The RS-1 was introduced by ALCO in March of 1941 with the delivery of the first of two units to the Rock Island. Combining the accessibility of a switching locomotive and the higher-speed tracking of a road unit, the RS-1 started a revolution in locomotive design that was soon embraced by all of the major diesel-electric builders. Despite ALCO's own introduction of higher horsepower roadswitchers, the 1,000 h.p. RS-1 had a production span of 19 years (1941-1960) with 623 units.
Each O RS-1 Locomotive Includes:
Solid die-cast chassis, pilots, fuel tank, and detailed truck sideframes
Highly detailed body and cab with separately-applied grab irons, piping and lift rings
Steam generator details as appropriate per road name
All-metal separately-applied handrail stanchions
Accurately-detailed AAR type B trucks with separately-applied brake cylinders, brake chains and other details
Twin motors with flywheels
Accurate painting and printing
Weight: 5 lbs.
Length: Approximately 14"
Minimum diameter curve: O-36 (3-Rail)
Minimum radius curve: 36" (2-Rail)
EOB0 Speed control technology
Operating diesel exhaust unit
Lionel TrainMaster Command Equipped featuring RailSounds0 digital sound system (including horn, bell diesel-roar sounds, etc.); crew Talk (in command and more...
(Atlas O Master 2-Rail Gold Series Locomotives Only)
Authentic diesel engine sounds
Squealing brakes, Doppler effect, air let-off in neutral
Coupler impact sounds when operated with DCC
Helper mode that mutes whistle and bell for double heading