Posts Tagged ‘Switcher’

Alco S3 Switcher #1186 “Edward A. Clark”

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Alco S3 Switcher #1186 “Edward A. Clark”
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Image by cliff1066™
Inside the Alco S3 Switcher #1186 “Edward A. Clark”. The ALCO S-1 and S-3 were 660 horsepower (490 kW) switcher diesel-electric locomotives produced by ALCO and their Canadian subsidiary Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW). Basically, the two locomotives differed only in trucks, with the S-1 using ALCO’s own Blunt trucks, and the S-3 riding on standard AAR type A switcher trucks. (Wikipedia)

#6148-Fairview and Alco S1 Switcher #958

Monday, February 18th, 2013

#6148-Fairview and Alco S1 Switcher #958
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Image by cliff1066™
The ALCO S-1 and S-3 were 660 horsepower (490 kW) switcher diesel-electric locomotives produced by ALCO and their Canadian subsidiary Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW). Basically, the two locomotives differed only in trucks, with the S-1 using ALCO’s own Blunt trucks, and the S-3 riding on standard AAR type A switcher trucks. The S-1 was built between April 1940 and June 1950, with a total of 540 completed, while the S-3 was constructed between March 1950 and November 1953 (MLW until 1957) with total sales of 292. A modified version, the S-10, was built by MLW only; 13 were built between January and June 1958. (Wikipedia)

Texas Central 3; ALCO S-2; Switcher; May 1984

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Texas Central 3; ALCO S-2; Switcher; May 1984
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Image by San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Description: Texas Central 3; ALCO S-2; Switcher; May 1984
Copyright: Brenda M. Bailey
Object ID: BMBSlides_04989
Repository: San Diego Model Railroad Museum Library

Lionel BNSF genset switcher

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Hey guys, here is the new Lionel genset switcher, enjoy

GE 44-ton Switcher (CSRR #15)

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

GE 44-ton Switcher (CSRR #15)
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Image by cliff1066™
Original Maine Central 15. The GE 44-ton switcher is a 4-axle diesel locomotive built by General Electric between 1940 and 1956. It was designed for industrial and light switching duties, often replacing steam locomotives that had previously been assigned these chores. This locomotive’s specific 44-short ton weight was directly related to one of the efficiencies the new diesel locomotives offered compared to their steam counterparts, reduced labor intensity.

Vision line Genset switcher details

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Enjoy train friends!!!
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Switcher

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Switcher
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Image by plattypus1
This is a little General Electric electric switcher locomotive. It’s awesome because it’s electric. OERM, outside of the Red Car barn.

What is the difference between switcher locomotives and regular locomotives?

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Question by tom: What is the difference between switcher locomotives and regular locomotives?
I am new to model railroading and I would like to know what the difference is between a switcher locomotive and a regular, full-size locomotive.

Best answer:

Answer by mike1942f
In the real world, switcher engines are shorter and lighter in weight and are used for moving cars in freight yards and for delivering them to industrial sidings. Less weight for moving a few cars, better economy, less wear and tear on lightly built rail sidings. They work alone
Regular engines are long heavy machines designed for pulling heavy long trains which are designed to be linked to other engines and operated by one engineer in the first one. They are mostly used on main line tracks.
In the model world, miniature switch engines which are a metal shell wrapped around a heavy motor have long been a sales pitch item “Worlds smallest most powerful HO engine” When the modeler wants to do primarily yard working (as opposed to beautiful scale landscapes or scheduled running) the undersized switcher actually looks better in the scaled down yard as it runs around moving cars, especially if the cars are models of smaller prototype car rather than modern monster tankers, hoppers, auto cars, and trailer trains.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

Lionel Vision Norfolk Southern Genset Switcher #300

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Enjoy the first running of Lionel product # 6-28323, and please stay tuned for the full review of this SICK diesel switcher!!! please visit: www.pghtrainfanatic.com Tags Lionel, Train, vision, line, norfolk, southern, ns, genset, switcher, diesel, locomotive, engine, o scale, o gauge, Layout, table, model, railroad, MTH, DCS, Proto sound 2.0 3.0, fastrack, premier, hybrid, GE, Evolution, CP, canadian pacific, sante fe 3000, CC2, CC2s, eco energy, challenger, big boy, legacy, command, control, set, pittsburgh, pghtrainfanatic, industiral, railway, PIR, yard, conway, allegheny, penguins, steelers, review, running, sound, railsounds, 5.0,

Review of the HO scale Bachmann GE 44 ton switcher

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

This is a review of my Bachmann HO scale GE 44 Ton switcher
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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