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Re: Triple Underpass (Dallas)

texaszephyr
 

So why was North Tower not right at the diamond?

TZ


On Jun 3, 2020, at 9:48 AM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

An even better aerial view from Flashback Dallas!
Note the Katy freight depot extending from center to center left.
Which train is backing up on the lower right?   HUSTLER?

<Triple Underpass Dallas aerial view.jpg>

Charles Winters collection at OU

Dennis Hogan
 

Again this surely is only a sample of his photographs that has been digitized!
Lots of rare Fort Smith & Western material here.

https://libraries.ou.edu/locations/docs/westhist/Winters/index.html

John Fink collection at OU

Dennis Hogan
 

Surely this is only a sample of his photos.
Not to be confused with John Fike either.  (Was his railroad stuff saved?)

https://libraries.ou.edu/locations/docs/westhist/fink/rroad.html

Oklahoma depot collection

Dennis Hogan
 

Lots of B&W depot photos!  Anyone familiar with the photographer?

https://libraries.ou.edu/locations/docs/westhist/williams/index.html

Re: Triple Underpass (Dallas)

Dennis Hogan
 

Re: Triple Underpass (Dallas)

Dennis Hogan
 

An even better aerial view from Flashback Dallas!
Note the Katy freight depot extending from center to center left.
Which train is backing up on the lower right?   HUSTLER?

Re: Triple Underpass (Dallas)

Tom Roise
 

Hard to imagine that was a huge crossing right there!!no wonder that tower existed. Still stands today. But, for how long?


Tom Roise


On Jun 3, 2020, at 9:23 AM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

Here's a third and even wider view of the Triple Underpass area dating from 1945.
You can see North Tower and even more trackage feeding over to the old T&P
mainline down Pacific Ave.  [Again credit to Flashback Dallas.]

<Triple Underpass Dallas 1945.jpg>

Re: Triple Underpass (Dallas)

Dennis Hogan
 

Here's a third and even wider view of the Triple Underpass area dating from 1945.
You can see North Tower and even more trackage feeding over to the old T&P
mainline down Pacific Ave.  [Again credit to Flashback Dallas.]

Re: Triple Underpass (Dallas)

Dennis Hogan
 

Here's a shot (courtesy of Flashback Dallas) showing the Triple Underpass about
20 years later.   Two things:  Note the T&P MofW cars about the same location as
the boxcars in the 1930s view I posted first.  Also, traffic on Elm is bidirectional unlike
today's traffic flow.

 

Triple Underpass (Dallas)

Dennis Hogan
 

I find this photo interesting for the fact that string of boxcars cuts over where now
walls and trees exist.  I believe this construction happened in the 1930s---1936 to be
exact.   [Photo is courtesy of Traces of Texas.]

Re: Wood pellets

Tom Roise
 

Yes a far cry from a moon shuttle...

Tom Roise

On Jun 3, 2020, at 8:32 AM, Jim Ogden <sjogden@...> wrote:

In May they were still sending loads over the old a MoPac branch between Bastrop and Collinston. I never through SD90s could negotiate that trackage.

The Drax plant is near Beekman on the AL&M and has no connection with the Bond villain in Moonraker.

Jim Ogden


ML&T--the West Virginia connection?

Dennis Hogan
 

Re: Wood pellets

Jim Ogden
 

In May they were still sending loads over the old a MoPac branch between Bastrop and Collinston. I never through SD90s could negotiate that trackage.

The Drax plant is near Beekman on the AL&M and has no connection with the Bond villain in Moonraker.

Jim Ogden

Re: Telegraphy equipment

Dennis Hogan
 

Nice shot of the exterior of the Mesquite T&P depot showing telegraphy hardware.

https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth599285/?q=Mesquite

Re: Telegraphy equipment

Dennis Hogan
 

An example of a depot interior--Sebastian TX.  This one from Traces of Texas.

Re: Marshall & East Texas Ry

Dennis Hogan
 

A fuzzy freight photo for your edification:

Re: A Sweet Surprise: U.S. Sugar 4-6-2 Steams Again in Florida - Railfan

Dennis Hogan
 

A real show of can(e)-do spirit!

Re: Wood pellets

Michael Palmieri
 

I don't know how the business is doing now, but there is a plant near the Louisiana-Arkansas border that was shipping pellets to Port Allen, LA (the Port of Baton Rouge) for shipment to the Drax power plant in England.

https://www.draxbiomass.com/

Mike Palmieri - Fort Worth, Texas

A Sweet Surprise: U.S. Sugar 4-6-2 Steams Again in Florida - Railfan

Tom Roise
 

Out of our normal area. But still in the south.

Just nice to see some good news for a change.

https://shar.es/aHTFgs




Tom Roise

Wood pellets

Tom Roise
 

Does anyone know if the wood pellet industry has been effected by the economy? I know there is one plant in southeast arkansas and one in northeast Louisiana. Shipping grain cars to Houston or New Orleans for export to Europe.

I was wondering if they were still shipping?

My satellite images are too old to help me

Thank you

Tom Roise