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HO Scale - Atlas Model Railroad - 10 001 974 - Alco C420 Diesel Electric Locomotive - Seaboard Coast Line - 1215


Brand/Importer Atlas Model Railroad
Manufacturer Generic China
Stock Number 10 001 974
Original Retail Price $159.95
Country of Manufacture China
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Body Style Description Alco C420 Diesel Electric Locomotive
Road/Company Name Seaboard Coast Line (Details)
Road/Reporting Number 1215
Paint Color(s) Black
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 2015-02-04
Release Date 2016-06-28
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel Electric
Model Subtype Alco C420
Model Variety Low Nose Phase 2a with Dynamic Brakes
DCC Readiness Decoder Ready
Prototype Alco C420 Diesel Electric Locomotive
Region North America
Era/Epoch Era IV: 1958 - 1978



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 Seaboard Coast Line Railroad (reporting mark SCL) is a former Class I railroad company operating in the Southeastern United States beginning in 1967. Its passenger operations were taken over by Amtrak in 1971. Eventually the railroad was merged with its affiliate lines to create the Seaboard System in 1983.

At the end of 1970 SCL operated 9230 miles of railroad, not including A&WP-Clinchfield-CN&L-GM-Georgia-L&N-Carrollton; that year it reported 31293 million ton-miles of revenue freight and 512 million passenger-miles.

The Seaboard Coast Line emerged on July 1, 1967, following the merger of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. The combined system totaled 9,809 miles (15,786 km), the eighth largest in the United States at the time. The railroad had $1.2 billion in assets and revenue with a 54% market share of rail service in the Southeast, facing competition primarily from the Southern.

On November 1, 1980, CSX Corporation was created as a holding company for the Family Lines and Chessie System Railroad. In 1983 CSX combined the Family Lines System units as the Seaboard System Railroad and later became CSX Transportation when the former Chessie units merged with the Seaboard in December 1986. Effective January 1, 1983, the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad became Seaboard System Railroad after a merger with the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and Clinchfield Railroad. For some years prior to this, the SCL and L&N had been under the common ownership of a holding company, Seaboard Coast Line Industries (SCLI), the company's railroad subsidiaries being collectively known as the Family Lines System which consisted of the L&N, SCL, Clinchfield and West Point Routes. During this time, the railroads adopted the same paint schemes but continued to operate as separate railroads.

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Item created by: nscalemodeler160 on 2016-08-02 10:27:28. Last edited by nscalemodeler160 on 2016-08-02 13:27:28

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