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.
Kusan catalog number 25. Chesapeake and Ohio 501 four-wheel switcher with safety stripes.
Kusan catalog number 25. Chesapeake and Ohio 501 four-wheel switcher without safety stripes.
Kusan catalog number 33. Minneapolis and St. Louis, The Peoria Gateway 127 four-wheel switcher.
Kusan catalog number 37. General Motors 890 four-wheel 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 catalog number 31. Kusan red battery-operated four-wheel switcher. Photo courtesy of the G. Clarke collection.
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 catalog number 32. Kusan dark green battery-operated four-wheel switcher.
No catalog number or road name, 6800 battery-operated four-wheel switcher.
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.