Interesting Switcher

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by 2-8-2, May 7, 2006.

  1. 2-8-2

    2-8-2 Member


    This was taken in nearby Uniopolis, Ohio at the Augliaze Farmer's Co-op grain elevator. Apparently they do their own switching here with this little unit. I don't know what type of switcher it is. I was able to examine it from all sides, and I couldn't find markings of any kind as everything has been painted over.

    I thought it was odd that an elevator of such a small size would perform its own switching operations. I've visited several area elevators, and this is the first I've seen.
  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

  3. ross31r

    ross31r Member

    looks more like the 44tons heavier 90 ton sister to me - heavier duty trucks than a 44 ton
  4. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    GE also made a 65-ton model in that line as well. Anybody actually use Google before posting anymore?

  5. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Actually that is a 80 Tonner.:D
  6. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    Spotting features being?
  7. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    Big, Boxy Centercab with a GE lightbullb in the nose? :D

    (but seriously the BIG difference between the "tonners" can be found by looking at the handrails and their positions. E.G. The 44tonner has no "front porch" or walkway in front protected by a handrail)
  8. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    But what makes this an 80-ton over a 65-ton?
  9. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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