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JNR B20 is tiny little switcher for engine house. Currently B20 retired and preserved at Umekoji steam locomotive museum.
JNR(Japan National Railways) Model B20
B201 to B2015
Manufactured: 1944, 1946 - 1947
In Japan, switchers is called "Kasha-ido-ki" (=Freight car mover). Kasha-ido-ki have no traffic controle system, such as ATC (Automatic Traffic Controle system) or ATS (Automatic Train Stopper system). So, Kasha-ido-ki is allowed work only on the premises, such as station, factory and...
Brakeman Ken Royal rides the cut while brakeman Algee Baldwin mans the switch while doing a gravity drop at Lynden, WA in April of 2002.
Lynden is located in NW WA near the Canadian Border. It is at the end of an 11 mile branch off of BNSF's Sumas Subdivision. These cars are going to the...
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