Galveston Wharves Switcher

Galveston, Texas

In 2002, this AIMCOR switcher could be found on the main thoroughfare between Galveston and Pelican Islands. Here it is seen serving as a bumping post at the end of a long storage spur on Galveston Island proper. It was reportedly pushed completely off the end of the rails and was leaning in the sand at a sharp angle in 2003. A year later, the old switcher was dismantled and scrapped in place over the course of three days.

This picture was taken from the Pelican Island Causeway. The swi...
This picture was taken from the Pelican Island Causeway. The switcher is no longer there.
Another picture of the abandoned switcher from the Pelican Islan...
Another picture of the abandoned switcher from the Pelican Island Causeway (hence the guardrail in the foreground). It is no longer there.

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