On a daily basis, one could see two RS-2’s powering a general merchandise freight, plying the hills with a loaded coal train coming back from the tipple, or running a passenger train at speed. The Delaware & Hudson would later retrofit their fleet with steam boilers and water tanks for passenger service. The Laurentian was one such service it powered, with dual RS-2’s and a striking lightning stripe consist. Alco and Canadian counterpart, Montreal Locomotive Works, successfully built over 370 of these versatile locomotives for railroads large and small. A good example was the Southern, Delaware & Hudson, and the New York Central ordered over 20 each, whereas the Birmingham Southern and the Texas and Pacific railroads both ordered just a single locomotive. The success of the RS-2 would later pave the way for the RS-3. Today, only a handful of prototypes exist, mostly in museums or on tourists operations.
- Slow Speed Motor
- Golden-White LED s
- Directional lighting
- Dual brass flywheels
- Low-friction mechanism
- Dynamic brakes
- Factory-installed AccuMate® magnetic knuckle couplers
- Accurate painting and lettering
Standard Locomotives are Decoder Ready.
DCC Locomotives come with Decoder Factory-Intstalled.