Switcher Saturday: 2018-August-18

It's #SwitcherSaturday Time!!!!

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

If you missed last week's SWSAT (like I did), you should really go take a look, it was lots of good fun!
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Today's picture from the Murnane house is of my B&O diesel sister switchers (K-Line Plymouth and Atlas-O SW900). They are both great looking little critters for sure.

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I hope everyone has a great weekend, have some switcher fun and when you get a chance - please post some switcher stuff here!

All the best...Rich Murnane

p.s. Miss the post on Saturday? NO BIG DEAL, just keep posting pictures of your favorites until the next #SwitcherSaturday

 

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New York Central Alco 0-4-0 #901 is an MTH Premier model with PS2. It’s ideal for slowly dragging two or three freight cars at slow speed around my small layout. The smaller the switcher, the better I like it.

MELGAR

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Yay! SWSat is rolling out!

This week I am posting some pictures I took Yesterday in North Creek NY of the crew packing up to ship out the diesels of the Saratoga and North Creek RR which has given up the ghost and stopped operation this April. It is the one chance I have ever seen two BL2s coupled together and I am sad to see them go. 

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Here are a few things I found at the South Street Seaport Museum last Sunday. This little Railroad Ferry was used by the Erie RR to take immigrants from Ellis Islands Predecessor Castle Gardens (today known as the Battery) to the Railroad and on to inland destinations I thought the German lettering on the ends was interesting 8BCF9ED9-D1DB-4DB0-B6B5-C7FF9EDBEB95412DFEAA-17A7-4F19-8174-3422E53FE4A7F73750E8-C77C-4835-A52C-0C24926E5759 This is all that is left of a water switcher I mean Tugboat. New York Central #31  FE94016C-E9F1-49E6-9716-4C8860342FD8

Here are a few pics I grabbed Yesterday on the train in Crotan-Harmon

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These guys are putting in a new signaling system.240DFF1E-7EBA-4F9F-9DCB-0BD438E7AAB2

I thought this picture was funny with the convex mirrors FBB18260-664B-4672-9BD6-24C883C52709

Have a great Weekend. 

Member New York Society of Model Engineers

 

Maybe this post won't get me shouted down by experts.

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Nice stuff posted so far as always!  Here’s a photo and a couple short videos of my MTH Premier Lehigh Valley Baldwin VO-1000 switcher.  She’s “done up” with fixed pilots, full-length handrails and Kadees...and heavily weathered (at least by my standards) in an attempt to mimic a well-worn, but still going strong, prototype...

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Joe A.

Enjoying this Great Hobby in memory of Dad & Pop...the "original Joe's" responsible for my interest in trains!!

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Happy SWSat!

Love the B&O Rich. I don't have that Plymouth yet but its on my list.

Great photos as always Brian.

That is a beautiful 0-4-0 Melgar!

Nice 44 Tonner Bill. I like the pick-ups too.

Back home in the yards after a week away. We were up in New Hampshire where there's lot's of train stuff to do. Unfortunately I couldn't get the family interested . Found several scenic railroads (here) ,and this little guy. This Porter belonged to the East Branch and Lincoln RR. The EB&L was once the largest logging rail road in New England, this is one of the lone survivors from their fleet. The sign in front reads- "Over 1 Billion feet of logs traveled over these rails from 1893-1947".

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Lot's more info about the EB&L  here

Bob

PS- shout out to Dave, Andy, and Joe who posted while I was writing.

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

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Happy Switcher Saturday everyone. 

Rich- Thanks for getting us started again. 

My contribution is a picture of a Pennsylvania Railroad B6s with a nice even number, #9000, seen with its "rods down."  Built in 1906 by Juniata Shops, unknown when it was scrapped, seen here in supposedly 1934 with its headlight covered. Photographed here in New Castle, Pa, it was assigned to the Pittsburgh, Youngstown & Ashtabula Railway, part of Pennsy's Lines West. 

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Below is a stock certificate for the P, Y &A:

PY&A stock cert

Since this locomotive was build at Juniata, like so many others, here is one of the entrance gates that workers would have passed, "back in the day," circa 1919, 13 years after this locomotive was built.

Wording on the top sign says: National Railroad Accident Prevention Drive

October….1919

Bottom Sign:

The women workers did their bit in the war game. Put them in the first Boat for the “Shore of Safety.”

 

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Tom 

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YES!!  It's Saturday .... Switcher Saturday!!!   Great photos and info everyone!!  

Rich .... love those B&O switchers!  Today I have a B&O theme ( well almost ) as well.  A pair of GP 9s pull a looooong coal train, an SW 9 under a locomotive coaling tower doing some switching work, a Plymouth switcher pushing/pulling the big hook, and a Western Maryland BL2 pulling a short scrap train through the east leg of the Y.  Have a wonderfully fun and creative week everyone! IMG_7284IMG_7187IMG_7254IMG_7186IMG_7295IMG_7296IMG_7318IMG_7277IMG_7285IMG_7275IMG_7287IMG_7290IMG_7293IMG_7323IMG_7303IMG_7310IMG_7377IMG_7393IMG_7381IMG_7375

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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Silver Lake posted:

Yay! SWSat is rolling out!

This week I am posting some pictures I took Yesterday in North Creek NY of the crew packing up to ship out the diesels of the Saratoga and North Creek RR which has given up the ghost and stopped operation this April. It is the one chance I have ever seen two BL2s coupled together and I am sad to see them go. 

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Here are a few things I found at the South Street Seaport Museum last Sunday. This little Railroad Ferry was used by the Erie RR to take immigrants from Ellis Islands Predecessor Castle Gardens (today known as the Battery) to the Railroad and on to inland destinations I thought the German lettering on the ends was interesting 8BCF9ED9-D1DB-4DB0-B6B5-C7FF9EDBEB95412DFEAA-17A7-4F19-8174-3422E53FE4A7F73750E8-C77C-4835-A52C-0C24926E5759 This is all that is left of a water switcher I mean Tugboat. New York Central #31  FE94016C-E9F1-49E6-9716-4C8860342FD8

Here are a few pics I grabbed Yesterday on the train in Crotan-Harmon

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These guys are putting in a new signaling system.240DFF1E-7EBA-4F9F-9DCB-0BD438E7AAB2

I thought this picture was funny with the convex mirrors FBB18260-664B-4672-9BD6-24C883C52709

Have a great Weekend. 

Wow, the S & NC RR had some choice stuff, wonder where it's all going ?   Thks for posting.

pennsy484 posted:

SW1 and B6sb shifters 

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Like those B&W pics of your great layout! I need to see if my photo app does this.

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

I'm a day late since I've been rebuilding and rewiring my whole layout. Anyway, got some trains running this morning. A couple of switchers. Penn Central and New Haven represented along with a yard pic from New Haven.

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Paul

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Silver Lake posted:

Yay! SWSat is rolling out!

This week I am posting some pictures I took Yesterday in North Creek NY of the crew packing up to ship out the diesels of the Saratoga and North Creek RR which has given up the ghost and stopped operation this April. It is the one chance I have ever seen two BL2s coupled together and I am sad to see them go. 

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Have a great Weekend. 

Wow.  Two BL2's in identical paint at the same location.

Doesn't that disrupt the time-space continuum?

Rusty

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