Hello switcher saturday crew. Welcome to our weekend gathering on this most alliterative of days. If you like an A-5 over an Allegheny, or a Porter over a Centennial, you found the right place.
As you may know I have returned from my family trip south, using the auto train for the north bound leg. Upon arrival we found wide nose Dash 8 #515 waiting us to start spotting the auto racks. Definitely the biggest "switching" loco I have ever seen working in person.
On the total other end of the spectrum I learned about some Italian shunting motor locomotives this week. some of these were built during the waning days of WW2, or shortly thereafter. These take the cake for the thinnest loco bodies I have ever seen. This image via wikipedia. For more info on a restored model check here. link The original page is in Italian, so you may have to hit the translate button.
Switcher Saturday guidelines:
1. Everybody continues to be nice. In the digital age it's too easy to forget that words on a screen were typed by a living person. It's never been an issue on this thread yet, and I think we should be proud of that.
2. The subject here is small locomotive power of all kinds. 3 rail O is a given, but all are welcome, Full size, Hongz, live steam, park RR's, industrial critters, clockwork specials etc. You get the idea!
3. This weekly thread starts on Saturday but is open all week. Feel free to check out old threads. Here is a link to last week's thread.
4. This thread is in the photo album section to follow the terms of service of the OGR forum website. In that same vein, please only post pictures of your own or those you have permission to use here. Think it's cool but can't find a way to get copy and paste permission, no problem, just post a link instead.
5. Have fun!