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Atlas Model Railroad Co. Master Series™ Gold ALCO C420 Phase 2A (High Nose, No Dynamic Brakes) w/Sound & DCC - Undecorated



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Atlas Model Railroad Co.
Master™ Series Gold
HO Scale
Dual Mode DC/DCC
with Sound

ALCO C420 Phase 2A (High Nose, No Dynamic Brakes)
w/Sound & DCC


Unlettered  



We're Gonna Live In Century City!



ALCO built a total of 131 Century 420 locomotives between 1963 and 1969, when the builder ceased all new locomotive production.

Powered by a 12-cylinder, turbocharged, 2,000-hp 251-series prime mover, the C420’s direct competitor in 1963 was the EMD GP18.

In fact, EMD did not offer a 12-cylinder, 2,000-hp prime mover until the GP39 model was produced in 1969.

The shorter 12-cylinder engine block allowed the C420 to have its distinctive set-back cab and extended short hood. The first road to purchase the C420 was the Lehigh & Hudson River, with its first two units built in 1963.

The largest fleet was purchased by the Long Island Railroad, with 30 units built between 1963 and 1968.

All were equipped with a high short hood which housed a steam generator for passenger service.

Over time, the largest fleet of C420s was amassed by the Louisville & Nashville.

While only 26 units were purchased new, their total fleet grew to well over 60 units through mergers and acquisitions.

The C420 can still be found in daily service today in the US.

Currently the largest fleet of C420s is operated by the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad.

This run of Atlas C420 Locomotives feature Phase 2 versions, featuring both Low and High Nose models.

Early phase 2 locomotives feature phase 1-style walkways/sills with stanchions mounted into the top walkway deck (referred to as “Phase 2a” models).

Later phase 2 locomotives feature a revised configuration where the stanchions are mounted to the sides of the sill (referred to as “Phase 2b” models).

Phase 2a production ran from December 1964 through September 1965.

Phase 2b units were produced from December 1965 through the end of C420 locomotive production in August 1968.

  • Newly redesigned AAR type B truck sideframes with optional bearing covers
  • Flat or “step” pilots used where appropriate
  • Long hood with or without dynamic brake detail used where appropriate
  • 3,100 gallon fuel tank
  • Long Island Railroad units will feature correct air horn placement and include smoke deflectors for the long hood
  • Separately-applied scale detail parts include: windshield wipers, metal grab irons, coupler cut levers, multiple-unit hoses, train line hoses, fine scale handrails, drop steps, cab sun shades and more
  • See through step detail on sill
  • Etched metal radiator walkway
  • Painted crew members
  • Factory-equipped with AccuMate® knuckle couplers
  • Coupler pocket designed to accept AccuMate® Proto-couplers
  • Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
  • Directional lighting with golden-white LEDs

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ALCO C420 Phase 2A (High Nose, No Dynamic Brakes)
w/Sound & DCC
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