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Columbus & Greenville Railway

Switching Jobs

Deep south shortlines have always been loose-car railroads, connecting online shippers with Class 1 lines and distributing rolling stock from the mainlines to local destinations. Loose-car railroading requires plenty of switching, and in almost any decade one could find plenty of local switching jobs all across the Delta Route. Whitcombs and later Electro-Motive SW1s handled much of the local duties in the last decade of the original C&G. In its post-ICG incarnation, the road pushed its aging Baldwins and GP7s into switching duties as each new batch of second-hand power sent the older units to the yards and locals.

commercial siding list / 1947 company timetable