Atlas N Scale Fairbanks Morse H-24-66 Train Master, DC
Southern Pacific (Black/Silver/Orange) #4800
Atlas Item # 40 002 801
- Ends with large number boards and a single headlight
- Golden-white LED’s
- Directional lighting
- Painted safety rails
- Etched metal grilles
- Blackened metal wheels
- Scale Speed motor
- Factory-installed AccuMate® magnetic knuckle couplers
The H-24-66 was a diesel-electric railway locomotive model produced by Fairbanks-Morse and its Canadian licensee, the Canadian Locomotive Company. These six-axle hood unit road switchers, known as Train Masters, were deployed in the United States and Canada during the 1950s. Each locomotive produced 2,400 horsepower. They were the successor to the Consolidated line of cab units produced by F-M and CLC in the 1950s. In common with other F-M locomotives, the Train Master units employed an opposed piston-design prime mover. The official model designation was H-24-66 and rode on a pair of drop equalized three-axle “Trimount” trucks giving it an C-C wheel arrangement.
Touted by Fairbanks-Morse as the most useful locomotive ever built upon its introduction in 1953, the 2,400 horsepower H-24-66 Train Master was the most powerful single-engine diesel locomotive available, legendary for its pulling power and rapid acceleration. Perhaps it was simply ahead of its time, as no competitor offered a locomotive with an equal horsepower rating until the ALCO RSD-7 entered production in January, 1954.