Atlas N RS-3 & RSD-4/5 Locomotives

 

Well over 1,300 RS-3 road-switcher locomotives were built by ALCO between 1950 and 1956. It can be considered one of the most successful four-axle diesel road-switchers ever produced by the builder. These 1,600hp locomotives were powered by an ALCO 244 V-12 engine which was complimented by rugged GE electrical components. The RS-3 was truly a versatile locomotive. It could be found in virtually every type of service from passenger and commuter runs to heavy-haul and local freight assignments. Original owners of the RS-3 tended to be in the eastern and central regions of the US (with heavier concentrations in the northeast and southeast).

During this same time-period, ALCO offered a six-axle road-switcher which was more commonly found in the west. The RSD-4/5 was externally very similar to the RS-3, having six-axle trucks as an obvious spotting feature. They produced the same 1,600hp as an RS-3, but offered increased tractive effort due to the use of a larger generator. Many RSD-4/5s were assigned to operate in mountainous territory (with varying degrees of success) on the Southern Pacific, Santa Fe and the Utah Railway.

 

Features:

  • Golden-white LEDs
  • Directional lighting
  • Separately-applied painted handrails (where appropriate)
  • Blackened metal wheels
  • Scale Speed™ motor
  • Factory-installed AccuMate® magnetic knuckle couplers
  • Accurate painting and printing

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Standard Item# Road Name Road Number
August 2016
MSRP: $119.95
N RS-3 Locomotives
40 002 224 Undecorated -
New Road Numbers!
40 003 040 Boston & Maine (Maroon/Gold) 1535
40 003 041 Boston & Maine (Maroon/Gold) 1542
40 003 042 Canadian Pacific (Maroon/Grey w/Script Lettering) 8439
40 003 043 Canadian Pacific (Maroon/Grey w/Script Lettering) 8452
40 003 044  Canadian Pacific (Maroon/Grey w/Block Lettering) 8448
40 003 045 Great Northern (Green/Orange) 222
40 003 046 Great Northern (Green/Orange) 230
40 003 047 Seaboard Air Line* (Green/Yellow) (Road Name Cancelled) 1641
40 003 048 Seaboard Air Line* (Green/Yellow) (Road Name Cancelled) 1648
40 003 049 New York Central* (Black/Grey) 8235
40 003 050 New York Central* (Black/Grey) 8241
New Paint Schemes!
40 003 051  Pittsburgh & Lake Erie* (Pacemaker Green/Grey) 8353
40 003 052 Pittsburgh & Lake Erie* (Pacemaker Green/Grey) 8356
40 003 053 Jersey Central (Green/Yellow) 1541
40 003 054 Jersey Central (Green/Yellow) 1547
N RSD-4/5 Locomotives
40 002 225 Undecorated -
New Road Numbers!
40 003 055 Santa Fe (Black/Silver "Zebra Stripe") 2101
40 003 056 Santa Fe (Black/Silver "Zebra Stripe") 2105
New Paint Schemes
40 003 057 Chesapeake & Ohio* (Blue/Yellow "Simplified") 5575
40 003 058 Chesapeake & Ohio* (Blue/Yellow "Simplified") 5580
40 003 059 Milwaukee Road (Orange/Black) 573
40 003 060 Milwaukee Road (Orange/Black) 575
November 2014
MSRP: $119.95
N RS-3 Locomotives
40 002 224 Undecorated -
New Paint Schemes!
40 002 205 Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (Maroon/Gold) 1515
40 002 206 Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (Maroon/Gold) 1518
40 002 207 Lamoille Valley (Yellow/Green) 7801
40 002 208 Lamoille Valley (Yellow/Green) 7802
40 002 209 Long Island (Grey/Orange) 1554
40 002 210 Long Island (Grey/Orange) 1558
40 002 211 Susquehanna (Yellow/Black) 101
40 002 212 Susquehanna (Yellow/Black) 104
40 002 213 Louisville & Nashville* (ex-Rutland) (Green/Yellow) 261
40 002 214 Louisville & Nashville* (ex-Rutland) (Green/Yellow) 264
40 002 215 Rutland (Green/Yellow) 202
40 002 216 Rutland (Green/Yellow) 207
40 002 217 Canadian National (Olive/Gold/Black) 3003
40 002 218 Canadian National (Olive/Gold/Black) 3010
N RSD-4/5 Locomotives
40 002 225 Undecorated -
New Paint Schemes!
40 002 219 Southern Pacific (Black/Orange "Tiger Stripe") 5295
40 002 220 Southern Pacific (Black/Orange "Tiger Stripe") 5303
October 2012
MSRP: $119.95
N RS-3 Locomotives
42000 Undecorated -
New Paint Schemes!
40 000 520 Jersey Central (Green/Gold) 1542
40 000 521 Jersey Central (Green/Gold) 1544
40 000 522 Nickel Plate Road (Black/Gold) 541
40 000 523 Nickel Plate Road (Black/Gold) 554
40 000 524 Pacific Great Eastern (Two-Tone Green/Gold) 568
40 000 525 Pacific Great Eastern (Two-Tone Green/Gold) 571
40 000 526 Penn Central (Black/White) 5233
40 000 527 Penn Central (Black/White) 5340
40 000 528 Seaboard Coast Line* (Black/Gold/Silver) 1165
40 000 529 Seaboard Coast Line* (Black/Gold/Silver) 1167
40 000 530 Vermont Railway (Red/White) 603
40 000 531 Vermont Railway (Red/White) 604
N RSD-4/5 Locomotives
42300 Undecorated -
New Paint Schemes!
40 000 532 Ferrocarril Del Pacifico (Green/Yellow) 807
40 000 533 Ferrocarril Del Pacifico (Green/Yellow) 818
40 000 534 N de M (Green/Red/Yellow) 6900
40 000 535 N de M (Green/Red/Yellow) 6901
40 000 536 Southern Pacific (Grey/Scarlet) 2884
40 000 537 Southern Pacific (Grey/Scarlet) 2885
November 2009
MSRP: $119.95
Atlas N RS-3 Locomotives
42000 Undecorated -
New Paint Schemes!
42096 Central of Georgia (Black/Imitation Silver/Gold) 135
42097 Central of Georgia (Black/Imitation Silver/Gold) 147
42098 Delaware - Lackawnna (Black/Yellow) 4068
42099 Delaware - Lackawnna (Black/Yellow) 4103
42100 Delaware - Lackawnna (Black/Yellow) 4118
42101 Lehigh Valley (Maroon/Yellow/White) 215
42102 Lehigh Valley (Maroon/Yellow/White) 216
42103 New Haven (Black/Orange) 531
42104 New Haven (Black/Orange) 519
42107 Southern (Black/Imitation Silver/Gold) 2133
42108 Southern (Black/Imitation Silver/Gold) 2141
New Road Numbers!
42105 Rock Island "Route of the Rockets" (Black/Red) 492
42106 Rock Island "Route of the Rockets" (Black/Red) 498
N RSD-4/5 Locomotives
42300 Undecorated -
New Road Numbers!
42323 Chicago & North Western (Green/Yellow) 1619
42324 Chicago & North Western (Green/Yellow) 1620
42325 Cotton Belt (Black/Orange/Silver "Black Widow") 271
42326 Cotton Belt (Black/Orange/Silver "Black Widow") 272
42327 Pennsylvania (Dark Green/Yellow) 8446
42328 Pennsylvania (Dark Green/Yellow) 8448
42329 Santa Fe (Blue/Yellow) 2100
42330 Santa Fe (Blue/Yellow) 2106
November 2008
MSRP: $119.95
N RS-3 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
42000 Undecorated -
42080 Boston & Maine (Blue/White) 1508
42081 Boston & Maine (Blue/White) 1536
42082   M-K-T (Red/Yellow) 1551
42083   M-K-T (Red/Yellow) 1560
42084 Erie Lackawanna (Black/Yellow) 1024
42085 Erie Lackawanna (Black/Yellow) 1028
42086 Interstate (Orange/Cream/Blue) 33
42087 Interstate (Orange/Cream/Blue) 38
42088 Louisville & Nashville* (Black/Yellow) 100
42089 Louisville & Nashville* (Black/Yellow) 103
42094 Soo Line (White/Red) 372
42095 Soo Line (White/Red) 2380
N RS-3 Locomotives - New Road Numbers!
42090 Pennsylvania (Green/Yellow) 8456
42091 Pennsylvania (Green/Yellow) 8461
42092 Rio Grande (Black/Deluxe Gold) 5201
42093 Rio Grande (Black/Deluxe Gold) 5202
October 2007
MSRP: $104.95
N RS-3 Locomotive - New Road Numbers!
42000 Undecorated -
42062 Burlington Northern (Green/Black) 4056
42063 Burlington Northern (Green/Black) 4064
N RS-3 Locomotive - New Paint Schemes! 
42064 Green Bay & Western (Red/Grey/Black) 305
42065 Green Bay & Western (Red/Grey/Black) 307
42066 Jersey Central (Red/White) (Coast Guard Scheme) 1540
42067 Jersey Central (Red/White) (Coast Guard Scheme) 1546
42068 Lehigh & Hudson River (Green/Yellow) 4
42069 Lehigh & Hudson River (Green/Yellow) 11
42070 Long Island (Grey/Orange) 1551
42071 Long Island (Grey/Orange) 1555
42072 Ontario Northland (Orange/Blue) 1306
42073 Ontario Northland (Orange/Blue) 1308
42074 Rock Island (Maroon/Silver) 455
42075 Rock Island (Maroon/Silver) 458
42076 Rutland (Green/Yellow) 205
42077 Rutland (Green/Yellow) 208
42078 Spokane, Portland & Seattle (Brown/Yellow) 66
42079 Spokane, Portland & Seattle (Brown/Yellow) 79
October 2006
MSRP: $99.95
Atlas N RS-3 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
42000 RS-3 Undecorated -
42046 British Columbia Railway (Green/Yellow) 559
42047 British Columbia Railway (Green/Yellow) 570
42048  Delaware & Hudson (Blue/Grey/Yellow) 4107
42049 Delaware & Hudson (Blue/Grey/Yellow) 4110
42050 Delaware & Hudson (Blue/Grey/Yellow) 4121
42051 Erie Lackawanna (Grey/Maroon/Yellow) 1019
42052 Erie Lackawanna (Grey/Maroon/Yellow) 1023
42053 Erie Lackawanna (Grey/Maroon/Yellow) 1025
42054 Great Northern (Green/Orange/Gold) 228
42055 Great Northern (Green/Orange/Gold) 221
42056 Great Northern (Green/Orange/Gold) 229
42057 Northern Pacific (Black/Yellow/Red) 858
42058 Northern Pacific (Black/Yellow/Red) 860
42059 Western Maryland* (Black/Yellow "Speed Lettering") 185
42060 Western Maryland* (Black/Yellow "Speed Lettering") 186
42061 Western Maryland* (Black/Yellow "Speed Lettering") 188
Atlas N RSD-4/5 Locomotives - New Paint Schemes!
42300 Undecorated -
42313 Chesapeake & Ohio* (Blue/Yellow) 5572
42314 Chesapeake & Ohio* (Blue/Yellow) 5575
42315 Chesapeake & Ohio* (Blue/Yellow) 5587
42321 Utah Railway (Grey/Red/Yellow) 302
42322 Utah Railway (Grey/Red/Yellow) 305
Atlas N RSD-4/5 Locomotives - New Road Numbers!
42316 Jersey Central (Green/Gold) 1601
42317 Jersey Central (Green/Gold) 1608
42318 Santa Fe (Black/Silver - "Zebra Stripe") 2101
42319 Santa Fe (Black/Silver - "Zebra Stripe") 2103
42320 Santa Fe (Black/Silver - "Zebra Stripe") 2107
November 2004
MSRP: $92.95
N RS-3 Locomotives - New Road Names!
42000 Undecorated  
42036 Canadian National (Green/Gold)
1807
42037 Canadian National (Green/Gold) 1812
42038 Chicago & North Western (Yellow/Green) 1614
42039 Chicago & North Western (Yellow/Green) 1616
42040 Delaware & Hudson (Black/Yellow with End Stripes) 4067
42041 Delaware & Hudson (Black/Yellow with End Stripes) 4069
42042 Norfolk & Western (Black/Gold) 300
42043 Norfolk & Western (Black/Gold) 303
42044 Providence & Worcester (White/Brown/Orange) 161
42045 Providence & Worcester (White/Brown/Orange) 164
N RSD-4/5 Locomotives - New Road Names!
42300 RSD-4/5 Undecorated  
42307 RSD-5 ATSF (Blue/Yellow) 2138
42308 RSD-5 ATSF (Blue/Yellow) 2159
42309 RSD-5 Penn Central (Black/White) 6802
42310 RSD-5 Penn Central (Black/White) 6805
42311 RSD-5 Southern Pacific (Black Widow) 5302
42312 RSD-5 Southern Pacific (Black Widow) 5307
July 2001
MSRP: $89.95
N ALCO RS-3
42000 UNDECORATED  
42028 CP RAIL (Red w/ Multimark) 8426
42029 CP RAIL (Red w/ Multimark) 8449
42030 NEW HAVEN (Red body, Black cab, White lettering) 520
42031 NEW HAVEN (Red body, Black cab, White lettering) 528
42032 NEW YORK CENTRAL (Lightning Stripe) 8323
42033 NEW YORK CENTRAL (Lightning Stripe) 8328
42034 COTTON BELT (Black/Orange) 352
42035 COTTON BELT (Black/Orange) 355