Atlas N H15-44 & H16-44 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 classification lights that work in DCC and analog mode
  • Scale Speed™ motor
  • Factory-equipped with AccuMate® knuckle couplers
  • Painted safety rails
  • Blackened metal wheels
  • Golden-white LED headlights
  • Two versions: Decoder-equipped (NCE) or non-decoder equipped with PC board designed for easy conversion to DCC in the future if desired

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Standard Item# Road Name Road Number DCC Item#
April 2014
Standard MSRP: $119.95 DCC MSRP: $159.95
N H16-44 Locomotive (Early Body) - New Road Numbers!
40 001 856 Undecorated H15/16-44
(Early Body & Cab, w/Sill Mounted Handrails)
- 40 001 879
40 001 857 New Haven 590 40 001 880
40 001 858 New Haven 592 40 001 881
40 001 859 New Haven 593 40 001 882
N H16-44 Locomotive (Early Body) - New Paint Schemes!
40 001 860 New York Central* 7000 40 001 883
40 001 861 New York Central* 7003 40 001 884
40 001 862 New York Central* 7011 40 001 885
40 001 863 Southern 2150 40 001 886
40 001 864 Southern 2152 40 001 887
40 001 865 Southern 2153 40 001 888
N H16-44 Locomotive (Late Body) - New Road Numbers!!
40 001 866 Undecorated H15/16-44
(Late Body/Square Window Cab, w/Body & Sill Mounted Handrails)
- 40 001 889
40 001 867 Santa Fe 3010 40 001 890
40 001 868 Santa Fe 3013 40 001 891
40 001 869 Santa Fe 3017 40 001 892
N H16-44 Locomotive (Late Body) - New Paint Schemes!
40 001 870 Chihuahua al Pacifico 526 40 001 893
40 001 871 Chihuahua al Pacifico 529 40 001 894
40 001 872 Chihuahua al Pacifico 531 40 001 895
40 001 873 Erie Lackawanna (DL&W Transition) 1930 40 001 896
40 001 874 Erie Lackawanna (DL&W Transition) 1934 40 001 897
40 001 876 MKT** (Late Repaint) 158 40 001 899
40 001 877 MKT** (Late Repaint) 159 40 001 900
40 001 878 MKT** (Late Repaint) 160 40 001 901
January 2009
Standard MSRP: $119.95 DCC MSRP: $159.95
N H16-44 Locomotive - New Road Numbers!
(Early Body & Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails)
52000 Undecorated H15/16-44 - -
52172 Akron Canton & Youngstown (Yellow/Black/Silver) 201 52135
52173 Akron Canton & Youngstown (Yellow/Black/Silver) 202 52136
N H15-44 Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
(Early Body & Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails)
52174   Kansas City Southern (Black/White) 40 52137
52175   Kansas City Southern (Black/White) 41 52138
52176 Jersey Central (Green/Yellow) (CRR Co. Herald) 1501 52139
52177 Jersey Central (Green/Yellow) (CRR Co. Herald) 1503 52140
N H16-44 Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
(Early Body & Cab, w/Sill Mounted Handrails)
52018 Undecorated H15/16-44 - -
52178 New Haven (Green/Orange "Full Balloon") 597 52141
52179 New Haven (Green/Orange "Full Balloon") 598 52142
N H16-44 Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
(Early Body/Square Window Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails)
52019 Undecorated H15/16-44 - -
52180 Baltimore & Ohio* (Blue/Yellow) 6700 52143
52181 Baltimore & Ohio* (Blue/Yellow) 6701 52144
N H16-44 Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
(Late Body/Square Window Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails)
52021 Undecorated H15/16-44 - -
52182 Erie Lackawanna€ (Black/Yellow "Lackawanna") 1930 52145
52183 Erie Lackawanna€ (Black/Yellow "Lackawanna") 1932 52146
52184 Erie Lackawanna€ (Black/Yellow "Lackawanna") 1935 -
52185 Milwaukee Road¥ (Black/Orange) 402 52147
52186 Milwaukee Road¥ (Black/Orange) 404 52148
52187 Milwaukee Road¥ (Black/Orange) 406 -
September 2006
Standard MSRP: $104.95 DCC MSRP: $139.95
N H15/16-44 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
(Early Body & Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails)
52000 H15/16-44 Undecorated - Early Body & Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails - -
52156 FM Demonstrator (Two-Tone Green) 1500 52123
52157 FM Demonstrator (Two-Tone Green) 1502 52124
52158 FM Demonstrator (Two-Tone Green) 1503 -
52159 Long Island (Grey/Brunswick Green/Red) 1505 52125
52160 Long Island (Grey/Brunswick Green/Red) 1507 52126
52161 Long Island (Grey/Brunswick Green/Red) 1509 -
N H15/16-44 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
(Early Body & Cab, w/Body & Sill Handrails)
52018 H15/16-44 Undecorated - Early Body & Cab, w/Body & Sill Handrails - -
52162 Central of Georgia (Pullman Green/Gold) 102 52127
52163 Central of Georgia (Pullman Green/Gold) 105 52128
52164 Rio Grande† (Black/Aspen Gold ) 150 52129
52165 Rio Grande† (Black/Aspen Gold ) 151 52130
52166 Rio Grande† (Black/Aspen Gold ) 152 -
N H16-44 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
(Early Body/Square Window Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails)
52019 H16-44 Undecorated - Early Body/Square Window Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails - -
52167 Penn Central (Black/White) 5158 52131
N H16-44 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
(Late Body/Square Window Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails)
52021 H16-44 Undecorated - Late Body/Square Window Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails - -
52168 Erie Lackawanna (Grey/Maroon/Yellow) 1934 52132
N H16-44 Locomotives - New Road Numbers!
(Late Body/Square Window Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails)
52169 Santa Fe (Black/Silver "Zebra Stripes") 3010 52133
52170 Santa Fe (Black/Silver "Zebra Stripes") 3012 52134
52171 Santa Fe (Black/Silver "Zebra Stripes") 3017 -
December 2004
Standard MSRP: $104.95 DCC MSRP: $139.95
N H15-44 Locomotives (Early Body & Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails)
52000 Undecorated - Early Body & Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails (H15/16-44)    
52060 Rock Island (Red/Black/White) "Rockets" Scheme 400 52111
52061 Rock Island (Red/Black/White) "Rockets" Scheme 401 52112
N H16-44 Locomotives (Early Body & Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails)
52062 Union Pacific† (Yellow/Gray/Red) 1340 52113
52063 Union Pacific† (Yellow/Gray/Red) 1341 52114
52064 Union Pacific† (Yellow/Gray/Red) No#  
N H16-44 Locomotives (Early Body & Cab, w/Sill Mounted Handrails)
52018 Undecorated - Early Body & Cab, w/Sill Mounted Handrails (H15/16-44)    
52065 New York Central* (Black/White) "Script Logo" 7009 52115
52066 New York Central* (Black/White) "Script Logo" 7010 52116
52067 New York Central* (Black/White) "Script Logo" No#  
N H16-44 Locomotives (Early Body, Square Window Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails)
52019 Undecorated - Early Body/Square Window Cab, w/Body Mounted Handrails    
52068 Baltimore & Ohio* (Blue/Gold) 906 52117
52069 Baltimore & Ohio* (Blue/Gold) 907 52118
52150 Pennsylvania (Dark Green/Gold) 8808 52119
52151 Pennsylvania (Dark Green/Gold) 8814 52120
52152 Pennsylvania (Dark Green/Gold) No#  
N H16-44 Locomotives - (Early Body/Square Window Cab, w/Body & Sill Mounted Handrails) (no undec offered)
52153 Southern (Green/Imitation Aluminum/Gold) 6547 52121
52154 Southern (Green/Imitation Aluminum/Gold) 6549 52122
52155 Southern (Green/Imitation Aluminum/Gold) No#  
May 2004
Standard MSRP: $104.95 DCC MSRP: $139.95
N H15-44 Locomotives-Early Body & Cab w/Body Mounted Handrails
52000 Undecorated (H15/16-44)    
52039 Akron Canton & Youngstown (Yellow/Black/Silver) 200 52096
52040 Jersey Central "Stripes" (Green/Yellow) 1506 52097
52041 Jersey Central "Stripes" (Green/Yellow) 1510 52098
52042 Jersey Central "Stripes" (Green/Yellow) No #  
52043 MKT (Red/Yellow/Gray) 1591 52099
52044 Monon (Black/Gold) 45 52100
52045 Monon (Black/Gold) 46 52101
N H16-44 Locomotives-Early Body/Square Window Cab w/Sill Mounted Handrails
52018 Undecorated (H15/16-44)    
52046 Long Island (Gray/Orange) 1504 52102
52047 Long Island (Gray/Orange) 1508 52103
52048 Long Island (Gray/Orange) No #  
52049 MKT (Red/Yellow/Gray) 1733 52104
52050 MKT (Red/Yellow/Gray) No #  
52051 New Haven (Black/Orange) 591 52105
52052 New Haven (Black/Orange) 598 52106
52053 New Haven (Black/Orange) No #  
52054 Santa Fe (Blue/Yellow) 3007 52107
52055 Santa Fe (Blue/Yellow) 3011 52108
52056 Santa Fe (Blue/Yellow) No #  
N H16-44 Locomotives-Late Body/Square Window Cab w/Body & Sill Mounted Handrails
52057 Erie-Lackawanna (Black/Yellow) 1932 52109
52058 Erie-Lackawanna (Black/Yellow) 1935 52110
52059 Erie-Lackawanna (Black/Yellow) No #  
Standard Item# Road Name DCC Item#
February 2003
Standard MSRP: $104.95 DCC MSRP: $134.95
N H15-44 Early body & cab w/ body mounted handrails
52000 UNDECORATED H15/16-44   
52022 KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN (Black/Red/Yellow) #40 52083
52023 KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN (Black/Red/Yellow) #41 52084
52024 RIO GRANDE (Black/Yellow)-150 52085
52025 RIO GRANDE (Black/Yellow)-151 52086
52026 RIO GRANDE (Black/Yellow)-152 52087
N H16-44 Early body & cab w/ sill mounted handrails
52018

UNDECORATED H15/16-44

 
52027 NEW HAVEN(Green/Orange)-#594 52088
52028 NEW HAVEN (Green/Orange)-#596 52089
52029 NEW HAVEN (Green/Orange)-No #  
N H16-44 EARLY BODY & SQUARE WINDOW CAB W/ BODY MOUNTED HANDRAILS
52019 UNDECORATED H16-44  
52030 PENNSYLVANIA (Brunswick Green/Gold)-#8807 52090
52031 PENNSYLVANIA (Brunswick Green/Gold)-#8809 52091
52032 PENNSYLVANIA (Brunswick Green/Gold)-No #  
N H16-44 EARLY BODY & SQUARE WINDOW CAB W/ SILL MOUNTED HANDRAILS
52020 UNDECORATED H16-44   
52033 SOUTHERN (Black/Imitation Aluminum/Gold)-#2147 52092
52034 SOUTHERN (Black/Imitation Aluminum/Gold)-#2151 52093
52035 SOUTHERN (Black/Imitation Aluminum/Gold)-No #  
N H16-44 LATE BODY & SQUARE WINDOW CAB W/ BODY MOUNTED HANDRAILS
52021 UNDECORATED H16-44  
52036 LACKAWANNA (Black/Yellow)-#930 52094
52037 LACKAWANNA (Black/Yellow)-#934 52095
52038 LACKAWANNA (Black/Yellow)-No #  
September 2002
Standard MSRP: $104.95 DCC MSRP: $134.95
N H15-44
52000 UNDECORATED H15/16-44 (Early "Loewy" body & cab w/ body mounted handrails)  
52001 CENTRAL OF GEORGIA (Blue/Gray/Orange) #101 52071
52002 CENTRAL OF GEORGIA (Blue/Gray/Orange)#104 52072
52003 CENTRAL OF GEORGIA (Blue/Gray/Orange)-No #  
52004 JERSEY CENTRAL (Blue/Orange)-#1506 52073
52005 JERSEY CENTRAL (Blue/Orange)-#1507 52074
52006 JERSEY CENTRAL (Blue/Orange)-No #  
52007

ROCK ISLAND

(Black/Red/Silver)#400

52075
52008 ROCK ISLAND (Black/Red/Silver)-#401 52076
52009 UNION PACIFIC (Yellow/Gray/Red)-#D.S. 1325 52077
52010 UNION PACIFIC (Yellow/Gray/Red)-#D.S. 1328 52078
52011 UNION PACIFIC (Yellow/Gray/Red)-No #  
N H16-44
52012 NEW YORK CENTRAL (Black/Gray/White)-#7002 52079
52013 NEW YORK CENTRAL (Black/Gray/White)-#7004 52080
52014 NEW YORK CENTRAL (Black/Gray/White)-No#  
52015 SANTA FE (Black/Silver)-#2803 52081
52016 SANTA FE (Black/Silver)-#2804 52082
52017 SANTA FE (Black/Silver)-No #  
52018 UNDECORATED H15/16-44 (Early "Loewy" body & cab w/ sill mounted handrails)  
40 002 737 Undecorated w/o DB 40 002 750