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HO Scale - Atlas Model Railroad - 10000020 - Alco C420 Diesel Electric Locomotive - Nickel Plate Road - 578


HO Scale - Atlas Model Railroad - 10000020 - Alco C420 Diesel Electric Locomotive - Nickel Plate Road - 578


Brand/Importer Atlas Model Railroad
Manufacturer Generic China
Stock Number 10000020
Original Retail Price $149.95
Country of Manufacture China
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Body Style Description Alco C420 Diesel Electric Locomotive
Road/Company Name Nickel Plate Road (Details)
Road/Reporting Number 578
Paint Color(s) Black with yellow pilots and sills
Body Construction Injection Molded Plastic
Coupler Type AccuMate Magnetic Knuckle
Wheel-Set Type/Construction Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile RP-25
Multipack No
Recommended Age Group 14+
Series Name Atlas Master Series Silver
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 New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad (reporting mark NKP), abbreviated NYC&St.L, was a railroad that operated in the mid-central United States. Commonly referred to as the Nickel Plate Road, the railroad served a large area, including trackage in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. Its primary connections included Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis, St. Louis, and Toledo.

The Nickel Plate Railroad was constructed in 1881 along the South Shore of the Great Lakes connecting Buffalo and Chicago to compete with the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway. In 1964 the Nickel Plate Road and several other mid-western carriers were merged into the larger Norfolk and Western Railway (N&W). The goal of the N&W expansion was to form a more competitive and successful system serving 14 states and the Canadian province of Ontario on more than 7,000 miles (11,000 km) of railroad. The profitable N&W was itself combined with the Southern Railway, another profitable carrier, to form Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) in 1982.

At the end of 1960 NKP operated 2,170 miles (3,490 km) of road on 4,009 miles (6,452 km) of track, not including the 25 miles (40 km) of Lorain & West Virginia. That year it reported 9758 million net ton-miles of revenue freight and 41 million passenger-miles.

The Nickel Plate Historical and Technical Society works to preserve the memory of the Nickel Plate Road.

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