I pulled out some of my switchers today, as I'm trying to go thru my engines and give them what I call a tune-up ( clean and relube etc ) every pic here is a different engine, I have some duplicates. IMG_8769IMG_8770IMG_8771IMG_8772IMG_8773IMG_8774IMG_8775IMG_8776

Bill

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It is a cold December day in 1949 and the shifters are busy.  An H10, usually working a local, is working the yard today and is the yardmaster's favorite engine.  Like the C1 in back, it can move a lot of cars but unlike the C1 is more reliable on the less than perfect track of the east yard.  The H10 was a good engine and the Pennsy kept many of them to the end of steam.  The C1, however, will be gone in a couple of years.

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The engines are Weaver models and the cars are Atlas O.

Ron

 

TCA, TTOS, NCT, LCCA, PRRT&HS

 

Volunteers don't get paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless!  Author Sherry Anderson

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rtraincollector posted:

I pulled out some of my switchers today, as I'm trying to go thru my engines and give them what I call a tune-up ( clean and relube etc ) every pic here is a different engine, I have some duplicates. IMG_8769

In the spirit of the thing you might have started with:

Please share an image, a video, a story, a happy thought etc., related to a switching loco of any era or scale!

Switcher Saturday guidelines:

1. Everybody continues to be nice.  In the digital age it's too easy to forget that words on a screen were typed by a living person.  It's never been an issue on this thread yet, and I think we should be proud of that.

2. The subject here is small locomotive power of all kinds.  3 rail O is a given,  but all are welcome,  Full size, Hongz, live steam,  park RR's, industrial critters,  clockwork specials etc.  You get the idea!

3. This weekly thread starts on Saturday but is open all week.   Feel free to check out old threads. Here is a link to last week's thread.

4.  This thread is in the photo album section to follow the terms of service of the OGR forum website.   In that same vein, please only post pictures of your own or those you have permission to use here.  Think it's cool but can't find a way to get copy and paste permission,  no problem,  just post a link instead.

5. Have fun!

Lew

 

All photos are mine unless specifically noted otherwise.

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

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Photos and video show New York Central steam switchers 0-4-0 #901 and 0-6-0 #231 double-headed on my 10’-by-5’ layout. These are older MTH Premier models with PS-2 that I have been running double-headed in conventional mode for years. Together, they sound like an articulated locomotive and are the most interesting motive power that fits on the layout.

MELGAR

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RTRAINCOLLECTOR ( Bill) - Very nice collection of Postwar Switchers

CAPPILOT (Ron) - That Weaver Steamer and Tender look sharp and have great details. 

Here's my small contribution. My new to me K-Line C&NW switcher next to my Marx ATSF switcher.

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Dean

Born in the land of the Monon

Live in the land of the 611 and 1218

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Melgar - Double Heading Steam is always twice the fun and yours look sharp. Nice looking layout too.

Dean

Born in the land of the Monon

Live in the land of the 611 and 1218

Happy SWSat!

Lot's of great pix so far

This week the PRR shop foreman called the FM-10-44 into the shops for repairs. The engine is making some strange noises and the crew doesn't want to risk blowing a control board out. A NW-2 was put out on the switching jobs as a very able replacement.

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On the other side of town the crew on the Plymouth is shifting a few cars for customers.

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Everyone have a great weekend.

Bob

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

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                     happy "SWSat" !!

                      switchers at General Mills...

 

 

 

 

 

                         and a couple switchers at the Anderson's....

 

                              have a great weekend everyone !

 

 

 

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Good morning fellow switcher fans!  Great photos and videos everyone!  Here is a Ma & Pa SW1 switcher at the point of a log trains as it makes its way along the FSJR Mountain Division.  Have a wonderful weekend everyone!! IMG_7732IMG_7728IMG_7735IMG_7739IMG_7758IMG_7791IMG_7772IMG_7750

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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Awesome thread today everybody!

On the road with the family today,  will try to post a pic before the weekend is over. 

May God Bless us all.

John. Be safe and see you next weekend on SWSAT and  thanks everyone for the likes the week it feels good posting again and getting some train time in also all of you guys pics this week are just fantastic. 

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Here you go gang, not quite a toy, but a micro version of the real thing.  On display at the PA RR Museum. 

May God Bless us all.

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Guys - GEYSERGAZER, I apologize for not following all the rules, but I just couldn't get this posted yesterday.  I figured better a day late than not at all.

The Rock Island switch crew is moving a few home cars around late in the day.  Just trying to avoid that "per diem" charge because someone on an earlier shift left that RI  boxcar in the wrong yard.  Now it's another short trip (but its 2 hr min OT rule) to get it home, then Sunday dinner! 

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Have a good week All!

Don McErlean

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Favorite locomotive as a kid...

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Favorite model as an adult...

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Thomas,

Where was the picture taken of the real switcher?

Lou N

abbrail posted:
 

Lou,

The shot of 1502 was taken in Barberton at Snyder Ave. looking East.

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Thank you very much Thomas.  Its time to go exploring.

Lou N

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