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HO Scale - Atlas Model Railroad - 10000019 - Alco C420 Diesel Electric Locomotive - Louisville & Nashville - 1302


Brand/Importer Atlas Model Railroad
Manufacturer Generic China
Stock Number 10000019
Original Retail Price $149.95
Country of Manufacture China
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Body Style Description Alco C420 Diesel Electric Locomotive
Road/Company Name Louisville & Nashville (Details)
Road/Reporting Number 1302
Paint Color(s) Gray
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 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 Louisville and Nashville Railroad (reporting mark LN), commonly called the L&N, was a Class I railroad that operated freight and passenger services in the southeast United States.

Chartered by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1850, the road grew into one of the great success stories of American business. Operating under one name continuously for 132 years, it survived civil war and economic depression and several waves of social and technological change. Under Milton H. Smith, president of the company for thirty years, the L&N grew from a road with less than three hundred miles (480 km) of track to a 6,000-mile (9,700 km) system serving thirteen states. As one of the premier Southern railroads, the L&N extended its reach far beyond its namesake cities, stretching to St. Louis, Memphis, Atlanta, and New Orleans. The railroad was economically strong throughout its lifetime, operating both freight and passenger trains in a manner that earned it the nickname, "The Old Reliable."

Growth of the railroad continued until its purchase and the tumultuous rail consolidations of the 1980s which led to continual successors. By the end of 1970, L&N operated 6,063 miles (9,757 km) of road on 10,051 miles (16,176 km) of track, not including the Carrollton Railroad.

In 1971 the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad, successor to the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, purchased the remainder of the L&N shares it did not already own, and the company became a subsidiary. By 1982 the railroad industry was consolidating quickly, and the Seaboard Coast Line absorbed the Louisville & Nashville Railroad entirely. Then in 1986, the Seaboard System merged with the C&O and B&O and the new combined system was known as the Chessie System. Soon after the combined company became CSX Transportation (CSX), which now owns and operates all of the former Louisville and Nashville lines.

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Item created by: nscalemodeler160 on 2016-08-01 10:15:57. Last edited by nscalemodeler160 on 2016-08-01 13:15:57

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