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Uncataloged RailKing O Gauge RS-1 Diesel Locomotives Announced

August 2, 2021 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has announced an exclusive RailKing Chesapeake & Ohio Alco RS-1 Diesel Locomotive for M.T.H. Authorized Retailer Dixie Union Station. Available in two cab numbers in very limited quantities on a first-come, first-served basis, the locomotive is anticipated to ship in December 2021

Item No. 30-20928-1 Chesapeake & Ohio Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
Cab No. 5114
Pre-Order Price: $329.95 (plus freight)

Item No. 30-20929-1 Chesapeake & Ohio Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
Cab No. 5115
Pre-Order Price: $329.95 (plus freight)

ABOUT THE ALCO RS-1 DIESEL ENGINE

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.

EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE THRU:

Dixie Union Station
110 W. Main Street
Mason, OH 45040
513-459-0460
http://www.dixieunionstation.com
rockylane@dixieunionstation.net

M.T.H. Electric Trains will be releasing several limited-edition releases of the RailKing AS-616 Diesel Locomotives 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 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.




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