#SwitcherSaturday is back!!!!

 

Lots of us out there love switchers (shifters, docksiders, yard goats, etc.), so lets keep #SwitcherSaturday (a.k.a. SWSAT) rolling!

 

Last week we had some great pictures and comments, take a peek here!
https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/t...saturday-2015-oct-30

 

DID YOU DO YOUR HOMEWORK???

Last week I got a request from a fellow Switcher Saturday contributor, suggesting we do something different one week, so did you get some pictures ready of....
Your favorite switcher coupled with your favorite cabin car/caboose.

 

Today at the Murnane house we have my NYC 0-4-0 #1665 (Lionel 6-18054) on switching duty, pulling some "varnish" and a covered hopper around my yard!
I have to admit, I'm not sure if this one is my favorite or not, but it is certainly one of them!

 

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I hope everyone enjoys their weekend, if you get a chance, please post some pictures or video of your favorite switchers!

Best...Rich Murnane

 

p.s. Miss the post on Saturday? NO BIG DEAL, just keep posting pictures of your favorites until the next #SwitcherSaturday
p.s.s. No big deal if you didn't do your homework either! Just post what you like!

 

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Hey Howard (sawdust43), welcome to the party!  Looks great, good job!!!!!
 
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"switcher saturday" homework assignment completed...

 

howard...

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Another "homework" assignment completed...

 

I normally model Midwest and western railroads on the scale side of S.  I use the Hirail side of S for stuff outside those regions.

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Rusty

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I did my homework. For the subject of this week's post, I picked one of my sentimental favorites: the Raritan River Railroad. During the period I was chasing Raritan River trains in the late 70s, the cabooses in service were of New Haven and Rutland origins. The Raritan River often ran trains with the caboose positioned ahead of the power to facilitate switching moves. I've included a shot which shows that practice.

 

Bob

 

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I thought this was kinda neat .......

 

"BNSF Switchers return to mainline after serviceing a local industry"

 

Houston TX 07/2011

 

 

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Yay SWSat!

 

The dog ate my homework.

 

I am posting pics this week of the 0-6-0 Tank switchers of the E. J. Lavino company. They had plant sites in Pennsylvania, Virginia and California. Interestingly there are preserved tank switchers in all of those states ( although the particular engines are not necessarily the engines that worked in those states).  I have seen all three of the preserved engines in the various museum locations. I always liked the looks of these with thier big circle L. Like Lavern and Shirley.

 

The 2 spot unfortunately was not preserved but it looks meet so I'm including it.

The #3 lives in Steamtown, Scranton PA.

#10 made the trip out west to the Pacific Southwest RR Museum in Campo CA.

True blue number 34 is living near the glamor queen NW #611 at the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke VA.

 

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Well... I don't have a new picture of:

 

"Your favorite switcher coupled with your favorite cabin car/caboose."

 

Could have taken a new pic, but I've got too many things going on and I'm feeling lazy to boot, soooo...

 

Thought I'd repost a pic that I shared some time ago. It's the only model pic I have of an engine w/caboose.  So, it's not necessarily my FAVORITE engine/caboose... but it is AMONG my "favorites".

 

Anyway, here's KC&G RS-3 #255 trundling through the West Bottoms on a caboose hop with KC&G caboose 1223 trailing behind...

 

(Scale: HO.)

  

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Now, for an update of sorts:

 

Much to my surprise, here a couple months ago I received a notification from my online hobby supplier that Atlas had just received a shipment of models that was not supposed to be received for a number of months yet. Models that I had reserved.  So, $380 lighter, I received two undecorated Atlas Gold S-2 switchers complete with DCC/Sound.  These will become KC&G engines.

 

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I received back from the sound guy my two engines that I had sent to him for DCC/Sound installation. While in his possession, he installed a sound decoder into the Atlas HH-660 that is destined to become Kansas City Terminal #50, as well as installing DCC/Sound into my first KC&G to receive DCC/Sound: RS-3 #269. It's cool to hear a this first KC&G unit burbling and wheezing along the rails instead of just silently gliding down the track!

 

Also, just this week I committed to purchasing 2 Tsunami GN-1000 EMD DCC/Sound decoders destined to be installed in my KC&G NW2 #136 and KC&G GP7 #412.  Once the sound guy has received the decoders, I will ship my two KC&G engines to him for installation. Slowly but surely the KC&G roster is having life breathed into it! (To me, sound helps to make them come alive.)

 

All fer now.

 

 

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Like picking which of your children you love the most.   Still, this H10-44 and N5c do something special for me.

 

 

 

Bruce

What an awesome Switcher Saturday!  Thank you everyone for making me smile when going through these posts this morning, really great pictures an comments.

 

We certainly have created something special here each week and I'm very grateful that you guys seem to be enjoying it as much as I am.

 

Now, off to think about next week!

 

p.s.  I originally didn't post the actual pictures I originally wanted to post, they are below!

 

Best...Rich Murnane

 

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Originally Posted by Murnane:

 

#SwitcherSaturday is back!!!!

 

Lots of us out there love switchers (shifters, docksiders, yard goats, etc.), so lets keep #SwitcherSaturday (a.k.a. SWSAT) rolling!

 

Last week we had some great pictures and comments, take a peek here!
https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/t...saturday-2015-oct-30

 

DID YOU DO YOUR HOMEWORK???

Last week I got a request from a fellow Switcher Saturday contributor, suggesting we do something different one week, so did you get some pictures ready of....
Your favorite switcher coupled with your favorite cabin car/caboose.

 

Today at the Murnane house we have my NYC 0-4-0 #1665 (Lionel 6-18054) on switching duty, pulling some "varnish" and a covered hopper around my yard!
I have to admit, I'm not sure if this one is my favorite or not, but it is certainly one of them!

 

 

 

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I hope everyone enjoys their weekend, if you get a chance, please post some pictures or video of your favorite switchers!

Best...Rich Murnane

 

p.s. Miss the post on Saturday? NO BIG DEAL, just keep posting pictures of your favorites until the next #SwitcherSaturday
p.s.s. No big deal if you didn't do your homework either! Just post what you like!

 

I love your inclusion of McSorley's in your layout. I spent way too much time there (in the real one, that is).

 

Silver Lake: I worked for E.J. Lavino Plymouth Meeting, Pa. in the 70's, well past steam.

I've seen the switcher in SteamTown, 611 is my favorite engine anonther reson to travel to the star city, maybe next year.

 

I'm hopeless! I think I'm going to have to move into the same doghouse that Scott Smith lives in most the time. No doubt about it, eBay is EVIL!

 

Just yesterday I succumbed and purchased this:

 

 

Mop_S-12  

 

And also this:

 

 

Undec_S-8  

The Missouri Pacific S-12 fills in the Mop void: First Mop switcher-type engine for my KC Lines theme.

 

The undecorated S-8 is destined to eventually become this:

  

 

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I'm so weak.

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