Atlas 10001301 Pen Central RS-3 #5340

Reg Price: $129.95
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This is Atlas 10001301 RS-3 w/o Dcdr PC #5340. Alco RS3, standard DC, Master®. Penn Central #5340 (black, logo on short hood). 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.

Its key features are:
New! DCC/Sound version available with LokSound decoder
Analog version includes an 8-pin socket for DCC
New! Improved tooling on turbo exhaust stack. Also includes option of water cooled or air cooled turbo exahust stack (Note: this run will only have a water-cooled exhaust stack.)
Separately-applied handrails and stanchions, including separate drop step detail
Factory installed AccuMate® couplers
Dual flywheel-equipped five-pole skewed armature motor for optimum performance at all speeds
Metal grab irons
Accurate painting and printing

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) O

Condition: Factory New (C-9)
Operational Status: Functional
Original Box: Yes (P-9)

Manufacturer: Atlas
Model Number: 10001301
MSRP: $129.95

Scale/Era: HO Modern
Model Type: Diesel Loco


The Trainz SKU for this item is P11980289.


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