Whether you model a modern railroad or a turn-of-the-century steam railroad, SwitchList can display realistic paperwork and switchlists to help your crews place those boxcars where they belong. SwitchList comes with four switchlist styles by default, and with a little bit of web page knowledge, you can create your own.
Here’s the four built-in switchlist styles. (Click on each to see a full-sized switchlist in that style.)
“Handwritten” styleOur original style, designed for easy reading in dark garages.
Southern Pacific-style Switchlist:
Modern PICL Report
San Francisco Belt Railroad B-7 Form
(See Bill Kaufman’s article on the Belt Line in the July 2009 Railroad Model Craftsman for details on this style of switchlist.)
Typed up each morning by the company manager (a two-finger typist) on a sheet of the company letterhead, this style captures the switching focus of many modern short lines.
Custom Switch List Example: Thomas
You can also design your own switch list style; here’s a Thomas the Tank Engine theme to show youstyle switchlist, intended as a demonstration of how you can customize your own switch list style.