I personally love Lionel Model Railroading Locomotives, but there are several other excellent locomotives on the market.  The Atlas O Industrial Rail 4-4-2 Atlantic Steam Locomotive is a new product from the Atlas Model Railroad Company, and I think it’s a great locomotive.

According to Whyte notation, a steam locomotive that has a two-axle leading truck, two powered driving axles and a one-axle trailing truck is referred to as a 4-4-2 or “Atlantic”.  Atlantics, while not well-fitted for mountain runs or long distances, were perfect for short runs at 70-100mph due to the large diameter driving wheels the possessed.  Built for passenger service, many railroads employed the use of this type of steam locomotive for express, commute and local service.  One of the most well-known fleets of 4-4-2s were those in the service of the Pennsylvania Railroad, who had many in operation on their rail lines.

The Atlas O Industrial Rail 4-4-2 Atlantic Steam Locomotive is based upon the Pennsylvania Railroad prototype, and features Die-Cast Steam Locomotive and Tender, transformer-activated whistle and bell sounds, electrical pickup on both locomotive and tender, an illuminated headlight, puffing smoke, and is realistically painted and lettered.  Check it out when you have the chance, and Happy Railroading!

2 Responses to “Atlas Model Railroad Company”

  1. Mal says:

    Atlas makes great model trains..i just bought the 100 code Starter track & was wondering if my Bachmann locomotives will run on it

  2. The Conductor says:

    Hey Mal,
    Thanks for the question. Which Bachmann locomotives are you looking to run on the 100 code Starter track?

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