Gray/Yellow) 5005 10 002 891
10 002 876 Norfolk & Western (Blue "Half Moon" Scheme) (Blue/Yellow) 396 10 002 892
10 002 877 Norfolk & Western (Blue "Half Moon" Scheme) (Blue/Yellow) 405 10 002 893
10 002 878 CR ex-PC Patch (Black/White) 7627 10 002 894
10 002 879 CR ex-PC Patch (Black/White) 7634 10 002 895
10 002 880 California Western (Maroon/Red/Yellow) 61 10 002 896
10 002 881 California Western (Maroon/Red/Yellow) 62 10 002 897
New Road Numbers!
10 002 882 Southern Pacific (Gray/Scarlet) 2916 10 002 898
10 002 883 Southern Pacific (Gray/Scarlet) 2925 10 002 899
10 002 884 Missouri Pacific (Blue/Gray) 4606 10 002 900
10 002 885 Missouri Pacific (Blue/Gray) 4611 10 002 901
September 2016
Silver MSRP: $159.95 Gold MSRP: $269.95
HO RS-11 Locomotive - New Road Numbers!
10 002 132 Undecorated (w/D/B) - 10 002 148
10 002 133 Burlington Northern (Green/Black/White) 4180 10 002 149
10 002 134 Burlington Northern (Green/Black/White) 4183 10 002 150
10 002 135 Delaware & Hudson (Blue/Gray/Yellow) 5004 10 002 151
10 002 136 Delaware & Hudson (Blue/Gray/Yellow) 5005 10 002 152
10 002 137 New Haven (Black/Orange/White) 1405 10 002 153
10 002 138 New Haven (Black/Orange/White) 1412 10 002 154
10 002 139 Southern Pacific (Black/Silver) 5724 10 002 155
10 002 140 Southern Pacific (Black/Silver) 5729 10 002 156
New Paint Schemes!
10 002 141 Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific (Orange/White) 3600 10 002 157
10 002 142 Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific (Orange/White) 3614 10 002 158
10 002 143 Erie Mining (Brown/Orange/Yellow) 300 10 002 159
10 002 144 Erie Mining (Brown/Orange/Yellow) 309 10 002 160
10 002 145 Winchester & Western (Black/Yellow) 351 10 002 161
10 002 146 Winchester & Western (Black/Yellow) 605 10 002 162
10 002 147 Winchester & Western (Black/Yellow) 863 10 002 163
Item# Road Name Road Number
September 2011
MSRP: $129.95
HO RS-11 Locomotive - New Road Numbers!
20 001 222 Undecorated (w/D/B) -
20 001 223 Nickel Plate Road (Black/Yellow) 856
20 001 224 Nickel Plate Road (Black/Yellow) 861
20 001 225 Nickel Plate Road (Black/Yellow) 864
20 001 226 Seaboard Coast Line* (Black/Yellow) 1202
20 001 227 Seaboard Coast Line* (Black/Yellow) 1206
New Paint Schemes!
20 001 228 Central Vermont (Black/Red) 3609
20 001 229 Central Vermont (Black/Red) 3613
20 001 230 Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific (Black/Red) 3601
20 001 231 Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific (Black/Red) 3604
20 001 232 N de M (Green/Red) 7201
20 001 233 N de M (Green/Red) 7209
20 001 234 Northern Pacific (Black/Yellow) 907
20 001 235 Northern Pacific (Black/Yellow) 910
20 001 236 Pennsylvania (Dark Green)(Keystone) 7617
20 001 237 Pennsylvania (Dark Green)(Keystone) 7634
August 2008
MSRP: $124.95
HO RS-11 Locomotive - New Road Numbers!
8770 Undecorated (w/D/B) -
8748 New York Central* (Black/White) 8003
8749 New York Central* (Black/White) 8006
HO RS-11 Locomotive - New Paint Schemes! 
8768 Chicago & North Western (Yellow/Green) 4251
8769 Green Bay & Western (Red/Gray/Black) 309
8799 GVT Rail System (FRR) (Gray/White/Black) 1802
8843 GVT Rail System (DLWR) (Gray/White/Black) 1804
8844 Louisville & Nashville* (Gray/Yellow) 950
8845 Louisville & Nashville* (Gray/Yellow) 959
8846 Norfolk & Western (Black/Yellow) 339
8847 Norfolk & Western (Black/Yellow) 348
8848 Seaboard Air Line* (Light Green/Yellow) 100
8849 Seaboard Air Line* (Light Green/Yellow) 101
December 2006
MSRP: $109.95
HO RS-11 Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
8770 Undecorated (w/Dynamic Brakes) -
8829 Carolina & North Western
(Black/Imitation Aluminum/Gold)
11
8830 Southern (Black/Imitation Aluminum/Gold) 11
8831   Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific
(Red/Black/White "Stripes")
3607
8832   Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific
(Red/Black/White "Stripes")
3612
8833 Toledo Peoria & Western (Green/Yellow) 400
8834 Toledo Peoria & Western (Green/Yellow) 401
HO RS-11 Locomotive - New Road Numbers!
8835 Burlington Northern (Green/Black) 4189
8836 Burlington Northern (Green/Black) 4191
8837 Conrail (Blue/White) 7644
8838 Conrail (Blue/White) 7652
8839 Maine Central (Harvest Gold/Green)** 801
8840 Maine Central (Harvest Gold/Green) 802
8841 Pennsylvania (Dark Green/Gold) 8624
8842 Pennsylvania (Dark Green/Gold) 8630
December 2005
MSRP: $99.95
HO RS-11 Locomotive
8770 Undecorated (w/D/B) -
HO RS-11 Locomotive - New Road Numbers!
8791 Delaware & Hudson
(Blue/Gray/Yellow "Lightning Stripe")
5000
8792 Delaware & Hudson
(Blue/Gray/Yellow "Lightning Stripe")
5003
8793 New Haven (Black/Orange) 1402
8794 New Haven (Black/Orange) 1414
8795 Southern Pacific†(Gray/Scarlet) 2904
8796 Southern Pacific† (Gray/Scarlet) 2909
HO RS-11 Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
8797 Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific (Green/Gold) 3603
8798 Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific (Green/Gold) 3611
8807 Lehigh Valley (Tuscan Red/Yellow) 7641
8808 Lehigh Valley (Tuscan Red/Yellow) 7648
8809 Norfolk & Western (Black/White) 343
8810 Norfolk & Western (Black/White) 341
8811 Penn Central (Black/White) 7626
8812 Penn Central (Black/White) 7628
8813 Kankakee Beaverville & Southern 301
8814 Kankakee Beaverville & Southern 321
January 2003
MSRP: $94.95
HO RS-11 - New Paint Schemes
8770 UNDECORATED RS-11  
8781 DELAWARE & HUDSON (Blue/Yellow-Yellow Nose) 5001
8782 DELAWARE & HUDSON (Blue/Yellow-Script Lettering) 5002
8783 DULUTH WINNIPEG & PACIFIC(Red/Blue/White) 3606
8784 DULUTH WINNIPEG & PACIFIC (Red/Blue/White) 3610
8785 MAINE CENTRAL (Green/Gold) 801
8786 MAINE CENTRAL (Green/Gold) 802
8787 MISSOURI PACIFIC(Blue/Gray/Yellow) 4610
8788 MISSOURI PACIFIC (Blue/Gray/Yellow) 4612
8789 NORTHERN PACIFIC (Black/Yellow/Red) 906
8790 NORTHERN PACIFIC (Black/Yellow/Red) 911
August 2000
MSRP: $94.95
HO RS-11
8770 UNDECORATED RS-11  
8771 ALCO DEMONSTRATOR (Gray, Green & Yellow) 701A
8772 ALCO DEMONSTRATOR (Gray, Green & Yellow) 701B
8773 CENTRAL VERMONT (Green & Yellow) 3603
8774 CENTRAL VERMONT (Green & Yellow) 3611
8775 LEHIGH VALLEY (Tuscan w/ Yellow Stripe) 7642
8776 LEHIGH VALLEY (Tuscan w/ Yellow Stripe) 7644
8777 NEW YORK CENTRAL (Lightning Stripe) 8011
8778 NEW YORK CENTRAL (Lightning Stripe) 8014
8779 SOUTHERN PACIFIC (Black Widow) 5723
8780 SOUTHERN PACIFIC (Black Widow) 5726