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Alco C-420 Diesels
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ALCo built a total of 131 Century 420 locomotives between 1963 and 1969.
Powered by a 12-cylinder, turbocharged, 2,000-hp 251-series prime mover, the C420’s direct competitor in 1963 was the EMD GP18. In fact, EMD did not offer a 12-cylinder, 2,000-hp prime mover until the GP39 model was produced in 1969. The shorter 12-cylinder engine block allowed the C420 to have its distinctive set-back cab and extended short hood.

The first road to purchase the C420 was the Lehigh & Hudson River, with its first two units built in 1963. The largest fleet was purchased by the Long Island Railroad, with 30 units built between 1963 and 1968. All were equipped with a high short hood which housed a steam generator for passenger service. Over time, the largest fleet of C420s was amassed by the Louisville & Nashville. While only 26 units were purchased new, their total fleet grew to well over 60 units through mergers and acquisitions. The C420 can still be found in daily service today in the US. Currently the largest fleet of C420s is operated by the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad.

Atlas’ first release of the C420 is a low-nose “phase 1” model. The combination of stanchions mounted into the top of the walkway deck and a high-mounted engine air intake (located ahead of the radiator area) identifies this C420 variant. Phase 1 models were produced between June 1963 and October 1964 and this first production run covers all original owners of the low nose version. The 2nd run introduced Phase 2A and Phase 2B versions. And the newly announced 3rd run will offer the Hi-Nosed version for the first time.

Check out these great features

  • Flat or "step" pilots used where appropriate
  • Long hood with or without dynamic brake detail used where appropriate
  • 3,100 or 2,400 gallon fuel tank as appropriate for road name
  • Separately-applied coupler cut levers
  • Painted safety rails
  • Dual flywheels
  • Directional lighting
  • Blackened metal wheels
  • Scale Speed™ motor
  • Factory installed AccuMate® magnetic couplers Directional Lighting
  • Low nose headlight in low position used where appropriate per road name
  • DCC ready or with factory installed DCC
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Alco Century High Hood 420
Atlas Delaware & Hudson C420
Delaware & Hudson C-420 Hi Hood rd # 214
ITEM # AT-40 000 336- Blue/Yellow
$87.75
List: $129.95
Delaware & Hudson DCC C-420 Hi Hood rd # 212
ITEM # AT-40 000 353 - Blue/Yellow
$107.95
LIST: $159.95
Delaware & Hudson DCC C-420 Hi Hood rd # 214
ITEM # AT-40 000 354 - Blue/Yellow
$107.95
LIST: $159.95
Atlas Long Island Alco C-420
Long Island C-420 Hi Hood rd # 201
ITEM # AT-40 000 338 - Blue/Yellow
$87.75
List: $129.95
Long Island DCC C-420 Hi Hood rd # 201
ITEM # AT-40 000 355 - Blue/Yellow
$107.95
LIST: $159.95
Long Island DCC C-420 Hi Hood rd # 205
ITEM # AT-40 000 356 - Blue/Yellow
$107.95
LIST: $159.95
Atlas NdeM Alco C-420
NdeM DCC C-420 Hi Hood rd # 201
ITEM # AT-40 000 342 - Dark Green/Red/Yellow
$87.75
List: $129.95
NdeM DCC C-420 Hi Hood rd # 220
ITEM # AT-40 000 343 - Dark Green/Red/Yellow
$87.75
List: $129.95
NdeM DCC C-420 Hi Hood rd # 201
ITEM # AT-40 000 357 - Dark Green/Red/Yellow
$107.95
LIST: $159.95
NdeM DCC C-420 Hi Hood rd # 220
ITEM # AT-40 000 358- Dark Green/Red/Yellow
$107.95
LIST: $159.95

Roberval & Saguenay C-420 Hi Hood rd # 34
ITEM # AT-40 000 344 - Yellow/Black/Green
$87.75
List: $129.95
Roberval & Saguenay C-420 Hi Hood rd # 35
ITEM # AT-40 000 345 - Yellow/Black/Green
$87.75
List: $129.95
Roberval & Saguenay C-420 Hi Hood rd # 39
ITEM # AT-40 000 346 - Yellow/Black/Green
$87.75
List: $129.95
Susquehanna DCC C-420 Hi Hood, rd #2002
ITEM # AT-40 000 154 - Maroon/Yellow

$103.95
LIST: $154.95

Susquehanna DCC C-420 Hi Hood, rd #260
ITEM # AT-40 000 155 - Black/Yellow

$103.95
LIST: $154.95

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Virginia & Maryland C-420 Hi Hood, rd #200
ITEM # AT-40 000 140 - Maroon/Gold

$79.95
LIST: $119.95

Virginia & Maryland DCC C-420 Hi Hood, rd #200
ITEM # AT-40 000 152 - Maroon/Gold

$103.95
LIST: $154.95

Virginia & Maryland DCC C-420 Hi Hood, rd #202
ITEM # AT-40 000 153 - Maroon/Gold

$103.95
LIST: $154.95

 
Alco Century 420
Appache Railway DCC C-420, rd #82
ITEM # AT-40 000 208 - Green/White

$103.95
LIST: $154.95

Appache Railway DCC C-420, rd #84
ITEM # AT-40 000 209 - Green/White

$103.95
LIST: $154.95

Delaware & Hudson C-420, rd #413
ITEM # AT-40000013 - Blue/Yellow

$73.95
LIST: $109.95



Delaware & Hudson C-420, rd # 405
ITEM # AT-40 000 330 - Blue/Yellow
$87.75
List: $129.95
Delaware & Hudson C-420, rd # 407
ITEM # AT-40 000 362 - Blue/Yellow
$87.75
List: $129.95
Atlas Erie Mining Alco C-420
New - Phase 2b
Erie Mining C-420, rd # 4219
ITEM # AT-40 000 196 - Yellow/Red, LN w/o Nose Light
$79.95
LIST: $119.95
Erie Mining C-420, rd # 7222
ITEM # AT-40 000 197 - Yellow/Red, LN w/o Nose Light
$79.95
LIST: $119.95
Lehigh & Hudson River DCC C-420, rd #26
ITEM # AT-40000123 - Blue/Lt Gray , Phase 2B

$94.75
LIST: $139.95

Lehigh & Hudson River DCC C-420, rd #29
ITEM # AT-40000124 - Blue/Lt Gray , Phase 2B

$94.75
LIST: $139.95

Lehigh Valley DCC C-420, rd #407
ITEM # AT-40 000 148 -Cornell Red/Yellow

$103.95
LIST: $154.95

Atlas Lehigh Valley C-420
Lehigh Valley C-420, rd # 406
ITEM # AT-40 000 332 - Tuscan Red/Yellow
$87.75
List: $129.95
Lehigh Valley DCC C-420, rd # 406
ITEM # AT-40 000 350 - Tuscan Red/Yellow
$107.95
LIST: $159.95

Lehigh Valley DCC C-420, rd # 411
ITEM # AT-40 000 351 - Red/Yellow
$107.95
LIST: $159.95

New - Phase 2b
Louisville & Nashville C-420, rd # 1306
ITEM # AT-40 000 200 - Gray/Yellow , LN w/Nose Light
$79.95
LIST: $119.95
Piedmont & Northern C-420, rd #2001
ITEM # AT-40000034 - Black/Yellow, Phase 2B

$73.95
LIST: $109.95

 
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