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Uncataloged RailKing O Gauge Alco RS-1 Diesel Locomotives Announced

July 22, 2021 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has announced the production of the RailKing O Gauge Alco RS-1 Diesel Locomotives in three special liveries for Patrick's Trains in Wheeling, West Virginia. These very limited locomotive releases, each available in two cab numbers, are only available for order on a first-come, first-served basis. The anticipated delivery is December 2021.

Item No. 30-20871-1 U.S. Army Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
Cab No. 1843 Ulysses S. Grant
Pre-Order Price: $359.99 (plus freight)
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Item No. 30-20872-1 U.S. Army Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
Cab No. 1840 William Tecumseh Sherman
Pre-Order Price: $359.99 (plus freight)
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Item No. 30-20877-1 Jersey Central Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
Cab No. 1202
Pre-Order Price: $359.99 (plus freight)
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Item No. 30-20878-1 Jersey central Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
Cab No. 1204
Pre-Order Price: $359.99 (plus freight)
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Item No. 30-20932-1 Duluth South Shore & Atlantic Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
Cab No. 101
Pre-Order Price: $359.99 (plus freight)
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Item No. 30-20933-1 Duluth South Shore & Atlantic Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
Cab No. 102
Pre-Order Price: $359.99 (plus freight)
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ABOUT THE RAILKING O GAUGE ALCO RS-1 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE

The American Locomotive Company pioneered the multi-purpose "road switcher" design in 1941 with its 1000 hp RS-1. Alco's designers added a second, shorter hood to a basic switcher to make room for a steam boiler for passenger train heat. The short hood also afforded the crew additional accident protection. Smoother-riding trucks made the RS-1 suitable for the higher road speeds that would be daunting in a typical switcher. Although EMD's later GP7 and GP9 sold better and really established the road switcher as a universal locomotive, the RS-1 had the longest production run of any American-made diesel. The last new RS-1 left Alco's shops in 1960.

Interestingly, the first two years of RS-1 production went to the military. The 13 units that had been delivered to American railroads were requisitioned from their owners, and, along with 144 additional engines, were sent to Iran, Russia, and U.S. Army posts. These RS-1s were fitted with three-axle trucks to make them suitable for lighter rail on overseas roads. A group that plied the Trans-Iranian Railroad became known as "the diesels that saved Russia" because they brought in food and other supplies after the Luftwaffe had crippled Russian shipping. These engines later became the prototype for Russia's own early diesels.

Order directly from:

Patrick's Trains
142 29th Street
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003
(304) 232-0714
www.patstrains.com
patstrains@aol.com

M.T.H. Electric Trains will be releasing several limited-edition releases of the RailKing SW-8 and SW-9 Diesel Engines in a total of four different liveries later this Fall. These unique releases are expected to arrive in December 2021.

Check out each of these offerings HERE.

These items are available to order from your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.


M.T.H. Electric Trains will be releasing several limited-edition releases of the RailKing Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine in four different liveries later this Fall. These unique releases are expected to arrive in December 2021.

Check out each of these offerings HERE.

These items are available to order from your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.


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Not committing to any more pre-orders as I will be retiring in 2022. If you order some extras, I might snag one depending on my situation by the time it arrives. I have everything MTH has put out in CNJ, so it’s not a must have item. IMO, it should have been offered years ago.

Still waiting on the N.Y. Dock 44 Tonner which is long overdue.

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