Good morning Switcher Saturday crew.  It's time once again to express our admiration for little engines that do big things.

Here is my daughter's pet shop switcher, posing at a tunnel

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As usual, there's a few simple rules for Switcher Saturday:

1.This threads welcome switchers of all sizes and sources, such as 12" to the foot, live steam, HONGZ and of course 3 rail O gauge.  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. If you missed last weekend's post - check it out here.

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

4. In regards to compliance with the letter and spirit of the OGR tos, this post is in the photo album section as the subject is switchers and small motive power.  Three rail O is the common medium but anything from prototype through Hongz, grand scales, live steam etc is welcome, as long you took the photo yourself or have permission to post it.  Feel free to post a link to something cool.

High Greens to All ! - JHZ563

May God Bless us all.

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Three New York Central steam switchers on the bridges of my 12’-by-8’ layout. NYC 0-8-0 #415 is a Railking model with PS1. NYC 0-6-0 #231 and 0-4-0 #901 are MTH Premier models with PS2.

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MELGAR

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In the clear morning light, yesterday's work:

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After the last dinner call last evening the crew tied down #1545 and the Dinner Train at the old Station. Yesterday's switching work resulted in the freight consist parked on the East End branch. This AM the crew will park the Dinner Train, deliver the freight train to Interchange, pick up today's incoming cars, bring them to town and do the needed pick-ups and set-outs. All in a day's switching work on the Plywood Empire Route.

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

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This steam switcher came all the way from Atlanta, Georgia to Yankee Stadium to make an important delivery as shown by the box car and billboard in the attached video.

It's 1923 and there will be 2 titans of baseball competing fiercely against each other. Of course, one of them is Babe  Ruth, known as the Sultan of Swat. Who is the other player and what is the product being delivered that the other ball player invested in and made a fortune doing so?

 

Arnold

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

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          NYS&W GP18 road switcher #1800 on the turntable at Little Ferry, NJ- Feb. 87'.

                The #1800, 1802 & 1804 served the Suquehanna for over forty years.

                                                                MY PHOTOS

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It is late 1949 and a local photographer is trying some Kodak color film for the first time.  He caught this PRR BS10 shifting a boxcar to the NYC interchange track.

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The VO-1000 is a RailKing Scale product, and the boxcar is from Atlas O.

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

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B&O SW9 switches empty boxcars to be loaded with Christmas trees. IMG_1921

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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Fendermain posted:
RSJB18 posted:

Happy SWSat!

Did someone mention Christmas?????

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Nice photos...I like your covered platform.

Fendermain

Thanks Fendermain- I scratch built it with balsa wood. The roof is paper printouts on thin cardboard.

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Lights are LED's from Model power and I made hoods from drywall washers.

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Three Rails Are Better Than None 

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Brian, Thanks, I am sure you have one of them around somewhere!

Lew, Great looking crane! I also like the load! I am sure I have seen that crane somewhere before! LOL

Cappilot, Nice 1949 Photo story! The scene looks wonderful!

Bob, I to like your scratch build loading dock! Nice work!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

Looking good everybody.   I have been on the road for family all day and will be again tomorrow. Nice to see so many participants.   I will add something tomorrow afternoon,  not sure what it will be yet.

High Greens to all JHZ563

May God Bless us all.

PAUL ROMANO posted:
Tom Densel posted:

PC 8616 handles the local today:

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Enjoy your SWSAT!

Tom

Hello Tom, is that a Brother Love Penn Central transfer caboose? 

Paul,  I scratch built/kitbashed the transfer caboose myself.  My work doesn't hold a candle to Malcom's cabooses.  I do, however, consider it a great compliment that one might think that this is one of his.

Tom

Hey gang, here's a picture of a locomotive most of you should recognize.   And this shot was taken by.......my Mom!

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She had some time to kill while her boyfriend was doing something in the nearby town.   She said she watched trains go by for a  couple hours,  I am actually a little envious. 

May God Bless us all.

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Horseshoe Curve in Fall colors. Nice!

Here is #7133 leading a train up the Hill almost at Gallitzin:

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Dad and I watched lots of trains that day, I'm sure. c.mid-'50s. 

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

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geysergazer posted:

Horseshoe Curve in Fall colors. Nice!

Here is #7133 leading a train up the Hill almost at Gallitzin:

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Dad and I watched lots of trains that day, I'm sure. c.mid-'50s. 

Nice photo I watch Live railfan cam Horseshoe Curve most days 

Fendermain posted:

Excellent!!!  If I may ask, how are you supplying power for the leds?

Fendermain

I have a couple small wal-warts that power most of the LED's on the layout. Don't recall the voltage off hand but I'll post a pic later.

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

geysergazer posted:

Horseshoe Curve in Fall colors. Nice!

Here is #7133 leading a train up the Hill almost at Gallitzin:

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Dad and I watched lots of trains that day, I'm sure. c.mid-'50s. 

Notice there are no fences and they are above the tracks on the hill.

Nice shot Lew

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

RSJB18 posted:
Fendermain posted:

Excellent!!!  If I may ask, how are you supplying power for the leds?

Fendermain

I have a couple small wal-warts that power most of the LED's on the layout. Don't recall the voltage off hand but I'll post a pic later.

Thank you.  I might try some led illumination for a future project.

High Tone Low Volume

rpmcobra posted:
geysergazer posted:

Horseshoe Curve in Fall colors. Nice!

Here is #7133 leading a train up the Hill almost at Gallitzin:

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Dad and I watched lots of trains that day, I'm sure. c.mid-'50s. 

Nice photo I watch Live railfan cam Horseshoe Curve most days 

Yes sir!!  I am a cam fan as well.

Fendermain

High Tone Low Volume

Fendermain posted:
RSJB18 posted:
Fendermain posted:

Excellent!!!  If I may ask, how are you supplying power for the leds?

Fendermain

I have a couple small wal-warts that power most of the LED's on the layout. Don't recall the voltage off hand but I'll post a pic later.

Thank you.  I might try some led illumination for a future project.

120VAC- 9 VDC. Lower voltages will work as well. Depends on what you are doing. The LED's can be varied by using different size resistors also.

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Three Rails Are Better Than None 

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I'm a day late and a dollar short, no photos to contribute.  Great SWSAT MKII this week.

Johan, your west coast equipment is every bit as good looking as your New England equipment.

Arnold that little switcher was really hauling as ah Coca Cola!

Mike G, never mind the crane, I really like the train.  You've got a one track mind.

coach joe posted:

I'm a day late and a dollar short, no photos to contribute.  Great SWSAT MKII this week.

Johan, your west coast equipment is every bit as good looking as your New England equipment.

Arnold that little switcher was really hauling as ah Coca Cola!

Mike G, never mind the crane, I really like the train.  You've got a one track mind.

Joe. Thank you. 🀝

Johan

coach joe posted:

I'm a day late and a dollar short, no photos to contribute.  Great SWSAT MKII this week.

Johan, your west coast equipment is every bit as good looking as your New England equipment.

Arnold that little switcher was really hauling as ah Coca Cola!

Mike G, never mind the crane, I really like the train.  You've got a one track mind.

Thanks Joe.

Regarding the answer to the question I asked, the great ballplayer who competed fiercely against Babe Ruth and the Yankees in 1923, made a fortune investing in Coca Cola. He got in on the ground floor with his Coca Cola stock investments, before anyone heard of Coca Cola.

Coco Cola was an Atlanta, Georgia company, and this great and very rich ballplayer was also from Georgia.

In fact, he was known as the Georgia Peach.

I suspect most of you know who I am talking about know. He was such a fierce competitor, that he was infamous for sliding with his spikes high, deliberately trying to cut up the fielder trying to tag him out. He was one nasty....., hated by his fellow ballplayers such that hardly anyone came to his funeral even though his .377 lifetime batting average is the highest in the history of baseball.

His name is Ty Cobb, a nasty, hated, but fascinating man.  Arnold

 

 

 

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

coach joe posted:

I'm a day late and a dollar short, no photos to contribute.  Great SWSAT MKII this week.

Johan, your west coast equipment is every bit as good looking as your New England equipment.

Arnold that little switcher was really hauling as ah Coca Cola!

Mike G, never mind the crane, I really like the train.  You've got a one track mind.

Thanks Coach, I just happen to like Coors and there products! Weather it be cold refreshments or trains! One day when I can afford it I would really like the Coors Light Train!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

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