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Uncataloged Rail King O Gauge RS-1 Diesel Locomotives Announced

July 25, 2021 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has announced two exclusive RailKing Alco RS-1 Diesel Locomotive roadnames for M.T.H. Authorized Retailer Public Delivery Track. Each roadname will be available in two cab numbers in very limited production quantities. Delivery is slated for December 2021.

Item No. 30-20873-1 Morristown & Erie Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
Cab No. 15
Early Order Price: $359.00
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Item No. 30-20874-1 Morristown & Erie Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
Cab No. 21
Early Order Price: $359.00
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Item No. 30-20875-1 Black River Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
Cab No. 58
Early Order Price: $359.00
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Item No. 30-20876-1 Black River Alco Rs-1 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
Cab No. 204
Early Order Price: $359.00
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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.

Order directly from:

Public Delivery Track
(805)226-0320
www.publicdeliverytrack.com
pdt212@gmail.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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