It's Switcher Saturday!!!!

Love switchers, shifters, docksiders, yard goats, critters? Join the fun and lets keep #SwitcherSaturday (a.k.a. SWSAT) rolling!

In cased you missed it, here is the link to last week's SWSAT, the Saturday crew last week posted some great stuff!
https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...saturday-2019-jun-08

 

Today at the "Richmond, Chesapeake, Hudson Yard (RiCHY)", Lionel Postwar Alco power C&O #225 doing the yard work.

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Enjoy your weekend and when you get a chance - please post some switcher stuff here!

You know the rules:

1. if it's related to switchers (model switchers, prototypes, critters, switching yards, switching layouts) - we want to see it! Videos, Pics, Stories (true or fictional), poems, whatever!

2. if you miss the post on Saturday? NO BIG DEAL, just keep posting pictures of your favorites until the next #SwitcherSaturday

3. keep it friendly - we want this to be fun. (we haven't had any problems with grumpy trolls, I'd like to keep it that way)


All the best...Rich Murnane

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GE 44 Tonners are my favorite diesel switchers and the New Haven and Boston & Maine are the railroads of most interest to me. These MTH Premier models with PS3 run very smoothly and have realistic sounds.

MELGAR

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Yay! SWSat is in the “On” position. 

We are off to a great start this week.

Is that a new C&O unit Rich? Great pictures Mike CT I love that Plow. I hope it gets some stabilization before it is too far gone. Tom P. @MNCW always nice to see your prewar collection.How goes the cardboard layout experiment?

 @MELGAR GE 44 tonners are among my favorite switchers as well. One unit at the Danbury Railroad Museum was once the only Union Pacific unit and used as the shop switcher and it is the only engine I have ever operated. I have a copy of the WBB model of it here on my shelf. 

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This week at the NYSME o scale layout we tried starting card style switching operations. We used two different EMDs to assemble the train because the drawn cars were so spread out at Port Jarvis and then used the EL unit to bring the train down to Hoboken.

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I couldn’t stay on this project because I am in the middle of a big project that will be reveled at the open house this fall. It will not be the last op session but there were some issues that are to be resolved. 

Have a great weekend. I can’t wait to see what you guys post. 

Member New York Society of Model Engineers (NYSME)

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Off to a nice start, fella's.

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There's just something about those little Lionel FA's (both the cast frames and stamped frames) that I find appealing. When I see certain pics of them, they often tug at me in regards to wanting one again. Rich's picture is no exception.

As a scale modeler in HO scale, I full well realize they are not accurate, they are not proportioned correctly, etc, etc, but the look just captures my imagination for some reason.

Some things 'ya just can't explain. But I figure if any group of model railroader's would understand what I'm trying to express, this group would.

Andre

 

 

Circa. 1965. This close-up shows the air actuated adjustable draft gear allowing the standard gauge Baldwin to switch both standard and narrow gauge cars in the Alamosa yard.

 

The standard gauge diesel switcher and the narrow gauge 2-8-2 spend a night together in the Alamosa roundhouse. Note the adjustable coupler on the switcher, so that it could handle both narrow gauge and standard gauge cars on the dual gauge track in the yard. Circa 1965.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy SWSat Everyone!

Another great Saturday with the switcher crew.

A couple more from the archives.  My WbB "44 + Tonner" since it's nowhere near scale size. Still a great engine though.

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Happy Father's Day to all.

Bob

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

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Good afternoon fellow SWsat friends! Rich - Got to love switching with an ALCO FA 2!  You and Johann get the interesting and unusual switching locomotive award for switching with carbody units ... and it is prototypical too!   Thanks Rich for keeping the boiler fired up and starting us off each week.  

You guys have some really extra interesting photos and videos today! 

Today I have a mixture of photos from past posts and some not.  Beginning is a Plymouth switcher ( by K line ) providing mobile power for Big Hooker.   There are several GP 9 photos and some with the B&O SW9 and Patapsco and Back Rivers Baldwin VO1000.  

Happy Father's Day to all you dads!!!  Have a great weekend everyone!!

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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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Great posts everyone!

Andy - the C&O arrived here a few months ago in a box from my cousin's husband, it came with a few other postwar goodies, I'll post pics of all of them next week.

Andre - I get it, I'm mostly a steam fan for sure, but this little Alco is fun, and it has "Magnetraction" which is cool.

John - I need to get a new video of my daughter "Boo" playing with her "pet shop" train, btw Boo is now almost taller than I am, 13yrs old!  Kid #1 (Katie) is 15 (going on 21, looking at colleges already).

Everyone else, thanks as always for coming out and sharing.  I went and ran trains earlier but my phone died, so I'm not sure I'll be able to grab the videos off it, we'll see.

Happy Father's day to all the Dads, GrandDads, StepDads, and Wish-U-Could-Have-Been-Dads, I'm looking forward to getting spoiled for the day tomorrow!

Best...Rich 

 

Murnane posted:

Great posts everyone!

Andy - the C&O arrived here a few months ago in a box from my cousin's husband, it came with a few other postwar goodies, I'll post pics of all of them next week.

Andre - I get it, I'm mostly a steam fan for sure, but this little Alco is fun, and it has "Magnetraction" which is cool.

John - I need to get a new video of my daughter "Boo" playing with her "pet shop" train, btw Boo is now almost taller than I am, 13yrs old!  Kid #1 (Katie) is 15 (going on 21, looking at colleges already).

Everyone else, thanks as always for coming out and sharing.  I went and ran trains earlier but my phone died, so I'm not sure I'll be able to grab the videos off it, we'll see.

Happy Father's day to all the Dads, GrandDads, StepDads, and Wish-U-Could-Have-Been-Dads, I'm looking forward to getting spoiled for the day tomorrow!

Best...Rich 

 

Rich, I had but two Lionel locos growing up in the fifties: a 665 Hudson bought by my folks ad a Christmas present (set) in 1955, and a 225 C&O like you have which I bought for myself in 1960 using Christmas and allowance money, etc. 

All from Jaye and Jaye Trains in East Cleveland, Ohio.

I got rid of both later on, traded for HO, but thankfully now have both models in my collection again. 

Memories.

was with the wife at a vendor show most of the day, so a late start for Switcher Saturday.

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Happy Fathers Day guys

Dave

 

 

 

Saving Tinplate One Piece at a Time

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    Circa. 1965. This close-up shows the air actuated adjustable draft gear allowing the standard gauge Baldwin to switch both standard and narrow gauge cars in the Alamosa yard.

     

    The standard gauge diesel switcher and the narrow gauge 2-8-2 spend a night together in the Alamosa roundhouse. Note the adjustable coupler on the switcher, so that it could handle both narrow gauge and standard gauge cars on the dual gauge track in the yard. Circa 1965.

                                                 

     

     

    Brian, 

    Very cool and very unusual. I've been following trains most of my life and had never seen that sliding, adjustable coupler. 

Tom 

Finally got the phone working, might need a new one though!

Here's the video as promised, have a great day everyone and see you next weekend...Rich 

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Funny, I never thought of including 126 here.  

Here is 126 at steam at the NCTM for one of the "At The Throttle Days" Nov. 5, 2011.

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Here I am "at the throttle" after my time running her.

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My forum avatar is from this shot.

Ron

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