Hello again lovers of little locomotion, and welcome once again to Switcher Saturday - Mark II

This is a recurring weekend thread dedicated to the little loco's that make big things happen.  As with the original thread, if you prefer yard goats over mountains, an A-5 over an Allegheny, or a S-2 over a Dash -9, then you've found the right place.  If you missed last week's post, feel free to check it out here.

This week I have something completely different, and yes, its a picture I found on the internet 

I also found the person who posted it online initially and got their permission to use the photo 

Here is a Plymouth Switcher owned by Coastal Transportation in Seattle Washington

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Credit goes to reddit user u/Borrowed7time.  I am told there are more views available if someone want to see more or is interested in making a custom painted model.

And to go with this picture here's a little something from last year when getting ready for Christmas

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

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 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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My last GMC switcher from the fifties was this I restored some time ago, he is still waithing for decals. It is 3 rail.

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So when I saw this one, not yet received , on eBay for a very fair price it was impossible to resist.... and this one is two rail.

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I think if the paint is nice to keep it in UP colors, will see.

Have a great weekend,   Daniel

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Coach Joe - The ore cars are Lionel, from two different eras.  

Melgar - Since I grew up in Reading, that Conrail unit reminds me of the local switcher I used to see around town as a kid.

Ron - that’s a BIG switcher alright.  Looks like a public display of some kind.

May God Bless us all.

jhz563 posted:

Coach Joe - The ore cars are Lionel, from two different eras.  

Melgar - Since I grew up in Reading, that Conrail unit reminds me of the local switcher I used to see around town as a kid.

Ron - that’s a BIG switcher alright.  Looks like a public display of some kind.

The first set of Naughty/Nice cars that Lionel made were postwar style short hoppers with coal and present loads. I get a kick out of them every year running them on my layout. Very clever idea! Lionel at its best, IMO.

This week's 1/1 scale entry is from TradePoint Rail,  a switching service at the repurposed former Bethlehem Steel - Sparrows Point, MD site.    I have heard this engine coming & going but always seemed to miss it, until now.  Maybe someone can help with the engine model ?   I think the engineer is a model RR buff as he always has the bell & horn going,  but his horn sounds like a sick cow, really.  I hope to flag him down someday & get a better shot.IMG_0242

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coach joe posted:

JHZ, I like the Naught/Nice ore cars.  I don't recall the importer or are they custom?

Ron, from the yellow plastic chains it looks like the Genset is on display, where or for what event?

It was a special event for NS employees and open to public for a cost at the North Carolina Transportation Museum (NCTM)  in Spencer June 13, 2009.  The Genset was form the NS yard just north.  Sometimes called Spencer Yard other times Linwood Yard.

Ron

edit, Linwood NOT Linville.

trestleking posted:

This week's 1/1 scale entry is from TradePoint Rail,  a switching service at the repurposed former Bethlehem Steel - Sparrows Point, MD site.    I have heard this engine coming & going but always seemed to miss it, until now.  Maybe someone can help with the engine model ?   I think the engineer is a model RR buff as he always has the bell & horn going,  but his horn sounds like a sick cow, really.  I hope to flag him down someday & get a better shot.IMG_0242

Well, I can't read the engine number on the cab but it is three digits and the first digit isn't a "1". Also it is unmistakably an EMD end-cab switcher 

TradePointRail is ex-Patapsco and Black River so I went to RR Pictures Archive:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locolist.aspx?id=PBR

According to the website roster if the first digit is NOT a "1" it has to be either an SW9 or an SW1500 and there are no outboard hand-rails so I deduce it is ex-NYC 894:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.n...cture.aspx?id=487806

 

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

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

FRENCHTRAINS posted:

My last GMC switcher from the fifties was this I restored some time ago, he is still waithing for decals. It is 3 rail.

IMG_9295

So when I saw this one, not yet received , on eBay for a very fair price it was impossible to resist.... and this one is two rail.

s-l1600

s-l1600 [5)

I think if the paint is nice to keep it in UP colors, will see.

Have a great weekend,   Daniel

Daniel, I also find these Lionel switchers from the early 1950s irrisistable:20190608_181937

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They have heft and Magnetraction, are very good pullers,  and look great parked on sidings. These Postwar gems in good operating order are economical at train shows.

I much prefer these early 1950s Lionel switchers to those made in the late 1950s and 1960s. Arnold

 

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

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Mark, I thought about putting up backdrop scenes but with the low knee-wall there really wouldn't be room on two of the four walls. Then I thought of using some (107 at last count) of Dad's photo enlargements as a kind of wallpaper and I'm happy with the result. For me the actual scenes and prototypes in the background add to the experience of running&operating the models.

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

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

geysergazer posted:

Moar steam?

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Pennsy B6 and Bennington Curve. 

Photos mine.

In the pic you can see the tracks curving away to the right. Not far out of sight on the left  side the Red Arrow went off the tracks and down an embankment killing 24 passengers and both firemen and the trailing K4s engineer. 140 passengers injured. An old discussion here of the wreck:

https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...eck-of-the-red-arrow

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

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

Arnold D. Cribari posted:
FRENCHTRAINS posted:

My last GMC switcher from the fifties was this I restored some time ago, he is still waithing for decals. It is 3 rail.

IMG_9295

So when I saw this one, not yet received , on eBay for a very fair price it was impossible to resist.... and this one is two rail.

s-l1600

s-l1600 [5)

I think if the paint is nice to keep it in UP colors, will see.

Have a great weekend,   Daniel

Daniel, I also find these Lionel switchers from the early 1950s irrisistable:20190608_181937

20180224_170947

IMG_1988

They have heft and Magnetraction, are very good pullers,  and look great parked on sidings. These Postwar gems in good operating order are economical at train shows.

I much prefer these early 1950s Lionel switchers to those made in the late 1950s and 1960s. Arnold

 

The 616 Santa Fe was produced in the 1960s, however. One of the cheapened NW-2s. Nice looking switcher, though!

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