Using switchers as their main Locomotive committing a sin?

caxu Oct 5, 2017

  1. traingeekboy

    traingeekboy TrainBoard Member

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    Life is short. Run what you want.

    I personally have a weakness for particular locos and certain car types. So my collection of trains does not reflect any prototype at all.

    The model railway prototype police has to have a warrant before they can see your layout anyway. ;)
     
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  2. Doug Gosha

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    Yup, I have Pacifics built during WWI and EMD SD90MACs running on my layout.

    Doug
     
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  3. Jeepy84

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  4. RailMix

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    When the Pere Marquette took delivery of its first diesels, a pair of SW-1's, one of their first assignments was pulling local freights on the light-railed branches in Michigan's thumb area. Eventually, after the postwar merger into the C&O, they were replaced in that service by BL2's, of which C&O owned the largest fleet.
     
  5. Kurt Moose

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    5050.1320207584 (2).jpg Weyerhaeuser's Longview logging railroad used EMD switchers from the moment they retired steam, right up to a few years ago. Most trains ran with 4-5 switchers on the head-end of the log trains.
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2017
  6. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    Kurt, that is a fantastic photograph.

    Doug
     
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  7. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    WOW. Calendar quality photo!
     
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  8. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks, but not my photo, just one off of Google I found. ;)
     
  9. RailMix

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    Excellent, nonetheless. Thanks for posting.
     
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  10. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    Well, then I don't want to look at it.

    Hehe, just kidding. :D It's still fantastic.

    What are they hauling? Wood chips?

    Doug
     
  11. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yes.
     
  12. NRRTRAINS

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  13. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    NRRTRAINS, are those Rivarossi units (actually, I know the shells are. I just wonder what drive is in them)? Also, I see several familiar buildings/structures on your layout and I love them all.

    Doug
     
  14. NRRTRAINS

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    yes they are Rivarossi units as many of the early atlas engines came with .
     

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