Columbus & Greenville Railway

Whitcomb Switchers

Two years after the first Baldwin road switchers arrived on the property, the Columbus & Greenville purchased two small switchers built by the Whitcomb Locomotive Works to supplement its switching power. Originally the George D. Whitcomb Company of Rochelle, Illinois, by the time the C&G's two switchers were built in 1944, Whitcomb had become a division of the Baldwin Locomotive Works. Slightly offbeat in the world of deep south motive power, the two Delta Route units nevertheless represented a typical post-war domestic Whitcomb model, each classed at 65 tons.

Columbus & Greenville #41

  • builder:Whitcomb Locomotive Works
  • model:65 ton
  • type:B-B light switcher
  • built:May 1944, Whitcomb #60446
  • series:_________
  • engine:650 hp
  • notes:
  • blt U.S. Army #8440
    to Columbus & Greenville, 1948
    scrapped at Greenville
  • #42

    Columbus & Greenville #42

  • builder:Whitcomb Locomotive Works
  • model:65 ton
  • type:B-B light switcher
  • built:Jul 1944, Whitcomb #60465
  • series:_________
  • engine:650 hp
  • notes:
  • blt U.S. Army #8459
    to Columbus & Greenville, 1948
    scrapped at Greenville
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