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HO Scale - Atlas Model Railroad - 10000010 - Alco C420 Diesel Electric Locomotive - Conrail - 2072


HO Scale - Atlas Model Railroad - 10000010 - Alco C420 Diesel Electric Locomotive - Conrail - 2072


Brand/Importer Atlas Model Railroad
Stock Number 10000010
Original Retail Price $149.95
Manufacturer Generic China
Country of Manufacture China
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Body Style Description Alco C420 Diesel Electric Locomotive
Road/Company Name Conrail (Details)
Road/Reporting Number 2072
Paint Color(s) Blue
Body Construction Injection Molded Plastic
Coupler Type AccuMate Magnetic Knuckle
Wheel-Set Type/Construction Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile RP-25
Multipack No
Series Name Atlas Master Series Silver
Recommended Age Group 14+
Announcement Date 0000-00-00
Release Date 2007-05-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel Electric
Model Subtype Alco C420
Model Variety Low Nose Phase I
DCC Readiness Decoder Ready
Prototype Description Alco C420 Diesel Electric Locomotive
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era IV: 1958 - 1978


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Recommended Age Group Information: Recommended For Age Group 14 and Older.



Body Style Information: With etched metal radiator walkways, fine-scale handrails, see-through step detail on sills, and painted crew members, the Atlas Model Railroad Alco Century 420 diesel locomotives have an array of separately-applied scale detail parts like cab sun shades, coupler cut levers, drop steps, handrails, metal grab irons, multiple-unit hoses, train line hoses, and windshield wipers.

For optimum performance at all speeds, the models are driven by five-pole skewed armature motors, with dual flywheels.

The C420s have directional lighting and golden-white LEDs.

Decoder-Ready, Atlas Master Series Silver models are fitted with an NMRA 8-pin plug for DCC use.

With authentic sounds, Atlas Master Series Gold models are fitted with dual-mode decoders that run on DCC, or traditional DC equipped layouts.



Road/Company Information: The Consolidated Rail Corporation, commonly known as Conrail (reporting mark CR), was the primary Class I railroad in the Northeast U.S. between 1976 and 1999. Conrail is a portmanteau of "consolidated" and "rail" from the name of the company.

The U.S. federal government created Conrail to take over the potentially profitable lines of multiple bankrupt carriers, including the Penn Central Transportation Company and Erie Lackawanna Railway. With the benefit of industry-wide regulatory requirements being reduced (via the 4R Act and the Staggers Act), Conrail began to turn a profit in the 1980s and was turned over to private investors in 1987. The two remaining Class I railroads in the East, CSX Transportation and the Norfolk Southern Railway (NS), agreed in 1997 to split the system approximately equally, returning rail freight competition to the Northeast by essentially undoing the 1968 merger of the Pennsylvania Railroad and New York Central Railroad that created Penn Central. Following Surface Transportation Board approval, CSX and NS took control in August 1998, and on June 1, 1999, began operating their portions of Conrail.


Item created by: nscalemodeler160 on 2016-08-01 10:01:13. Last edited by nscalemodeler160 on 2016-08-01 13:01:13

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