LOCOMOTIVE NOW AVAILABLE!
(Hear what fellow modelers had to say...)
Atlas O is proud to introduce highly-detailed models of
these modern passenger locomotives. Each loco will feature details specific to the road
name, and will be available in two road numbers.
Each Atlas O AEM-7/ALP-44 includes:
- Highly detailed bodies with true ¼" dimensions and
- Die-cast chassis, truck sideframes and pilots
- Scale handrails and cut levers
- Separately-applied grab irons
- Detailed cab interior with fully painted crew member
- Operating pantographs that can be wired for overhead power
- Directional headlights
- Directional marker lights
- 8-wheel drive
- High performance Pittman motor
- Dual flywheels
- Accurate painting and printing
- Die-cast Lionel compatible couplers
- Traction tires
All 3-rail units come complete with LocoMatic
Control which gives you total
train control with the push of a button. Featuring:
- 10 buttons for 15 different locomotive functions
- Operates in both conventional and command control
- Works with all traditional and modern tranformers
- Included with the new AEM-7/ALP-44 units with nothing else to buy!
- Easy hook-up; no special wiring required
An easy and fun way to operate your new
AEM-7/ALP-44! Click here for more
detailed info on the LocoMatic Control System...
Additional 3-rail features:
- Horn, bell and blower sounds
- Flashing warning lights that are activated with horn and
- Selector switches for either forward-first or neutral-first
- Volume control
- Fully compatible with all classic and modern power supplies,
including Lionel TrainMaster in conventional mode.
Additional 2-rail features:
- All-wheels insulated with 8-wheel pickup
- NMRA DCC socket
- Kadee compatible scale couplers
- Minimum radius: 0-54
The following road names will be available. (There will be two
road numbers per road name.)
*Amtrak is a registered trademark of the National Railroad
Passenger Corporation. The Atlas O Amtrak AEM-7 and passenger cars are an officially
licensed Amtrak product.
Needing a replacement for aging GG1 electric locomotives on its Northeast
Corridor, Amtrak began testing a variety of European electric passenger locomotives. The
Swedish Rc-4 locomotive, built by ASEA, proved to be best-suited for the rigorous
Metroliner Service, Amtrak had envisioned between New York and Washington.
The first AEM-7s began arriving in November of 1979
and continued to be built throughout the 1980-s. Packing 7000 HP into a locomotive
car body only 51 in length, the AEM-7 consistently achieves speeds of 125 mph in
In addition to the Amtrak units, AEM-7s have been
purchased by MARC and SEPTA for commuter service out of Washington DC and Philadelphia.
In 1990, NJ Transit received the first of their fleet of
ALP-44s. Basically, an AEM-7 with NJ Transit specified options, the ALP-44 has
proven highly successful in New Jersey commuter operations.