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Happy SWSat!

Thanks for manning the yardmasters office this week Nick. Nice 44T

Some more LIRR. I've been running my SW-8 and RS-3 this week. I also pulled out a custom car that Lionel did for the Railroad Museum of Long Island a couple of years ago. The car honors LI's rich duck farming history. In the late 1800's, duck farming became a huge industry on the east end of the Island. The RR was vital in moving the ducks from farm to the markets in NYC.

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Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Bob

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This week on Weekend Photo Fun, I am featuring 1961 uncatalogued Sears Set 9674 which is headed by new-for-61 Lionel Diesel Switcher 616.....

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Have a great and safe weekend, folks......

Peter

Love that mint looking 44 US Army set as well, Peter!  Nice to see that all the fins are intact. Unfortunately, many didn’t survive on my childhood set. Too many trackside battles in my house as the ChiComs invaded carpet central back in the day, LOL!

It is late 1949 and a C1, one of the last of the big engines left, is doing local duty today.  The photographer caught the engine shifting cars at the nearby public track.

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The engine is Weaver, boxcars are Atlas and the cabin is Lionel.

This was going to be a video but while practicing the engine stopped dead.  Sounds are good, but it make a mechanical noise when trying to move  Found a nut on the track

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TALES OF THE DOCKSIDER

Your Yardmaster received an unusual request this Saturday from the Worcester Consolidated Street Railway Co.  The extremely cold temperature today, 7 degrees, has caused breakdowns all over the trolley line.  The WCSRC general manager, short of equipment, called the B&A, hoping they would dispatch an engine to tow in a trolley disabled by an overheated transformer.

Your Yardmaster, of course, was more than happy to lend a hand.  He assigned the task to shop switcher X-8688 due to her record of reliability and because she could negotiate the sharp curves of the street railway system.

In photo 1 we see X-8688 coupling on to the trolley in front of the engine house.  Her crew noticed  a Falstaff Beer truck making a delivery to the local butcher shop and made a note to stop after work for some cold ones and a couple of pounds of hamburg.

Photo 2 shows X-8688 shoving the trolley into the trolley stop.  Photo 3 shows a couple and their golden retriever relaxing in the park adjacent to the trolley stop.  They are waiting to connect to a train at the station across the street.  The cannon in the photo is a plastic pencil sharpener!  I got the idea for the cannon from my good friend, Dick.

John

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Good Morning fellow switcher fans!  You all have some fantastic photos and videos posted this morning!!    Nick thank you for sitting in the hogger's seat,  filling in for JHZ563, and notching out the throttle to get us rolling this morning!

Today's photos and video are all about snow, since it's so blasted cold here in Maryland.  

Each fall the Free State Junction Railway MOW Snow Clearing Team performs a practice drill up on the Mountain Division ... using two B&O GP9s as power, a rotary plow, FA2 B unit to power the rotary, a combine tool car/bunk car, and flanger.  It's a good thing the FSJR does this drill because it's paying off this week!   This video shows the snow fighting drill in action back in the fall.  

This morning ...  truck helper watches the rotary in action as the GP9's 567 prime mover idles. IMG_7052

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Willy Jo Wilson tops off the tank of the GP9 as MOW worker Buford Kingsley closes the tailgate. IMG_7042

It takes a lot of switcher power to push the flanger through the deep drifts.

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@CAPPilot posted:

It is late 1949 and a C1, one of the last of the big engines left, is doing local duty today.  The photographer caught the engine shifting cars at the nearby public track.

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The engine is Weaver, boxcars are Atlas and the cabin is Lionel.

This was going to be a video but while practicing the engine stopped dead.  Sounds are good, but it make a mechanical noise when trying to move  Found a nut on the track

Great pics! I really like that AC Mack track side looks like it just unloaded or loaded with some freight

Another great SWSAT.  Thanks for starting us up Nick,  JHZ I swear pets have built in alarm clocks.  Our cats won't let me sleep in either.  Here's my contribution this week, shot while the Christmas "layout" was laid out.  Oops the video is too long.

IMG_0001Talk about running to the end of the track.  With no rails out front this guy looks like he's sitting on the ground.

20210910_222706Gotta love a Stanley Steamer!

2022-01-17 16.41.40Rob, one word, Niiiiiice!

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Rob, one word, Niiiiiice!

Thanks Joe. Don Fisher from the club had posted the car here on the F/S forum. They have some nice LIRR box cars for sale on their site at the moment. I believe Paul @Apples55 has the set.

Switching this morning with the new Lionel Southern GP-7  from the set…. I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

Very nice Jesse. Do you have an overall shot or track plan for your layout? Looks like a great switching pike.

Bob

Love that mint looking 44 US Army set as well, Peter!  Nice to see that all the fins are intact. Unfortunately, many didn’t survive on my childhood set. Too many trackside battles in my house as the ChiComs invaded carpet central back in the day, LOL!

That's the remake from the early aughts......and the additional sound car. The TMCC runs well but its AC Pullmor is anemic. I wish it had a decent can motor. The consist I have there is about all it will pull.

.......but it is sharp-looking!

Peter

Well hello SwSat fans, I missed last week as I was off to a TRAIN SHOW...our first in nearly 2 years, so it was an early launch, a drive of 128 miles and a day spent looking at trains (OH My!).

Today, I am using jhz's guidance that "switcher" Sat is open to all of the little locomotives that work hard on our Rail Roads.  So here is one who's birth in 1940 put it right at the cusp of the war...he lasted (more or less) until 1942 but how many trains were available after the 1942 Production Board order to stop making toys is unknown.  So today, lets look the Lionel #204 a 2-4-2 uncatalogued locomotive made 1940-42  as he labors with Lionel "outfit" 7117 circa '40-'41.  This came with a variety of cars, but one of the variations is the one pictured here which is # 655 boxcar, #654 Sunoco silver tank car, and # 657 caboose.

Here she is , one of the last of the pre-war die cast locomotives.

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Here she is pulling her "outfit" as Lionel always referred to "sets".  The 204 was used in 14 various outfits including 2 promotional in the period 1940-42  and came with a variety of tenders, the 1689 shown here and the 2689W with a whistle are the most common.

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Here is the rest of the train from the 1940 era

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Here is the full train in control of the #204.  By the way, after 82 years she still does work fine.

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Best wishes

Don

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That's the remake from the early aughts......and the additional sound car. The TMCC runs well but its AC Pullmor is anemic. I wish it had a decent can motor. The consist I have there is about all it will pull.

.......but it is sharp-looking!

Peter

I missed that little “pw” under the US! Still, a very sharp looking engine. My original doesn’t pull that much as well, but these are such beautiful engines.  I would have loved to be able to shoot those missiles with a cab 1 remote when I was a kid like yours does!

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Thanks Joe. Don Fisher from the club had posted the car here on the F/S forum. They have some nice LIRR box cars for sale on their site at the moment. I believe Paul @Apples55 has the set.

Bob

Sorry, Bob... close, but no single malt Your chicken car was done by the Railroad Museum of Long Island out on the East End. The cars I’ve been collecting came from the Nassau Lionel Operating Engineers - I think these are the “boxcars” you mentioned (actually a set of MOW cars)...

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@Apples55 posted:

Sorry, Bob... close, but no single malt Your chicken car was done by the Railroad Museum of Long Island out on the East End. The cars I’ve been collecting came from the Nassau Lionel Operating Engineers - I think these are the “boxcars” you mentioned (actually a set of MOW cars)...

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Right Island, wrong County....🤪🤪

I couldn't remember what thread you posted them on.

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