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Date: 12/03/19 03:22
More of the little fellows, part 2 of the fleet backbone.
Author: Roadjob

Did enough commentary yesterday, so today we'll just continue the photo tour of the pups, shifters, and switchers.
top...Elizabethport NJ. 1976 SW1 and NW2.

middle...near Allentown Pa. 1973 Baldwin DS 1000, I think?

bottom...Portland Maine, 1982 S4s

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/03/19 08:17 by Roadjob.








Date: 12/03/19 03:25
Re: More of the little fellows, part 2 of the fleet backbone.
Author: Roadjob

top...SW9 and NW2 at York Pa, 1981

middle...Williamsport Pa. 1974 SW1500

bottom...Allentown, 1977, SW8

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD








Date: 12/03/19 03:28
Re: More of the little fellows, part 2 of the fleet backbone.
Author: Roadjob

top...Baltimore Md.1964 Baldwins, not sure of models. Baldwins never my strong point.

middle...Richmond Va. 1973, SW1200

bottom...Cumberland 1978, S6

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD








Date: 12/03/19 03:31
Re: More of the little fellows, part 2 of the fleet backbone.
Author: Roadjob

top...Denver Colorado, 1977 SW1000?

middle...Harmon NY, 1974, SW1500

bottom...Cleveland Ohio, 1974, SW9

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD








Date: 12/03/19 03:35
Re: More of the little fellows, part 2 of the fleet backbone.
Author: Roadjob

top...Pittsburgh 1972, SW9 and unsure of GE unit, 60 tonner would be best guess.

middle...Hammond Indiana, 1976, NW 2, and SW1500

bottom...Enola Pa. 1971 SW1s

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/03/19 03:50 by Roadjob.








Date: 12/03/19 03:38
Re: More of the little fellows, part 2 of the fleet backbone.
Author: Roadjob

top...Kansas City, 1983, MP15

middle...Pullman Jct. Chicago, 1970

bottom...San Francisco 1977
 

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD








Date: 12/03/19 03:41
Re: More of the little fellows, part 2 of the fleet backbone.
Author: Roadjob

top...Atlanta Ga. 1973 NW2


middle...Denver Colorado, 1968 SW1200


bottom...Hammond Indiana, 1976 NW2

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD








Date: 12/03/19 03:45
Re: More of the little fellows, part 2 of the fleet backbone.
Author: Roadjob

top...Atlanta, 1973 SW7

middle...Savannah Ga. 1973, SW9

bottom...Allentown, 1977 SW8

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD








Date: 12/03/19 04:16
Re: More of the little fellows, part 2 of the fleet backbone.
Author: refarkas

True treasures. My favorite is the Ironton Baldwin with the work train.
Bob



Date: 12/03/19 04:28
Re: More of the little fellows, part 2 of the fleet backbone.
Author: cozephyr

C&S / ATSF 167 was switching Colorado & Southern's Rice Yard having just crossed Cherry Creek Bridge at Denver, CO.  Nice catch-!



Date: 12/03/19 04:30
Re: More of the little fellows, part 2 of the fleet backbone.
Author: cozephyr

DRGW 142 is indeed an SW1000 which typically worked the Denver, CO, area.  Joint yard operation North Yard.



Date: 12/03/19 05:58
Re: More of the little fellows, part 2 of the fleet backbone.
Author: gcm

All classic excellent images.
Gary



Date: 12/03/19 06:10
Re: More of the little fellows, part 2 of the fleet backbone.
Author: exprail

Likely, flexability.

GPs could do anything a switcher could and also be added as a unit for through freight. Saved on having too many spare parts for too many varied locomotives.

exprail

 



Date: 12/03/19 07:00
Re: More of the little fellows, part 2 of the fleet backbone.
Author: halfmoonharold

The Cleveland shot is looking west from the E.55th St. bridge at N&W's E.55th St. Yard



Date: 12/03/19 07:16
Re: More of the little fellows, part 2 of the fleet backbone.
Author: icancmp193

exprail Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Likely, flexability.
>
> GPs could do anything a switcher could and also be
> added as a unit for through freight. Saved on
> having too many spare parts for too many varied
> locomotives.
>
> exprail
>
>  
I also thiok the growing capacity of railcars necessitated the need for more horsepower.

TJY



Date: 12/03/19 08:25
Re: More of the little fellows, part 2 of the fleet backbone.
Author: Trainhand

The Savannah shot is coming out of Savannah Yard at a place called Lorick's lead.


Sam



Date: 12/03/19 16:20
Re: More of the little fellows, part 2 of the fleet backbone.
Author: lvrrpassenger

I believe the Ironton Baldwin is working along Canal ST in Easton, Pa.on the former Lehigh Valley mainline.Great picture.



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