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.

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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.

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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!

May God Bless us all.

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Boston & Maine is one my favorite railroads. B&M #1563 is an EMD GP7 model by MTH Premier with PS1 and has been running on my layouts for nearly twenty years. B&M #1537 is an Alco RS3 model of similar vintage by Weaver.

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MELGAR

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I just received this morning from a french seller a lovely critter. It is an O scale model of a BERLIET RLCB yard switcher. The original model dates from 1926 and several are still preserved in museums.

The model is part of the HACHETTE collection and is die cast and plastic and is a static one but it seems possible to motorize it and pull one or two freight cars which is that it was intended to do. Two liveries are available the original blue one and the later green of the french railways.

YBE 5

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Happy, happy SWSAT!

"Switching moves on the PER."

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"Switching the Fiddle Yard: the old O-5-O at work."

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"Set-outs":

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Lew

 

All photos are mine unless specifically noted otherwise.

 

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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Happy SWSAT here is all I have for today as everything is on the floor right now! LOLIMG_20191102_140245155IMG_20191102_140500414IMG_20191109_074000955

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

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Happy SWSat!

Penn Central # 15 is a SW-8/9 from MTH (w/loco-sounds). Recently acquired by the RSJ&B from Despatch Shops Inc.  

More info on Merchants Despatch here.

And a nice photo of the prototype here

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Three Rails Are Better Than None 

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NYS&W S2 Alco #206 on the Little Ferry roundhouse turntable- April 87'.

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Happy, happy SWSAT!

"Switching moves on the PER."

"Switching the Fiddle Yard: the old O-5-O at work."

       


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Lew- ever considered adding a switch by the diesel? A couple of short sidings would fit inside that reverse loop quite nicely.

Bob

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

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The ABC is doing a little switching on the Valley Railway today. Happy Switcher Saturday to all!

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Thomas


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Good morning fellow switcher lovers!  Great info., photos and videos guys!  Today on the Free State Junction Railway there's an all diesel switcher line.  Have a great day and a great weekend everyone!!IMG_2559IMG_2576IMG_2577IMG_2569IMG_2608IMG_4357IMG_4450IMG_4326

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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Happy SWSat!

 

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I always liked this locomotive.  Very sharp looking.  Too bad PC didn't use this paint scheme on all of their diesels.

Tom

Agreed Tom. That's why I bought it. The all black PC's get boring after a while.....

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

A hard working 0-8-0 on the Free State Junction Railway mainline.

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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Paul

Nice job making the green platform and structure next to the log loader. Arnold

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

 

                    happy "SWSat" everyone !!

 


   

                found this while I was cleaning things up,  forgot I had this one...

 

 

                                                  have a great weekend !!

 

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RSJB18 posted:
geysergazer posted:

Happy, happy SWSAT!

"Switching moves on the PER."

"Switching the Fiddle Yard: the old O-5-O at work."

       


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Lew- ever considered adding a switch by the diesel? A couple of short sidings would fit inside that reverse loop quite nicely.

Bob

Bob, I've thought about that but that's just it: very short sidings. To get reliable coupling coming out of an O36 curve you need a half-section separating the remote uncoupler from the track switch. To get the variation& variety of consists I want would require siding space for 20 cars or so plus a drill track. Hence the O-5-O. I have been considering using half the floor space in the train room for an Interchange yard.

Lew

 

All photos are mine unless specifically noted otherwise.

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

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

Somewhere out there is a Southern railway diesel switcher. I have scoured the train swap meets, looked online, it’s an impossibility to find one for sale. Not Norfolk Southern or Southern Pacific, just plain Southern. Lion Chief version. O gauge

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Well guys, its Switcher Saturday and I can't come close to either Frenchtrains Berliet RLCB that I have never even seen before or Bill T's beautiful red / white Corman switcher.  However I will make an attempt to give you some fun pictures.

Lehigh Valley Switcher and caboose

Normally I try to make up a back story concerning my Leonardtown and Savannah, but I could think of no reason a Lehigh Valley Switcher would be on the pike.  So I will just admit that I like Marx GE-70 Ton Switchers and try to find the matching caboose .  They are colorful, usually run good, and are normally modest in price.

 

NYC Switcher

Since you have seen the NYC F-3's on the L&S, I will just have to admit that the NYC does have some trackage rights over the line to gain access to Savannah.  Here is a GE-70 Ton NYC switcher moving an empty boxcar back for pick up and return to Maine.  We needed extra potatoes for the weekend low country boil ! 

Hope I am not too late for S.S. 

Regards everyone

Don

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Somewhere out there is a Southern railway diesel switcher. I have scoured the train swap meets, looked online, it’s an impossibility to find one for sale. Not Norfolk Southern or Southern Pacific, just plain Southern. Lion Chief version. O gauge

Alan, here is a link where I found 5 or so for sale!

https://www.ebay.com/p/1700662...3158778845&rt=nc

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

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