Kusan K-Series General-Purpose Four-Wheel Switchers

The first five switchers on this page are track-powered. There was also a track-powered U.S. Army switcher.

Chesapeake and Ohio GP switcher with safety stripes

Kusan catalog number 25. Chesapeake and Ohio 501 four-wheel switcher with safety stripes.


Chesapeake and Ohio GP switcher without safety stripes

Kusan catalog number 25. Chesapeake and Ohio 501 four-wheel switcher without safety stripes.


Minneapolis and St. Louis GP switcher

Kusan catalog number 33. Minneapolis and St. Louis, The Peoria Gateway 127 four-wheel switcher.


General Motors GP switcher

Kusan catalog number 37. General Motors 890 four-wheel switcher.


Louisville and Nashville GP switcher

No catalog number, Louisville and Nashville 3206 four-wheel switcher.


The next four switchers are battery-powered. Battery compartment access, for two C-cell batteries, is on the bottom of the engine. Battery orientation is shown at the bottom of this page. The black switch on top of the engine controls power and direction - forward, off and reverse. There were also battery-powered Air Force and Gravy Train switchers.

Kusan red GP switcher

Kusan catalog number 31. Kusan red battery-operated four-wheel switcher. Photo courtesy of the G. Clarke collection.


Kusan light green painted GP switcher

Kusan catalog number 32. Kusan light green painted battery-operated four-wheel switcher. There was also a light green unpainted plastic version of this locomotive.


Kusan dark green GP switcher

Kusan catalog number 32. Kusan dark green battery-operated four-wheel switcher.


6800 GP switcher

No catalog number or road name, 6800 battery-operated four-wheel switcher.


GP switcher battery orientation

Kusan battery-operated four-wheel switcher with the body shell removed to show proper battery orientation. The C-cell battery on the left is installed positive side down, while the battery on the right is positive side up.

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