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.
The engines are Weaver models and the cars are Atlas O.
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!
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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!
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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.
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.
Melgar - Double Heading Steam is always twice the fun and yours look sharp. Nice looking layout too.
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.
On the other side of town the crew on the Plymouth is shifting a few cars for customers.
Everyone have a great weekend.
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!!
Awesome thread today everybody!
On the road with the family today, will try to post a pic before the weekend is over.
Enjoyed every post. Great fun, guys! Thanks to 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.
Nice model Thomas.
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!
Have a good week All!