STEAM ENGINE ASSIGNMENTS

These charts give the usual engine assignments by type

PASSENGER TRAINS

TYPE USUAL ASSIGNMENTS
4-8-4 Heavy Through traffic
4-8-2 Heavy Through traffic
4-6-4 Heavy Through & Commuter traffic
4-6-2 General Passenger & Commuter
4-6-0 Commuter, light through runs
4-4-2 Light fast runs
4-4-0 Light runs

FREIGHT TRAINS

TYPE USUAL ASSIGNMENTS
4-8-4 Heavy Manifests-Fast Freights
4-8-2 Heavy Manifests-Fast Freights
4-6-4 Fast Freights
4-6-2 Light freights, peddlers
4-6-0 Local Freights
4-4-0 Local Freights
2-8-0 light freight, local service
2-8-2 Heavy drag freights & local freight
2-8-4 Heavy Manifests-Fast Freights
2-10-2 Heavy drag freights

SWITCHERS

TYPE USUAL ASSIGNMENTS
0-8-0 Heavy yard work, some local freight
0-6-0 General yard work
0-4-0 Light yard work, city and dock service
0-6-0t Roundhouse and industrial service
0-4-0t Roundhouse and city industrial use
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