Atlas O Readng ALCo Century 424

Here’s a video of a Atlas O Reading C424. The lead locomotive is powered and the second one in non-powered. This locomotive features Lionel Railsounds, TMCC, and Engineer On Board (EOB) cruise control. These locomotives are part of Atlas O’s Master Line and are very well detailed. This video and even pictures don’t do them justice. One really needs to see these in person to appreciate the level of detail on them. And they also run very well. The train in this video is made up of rolling stock from K-Line, Lionel MTH, Petersen Supply, and Weaver Models, with an MTH Railking caboose at the end of the train. It’s being controlled with Lionel Legacy. The track is K-Line tubular with O-81 curves.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

The Atlas HO Track Cleaning Car

Dirty track? Not for long once you pick up this fantastic model. With a vacuum, abrasive pads, polishing pads, track brushes and wet or dry cleaning options, your track will stay in tip-top shape so you get the maximum running ability from your locomotives and rolling stock. To buy one, please use the following link: secure.atlasrr.com
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Atlas Santa Fe ALCO RSD-4

Atlas Santa Fe ALCO RSD-4
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Two Atlas ALCO RSD-4’s in HO scale. The Santa Fe really liked the RSD-4; they purchased ten of them, and then purchased an additonal 53 of the nearly identical RSD-5’s. They were used as branchline locomotives, local freight power, and switchers.

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Olympus ED 14-42mm f3.5/5.6 zoom
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Atlas Santa Fe EMD SD24

Atlas Santa Fe EMD SD24
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Altas Santa Fe EMD SD24 diesel locomotive in HO scale.

These were the first "second generation" diesels produced by EMD, along with the GP20. They were refered to as "second generation" because they were the first diesels marketed to replace DIESELS, not steam engines on American railroads. The Santa Fe traded in their EMD FT’s for these units and the new GP20’s.

The SD24 was basically the same as the SD7 and SD9’s, with a chopped nose and a 2,400 turbo-charged 567 diesel engine — the first time EMD every put a turbo on one of their diesels. While the Santa Fe had no love for high-hood units, other railroads, like Southern and Burlington, ordered them with high hoods.

The Santa Fe was a big fan of the SD24, and owned 80 of these units. The black & silver "zebra stripe" paint did not last long, as the Santa Fe soon switched to the blue and yellow frieght scheme after the first few units were delivered.

Olympus E-510 DSLR
Olympus ED 14-42mm f3.5/5.6 zoom
ISO 400 – RAW

Atlas Santa Fe EMD SD24

Atlas Santa Fe EMD SD24
ho scale trains
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Atlas Santa Fe EMD SD24 diesel locomotive in HO scale. These stocky 2,400 hp units, first aquired in ’59, would be the most powerful EMD diesels on the Santa Fe until the advent of the 2,500 hp GP35’s first aquired in 1964.

The Santa Fe rebuilt all 80 of these units into 2,650 hp SD26’s beginning in ’73. By the time they were sold-off or traded in, the Santa Fe got about 35-36 years of useful mainline service from these locomotives.

Click here to see a very similar looking EMD SD18 at work for the Pacific Harbor Line in California.

Olympus E-510 DSLR
Olympus ED 14-42mm f3.5/5.6 zoom
ISO 400 – RAW

2011 National Model Railroad Train Show – Atlas interview

mrhmag.com – MRH News Reporter Jeff Shultz interviews Rob Pisani of Atlas to learn about their new model railroading product releases at the 2011 National Model Train Show in Sacramento, CA. (Running time 5:35)
Video Rating: 5 / 5