Southern Railway Switchers

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These 70 tonners were used on several branches with light rail and/or old bridges.
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Southern built several yard slugs. Some were constructed from parts and sheet metal but this one was based on a FM baby trainmaster.
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The stacks on this NW2 are capped so it is either being stored or is awaiting final disposition after retirement.
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This SW7 shows off the typical Southern horn arrangement in frnt of the cab.
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The River Street Rambler ran down River Street in Savannah. The bright colors and Dixieland jazz played through loudspeakers warned tourists of its coming.
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Here's the other side of the Rambler. It was numbered 1733 in honor of the date of the founding of the city of Savannah.
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2266 switches a cut of cars in Chattanooga with Seminary Ridge in the background.
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Here's a pair of MP15s on a caboose hop.
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Note the Blomberg trucks which distinguish the MP15s from SW1500s.
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With their road trucks the MP15s were rated for yard work and mainline running.
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The second order of MP15s came with an exhaust silencer standard.

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No. 6001 was one of the first switchers purchased from ALCO by the Southern.
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Finally, a set of SW7s in the green and imitation aluminum scheme.

Copyright Larry Puckett 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001.
Last revised:
March 03, 2001