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Atlas 10000224 HO CP Rail ALCo C424 Phase 3 Locomotive

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Manufacturer: Atlas
Brand: Master Line Locomotives
Part Number: 10000224
Scale: HO Scale
Reporting Mark: CP
Road Name: CP Rail
Car Type: ALCo C424 Phase 3 Locomotive
Color: Red and white
Scheme: Without Logo
Road Number: 4242
Circa:
Released Date: May 2008
Retired Date:  
Built / Shopped Date: /
Retail Price: $109.95
Availability: Out of Stock
Notes: The ALCO C424 model was one of the first 'Century-series' locomotives to be produced. Its 16-cylinder 251B-series prime mover produced 2,400-hp, making it a direct competitor to the 2,500-hp GE U25B and EMD GP35 models. A total of 190 units were built between 1963 and 1966 for customers throughout North America, including 53 for roads in the US, 92 for Canada and 45 for Mexico. Erie Lackawanna, Canadian Pacific and National de Mexico purchased some of the largest fleets in their respective countries.

By late 1964 ALCO had determined that an extra 100-hp did make a difference to some customers, and the 2,500-hp C425 model was the result. Improvements over the C424 included a higher capacity main generator, a simplified electrical control system, increased radiator capacity and an upgraded 251C prime mover. The appearance of the body was nearly identical to the C424, with one major exception being the addition of a bulge above the radiator intake grille at the rear of the long hood. A total of 90 units were produced between late 1964 and 1966, all for US roads. The largest purchases were made by Pennsylvania and Spokane Portland & Seattle.

New to this run are Phase 3 C424s decorated for Canadian Pacific and Canadian National. Phase 3 C424s and Phase 2 C425s had their battery boxes moved to rear of the locomotive and placed under the left side of the sill. The air reservoirs were moved to the right side of the sill and placed above the fuel tank. The cab of these later phase models features a simple set of steps in place of the battery boxes which were located fore and aft the cab on the earlier phases.

The Detroit & Mackinac and Spokane, Portland and Seattle road names are back by popular demand with new road numbers. These sold out fast on the last run so get your order in today!
Features: Canadian Pacific & Canadian National C424s include low nose headlights with pointed cab face
Canadian Pacific C424s include either an early or late (rebuild) "CP style" end of long hood per the prototype
C425 Phase 2 models include cab with either horizontal or vertical headlights per the prototype
Models include redesigned "AAR" style truck sideframes with separate brake cylinders and separate bearing cap detail (included when appropriate per the prototype).
Directional lighting w/ golden-white LEDs
Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
Factory-equipped with AccuMate® knuckle couplers
NMRA 8 pin plug for DCC
Separately-applied wire grab irons, ladders, and drop steps
Separately-applied marker lenses
Improved painting and printing w/painted handrails
Two painted crew members
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