River Raisin USRA 0-6-0 Switcher Project
NYC (Chicago Junction) lettered and unlettered, and Pennsylvania, lettered and unlettered.
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Other roads acquiring the USRA 0-6-0 – ACL, C&NW, CB&Q, CGW, CNJ, CStPM&O, CRI&P, M&O(GM&O), Maine Central, NKP, OSL, Pennsylvania, PCC&SrL, Pennsylvania LW, P&WV, Seaboard Airline, Texas & Pacific, Washington Terminal, StL SF, and TRRA.
River Raisin Models has a limited number of the USRA 0-6-0 steam switchers available in DC scale and DC hi-rail brass. Our builder, Boo Rim Precision, has delivered these models to meet our usual high standards. He has worked with us to develop a project that will have multiple road names with the different appliances and tenders that are appropriate to the different roads. Originally, there will be at least two locomotive numbers available for each railroad version. Each version planned will be built if sufficient reservations for that road name are received. Modelers will have the choice of standard USRA tender or an extended vision tender. A few versions will have road specific tenders. These models will include the features and quality that you have grown to expect from River Raisin Models. The models will come DCC ready with a 9 pin wiring harness already installed.
Prototype Photos and background
Beginning in 1916, railroads began ordering a total of 255 0-6-0 switchers built to the United States Railroad Administration design standards. After delivery, many railroads either modified the USRA design tender to an extended vision tender or supplied a replacement tender. Other than placement of the headlight, the locomotive remained the same throughout most of their useful lives
We researched these locomotives and used specific data and details for the different roads, especially the tenders. If you have tender drawings to share we can make these models as accurate as possible. Here are some photos of the various prototypes.