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Switcher Saturday: 2018-June-23

MNCW ·
Happy Switcher Saturday everyone. I am "pinch-hitting" this week's topic for our friend, Rich Murnane. If this is your first time stumbling upon our topic, I would suggest that this be the creed of all switcher lovers: We are a bunch of humble, switcher-loving, do-gooders who love all things switcher-related. So, if you have a switcher, have a picture of a switcher or smell like a switcher, post your switcher pictures, here! Did I mention how humble we are? If you missed last week's post,...
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BAR GP7 #63 ·
Leroof: Thank you very much. I really appreciate your kind words. I waiting many years if Atlas, MTH or Lionel build HH660 in O-scale, but no. So my friend John and I build that HH660 with TMCC. I have now two SBR engines Baldwin RF16 Sharknose "Bruce" & Alco HH660 "Anchor" and more SBR engines coming after 2-3 months. Also the first SBR passenger car is coming with some freight cars. Johan
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Leroof ·
Oh wow this switcher Saturday is rapidly becoming my favorite regular visitation! the prototype photos are really fantastic as the model photos! but I must say that while I like All of the photos and entries my favorite this weekend is at shark bay. Crazy about that grey HH. I had one once when in 2 rail O scale. Is that a Car Works HH660 conversion to three rail? Btw BAR GP7#67, Nice layout, cool switchers!
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Re: C&O Heritage Site, Clifton Forge

Nick Chillianis ·
Thanks for sharing. I'll never forget the three NJ Transit trips that I rode behind her at track speed (79 MPH). Open vestibules, no diesels and no slip and fall lawyers aboard (that I know of). On one of the trips, she carried a N&W hooter for the guest of honor, O. Winston Link. That was trip that I decided to carry only my scanner and forego photography and audio recordings like I did on the other two. Here is one of my audio recordings as we departed Port Jervis and climbed...
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49Lionel ·
I'll second that. Free admission to the Heritage Center and the subscription to the magazine are both worth the price of membership.
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jeremy ferrell ·
Thanks for visiting. The O-gauge layout in the freight house is going under for a complete overhaul this winter. Should be an announcement soon to come detailing those plans. if your not a member you should consider joining. Its money well spent without question.
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C&Osteam ·
Love the recordings
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trumptrain ·
Good morning fellow SWSAT friends!! Wonderful photos and information everyone!! I learn LOTS from you guys!! Tom - Thanks for firing up the SWSAT thread this morning! Your Docksider C-16 looks absolutely stunning!! I also love the back story you have created to support the clean B&O lettering. The B&O directive form which confirms your story is fabulous! I LOVE it! Your work is inspiring me to make some improvements on my own C16. As I've been teaching music camp all week, I've had...
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CBS072 ·
Switchers on ex Rock Island tracks between Sunray and Etter/Cactus in the Texas Panhandle back in 2002. Switcher working the grain elevator at Etter Texas, the jct of ex Santa Fe and Rock Island tracks.
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MNCW ·
Not switcher related, but thought you might like this...I was Googling around and found a recent tour of the Union Pacific Steam Shop in Cheyenne, WY. Some of it is hard to hear due to background shop noises, but still interesting. Tom
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briansilvermustang ·
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SIRT ·
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Steamer ·
big improvement Tom! Central of New Jersey #1 Communipaw NJ - 10/1931 two shots of #5 Elizabethport NJ - 04/29/51 #27 Dunnellen NJ - 12/29/47
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Soo Nut ·
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MNCW ·
Thanks Joe. Tom
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CNJ #1601 ·
Hey Tom, for future reference, Micro-Mark offers some of the most popular old Floquil Polly Scale colors (including Grimy Black) in its MicroLux line of paints. Click here to see their selection. Nice job on the docksider!
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RSJB18 ·
Happy SWSat! Thanks for starting us off this week Tom and thanks for the shout out. The "Switchers Creed" is perfect! I have been in contact with Rich and he is alive and well. Rumors of his abduction at the hands of some Class 1 road engineers have been unfounded. That C-16 looks sharp Tom. You weathering looks good. Mine are still nice and shiny and will stay that way for a while. I don't know if I will start weathering mine or not. Leaning toward not at this point. Andy- nice shots of the...
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Silver Lake ·
Yay! SWSat is on! Tom knocks one out of the park in the first at bat! Here is some MTA work train action. Look at all the pretty LED lights on the lead unit. These were pulling the cleanest Subway flats I have ever seen. In new MOW Grey with lots of new reflective marks they look like they were newly painted. Here is an Icken boxcab on the NYSME layout. Last up a look into the future. I broke down and stayed up late and won an auction for a two rail C16. It needs some work I can tell...
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MNCW ·
Great pictures everyone. I haven't posted a picture of one of my prewar switchers lately, so here is a bonus picture with its "natural" weathering (aka dust). Tom
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MNCW ·
Thanks everyone for your comments about my Dockside. Just so you know, I have no intention of weathering my Right-Of-Way Dockside or any of my prewar Pennsy switchers! Tom
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MNCW ·
Brian, Looks like that marriage is going nowhere! Get it? Tom
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briansilvermustang ·
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briansilvermustang ·
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BAR GP7 #63 ·
Happy Switcher Saturday. Some switching/switcher pics around SBR -layout.
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CAPPilot ·
Nice!
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Tom Densel ·
I haven't been able to participate on SWSAT the past few weeks due to other commitments. This might be a repeat, but if I can't remember then most of you won't either!! Tom
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MELGAR ·
Four New York Central switchers. MELGAR
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franktrain ·
Here's a trio of BNSF remote control power waiting for its turn on the hump today At Galesburg, Il Railroad Days. Had a nice tour of the BNSF train yard.
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Lou N ·
Wow! The last time I saw anything by Fred Icken was at Al Staufer's house many years ago. You have a masterpiece. Lou N
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Leroof ·
Ahh, I have seen "Bruce the shark"in your previous photos. Has a great grin!
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RSJB18 ·
Great job this week Tom @MNCW Rich who????
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Jim R. ·
Who made that Alco HH660?
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BAR GP7 #63 ·
Jim: My friend John and I build that HH660, I use some old Lione Alcol S2 trucks and parts & TMCC. Johan
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C&O Heritage Site, Clifton Forge

C&Osteam ·
Took a few minutes to visit this treasure.
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luvindemtrains ·
Hi, Do you have a full pic of the unit in pic #7? Dave
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Mark Boyce ·
Thank you for the photographs!! Looks like a great place to visit. I don't recall seeing signs for it when we were through Clifton Forge. Oh wait, we were there between 1985 and 1990!! Time flies!! I took a look at the Website, but did not see any information dating the museum, just a history of the C&O itself.
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kanawha ·
Recent addition to the Heritage Center: Ken
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Mark Boyce ·
Jeremy, Thank you! Well there you have it, we went through just around the time the C&O Historical Society was establishing itself in Clifton Forge, and way before the Heritage Center. There is another place to add to our retirement travels!!
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jeremy ferrell ·
This year celebrates 30 years of the COHS being based out of Clifton forge. However the heritage center has only been around for roughly 10 years. The society has an archive building and an annex facility a block or so away from the heritage center.
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luvindemtrains ·
Yes, that's what I thought it was. Love those Geeps!
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jeremy ferrell ·
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C&Osteam ·
Sorry. No. But I see others have filled in. 😄
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Steamer ·
Thanks for sharing. I wish Ross would paint 614 back to black.
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Western Maryland Senic Railroad

Jeff gibs ·
Anybody interested in the Western Maryland Senic Railroad might find this as a good place to go. The Railroad is in the process of restoring the C&O 1309. This was an event that I just saw that was posted.
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Jim McGehee ·
Thanks for the heads up. We will definitely be getting tickets. Conveniently only a couple of hours away from where we live.
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Carlisle and Finch #18 trolley ...circa 1904

Carey Williams ·
Hello tin plate world ... Carlisle and Finch were " thee big players" in the electric toy train world 1896-1910 ...each year they would bring out new items and improve the old . 1904 was a big year for C&F with major expansion of several freight cars, big series passenger cars, improved Interurban, a Summer Trolley and the #18 trolley ...towering over the smaller #1 and #42 trolleys. This particle #18 has been across the nation and back ...( not under it's own power) ..originally in the...
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MNCW ·
Carey, Very interesting including the ties to Ward Kimball. Thanks for posting. Can you imagine an original price of $4.50? Tom
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philo426 ·
Wow!sure runs well despite being over a century old! Where did you find the track and how many volts does it take to operate?
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Seacoast ·
A Very interesting part of toy train history, thank you for sharing this story.
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