Atlas Gold C420 Phase 1 V&N #204 Diesel Locomotive – 10001145


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  • Newly redesigned AAR type B truck sideframes with optional bearing covers
  • Long hood with or without dynamic brake detail (used where appropriate)
  • Long Island Railroad units will feature correct air horn placement and include smoke deflectors for the long hood
  • Flat or “step” pilots (used where appropriate)
  • 3,100-gallon fuel tank


Additional Features:

  • Separately applied scale detail parts include: windshield wipers, metal grab irons, coupler cut levers, multiple-unit hoses, train line hoses, fine scale handrails, drop steps and cab sun shades
  • See through step detail on sill
  • Etched metal radiator walkway
  • Painted crew members
  • Factory-equipped with AccuMate(R) knuckle couplers
  • Coupler pocket designed to accept AccuMate(R) Proto-couplers
  • Directional lighting with golden-white LEDs
  • Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds


Atlas Master(R) Gold Series Additional Features:

  • Electronic Dual-Mode(R) Decoder (e-DMD) that allows your locomotive to run in DCC or traditional DC


QSI(R) Quantum System(TM) Features:
(Atlas Master Series Gold locomotives only)

  • NEW QSI Titan Sound Technology
  • 2nd Generation, proprietary sound processor for an increase in sound quality and variety
  • Ability to cut, paste and upgrade to new sounds with the Quantum Programmer (sold separately)
  • 64 simultaneous sound channels


Note: Due to the higher starting voltage required to operate the sound system, it is not possible to MU a non-sound-equipped loco in DC (analog) mode

The C420s represents both low and high short hood phase 1 models. All low nose models on this run represent locomotives originally owned by Lehigh Valley. The LV C420s were transferred to Delaware & Hudson when Conrail was formed in 1976. LV 405 was later sold by the D&H but eventually returned to home territory in Scranton, PA and is now operating as Delaware-Lackawanna 405 in their attractive gray/white “corporate” scheme.

All high short hood models on this run represent locomotives originally owned by the Long Island RR. The Long Island models are decorated in the later “MTA” blue & yellow paint scheme. When their lease expired in 1976, LI’s phase 1 C420s were initially sent to storage on the Delaware & Hudson and Morristown & Erie railroads. Some were leased by the D&H for a short time in 1977 and operated in patched LI blue & yellow paint. All were eventually sold to various railroads throughout North America. Canada is represented on this run by Roberval & Saguenay, a Quebec shortline, while Mexico is represented by two Nacionales de Mexico C420s. These locomotives are notable as being some of the few N de M diesels set up to run long hood forward and their paint scheme reflects this. Two short lines round out the set with Buffalo Southern 2010 being a former Susquehanna unit that is still in service today. The short-lived Vermont Northern operated a line that eventually became the Lamoille Valley Railroad.



Additional information

Weight 40 oz
Dimensions 12 × 6 × 4 in


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