Sunday, March 5, 2017

0-6-0 search finds ?-4-0

I searched through some of E. L. Moore's photos of his Elizabeth Valley Railroad to see if there were any locos similar to the USRA 0-6-0. All the photos in this post are cropped and enhanced from larger ones.
I didn't find any exact matches, but I did see this little engine that I think is an 0-4-0.
Visually, it looks like a shorter version of the USRA 0-6-0, and they've both got a coal hauling sloped tender. It's interesting that the 0-4-0 has no markings even though he lettered other locos with EVRR.
That's a very tight corner between the water tower and the store.
This little thing was even used to push a giant snowplow.


  1. That is a stock Mantua Shifter- a nice little model that was sold for decades in both RTR and kit form, you can find them readily on EBay.

    Love your E. L. Moore stuff,


    1. Thanks for the kind words and for identifying that loco! I'm still hoping I can find an 0-4-0 like it in N scale.

  2. The Mantua Shifter was a great place to start detailing. I started one a while back...been married 15 years and got mine not long after that so geez it has been a while! Anyway, one day I'll pull it out of the box and get back to it.

    1. I'm thinking the Mantua Shifter might have been the first loco he owned. I zoomed in on the loco in this picture: and it's the Shifter. I wonder if the Shifter was ever part of a train set? Maybe his first set of rolling stock was whatever was packaged in an affordable set?