This past week the purchasing department of the New York Central Train Layout was able to secure the purchase of a used Atlas Classic RS1 painted and lettered for the Long Island Railroad. The Atlas RS1 joins two other Atlas RS1s, NYC and PRR, already in the fleet. The three Atlas RS1s are excellent runners, strong pullers and impressive in their detail. The LIRR RS1 is painted in the gray and orange scheme with the Dashing Dan herald on the side. This paint scheme was applied in the mid 1960s so it fits in perfectly with my target modeling era.
On the prototype the L.I.R.R. owned five Alco RS1s numbered 461-465 classed as AGP10sc with 1,000 hp weighing in at 249,700 pounds that were delivered in 1948 and 1949. The L.I.R.R. also owned four Alco RS1s numbered 466-469, classed as AGP10msc that had 1,000 hp weighed in at 249,700 pounds and were delivered in 1950.
A check of George Elwood's Fallen Flags website shows the 461 in a prior paint scheme with a passenger train in 1962 http://rr-fallenflags.org/li/li461acz.jpg
Here is the 461 at Sunnyside Yard in 1976. www.trainsarefun.com
Atlas Classic Long Island RR RS1 # 461 has arrived on the projects table