Baldwin Diesel Switch Engines
Gilbert made eight Baldwin Switchers and Lionel has added six under their American Flyer name.

Unless otherwise specified, the large pictures on this page are of engines in the collection of The Upstairs Train.

When I get the pages all built, you'll be able to click on an engine to see the train sets it pulls.

#355 Chicago & Northwestern Baldwin Switcher made from 1956-1957.
Here's its underside..
A rare painted version was also made.
(Picture courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
#21801 Chicago & Northwestern Baldwin Switcher made only in 1958, both unpainted and painted.
It differed from the #355 in that it had a two-postion reverse unit.
(Photo courtesy of
Rick Dunn.)
It had an unpowered dummy mate, the #21801-1.
(Photo courtesy of
Rick Dunn.)
#21808 Chicago & Northwestern unpainted Baldwin Switcher made only in 1958.
It had a manual reverse switch.
(Picture courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
#21808 Chicago & Northwestern painted Baldwin Switcher made only in 1958.
(Picture courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
#21812 Texas & Pacific Baldwin Switcher made from 1959-1960.
(This is a picture I took of Jack Larson's collection.)
The very rare #21813 M&St.L Baldwin Switcher made in 1958 & 1960.
(Picture from an ebay auction by
coyotecommerce.)
The rare #21918 Seaboard Baldwin Switcher made only in 1958.
(Photo courtesy of
Paul McDonald.)
And its unpowered dummy mate, the #21918-1.
(Photo courtesy of
Paul McDonald.)
I've always liked the back of the Baldwins.
The screw holds the body on the chassis.
Over-tightening commonly causes the plastic below the screw to crack.
Finding one with no crack is unusual.
(Photo courtesy of
Paul McDonald.)

Lionel began making Baldwin Switch engines under their American Flyer name in 2003 and is still producing them.  Between 2003 and 2007, they produced five different Baldwins.

48034 Seaboard Baldwin Switcher, Lionel's remake of the #21918,  made in 2003.
It was not sold in any sets.
(My apologies.  I lost track of whose picture this is.
If you recognize this as yours, please let me know and I will give proper photo credit.)
48035 Santa Fe Baldwin Switcher made in 2003.
It was not sold in any sets.
(My apologies.  I lost track of whose picture this is.
If you recognize this as yours, please let me know and I will give proper photo credit.)
#48043 New York Central Baldwin Switcher made in 2004.
It was not sold in any sets.
(Picture courtesy of
Victory Station.)
#48067 CNW Baldwin Switcher made in 2007, which bore the number 1044.
It was not sold in any sets.
(Picture courtesy of Mark Kiner.)
#48141 Western Maryland Baldwin Switcher made in 2006.
It was not sold in any sets.
(Picture courtesy of
itasca-flyer.)
#48144 Pennsylvania Baldwin made by Lionel in 2008.  It was not sold in any sets.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)

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