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Re: Trains on the Hereford Sub August 1&2

Gerard Kelley
 

Howdy
While I am sticking close to home and taking care of cleaning up my various collections and closets I have been consolidating my photos prior to organizing them. I haven't been been very active really since slides passed into another technology lost to progress. Digital is a little easier to sort and store but I don't have the hands for good stuff anymore.

But I get a smile when I can catch a train as opposed to an engine shot and if there are signals and other rail facilities that smile gets big. You caught some nice ones.

Early in Railspot history we had a discussion about how to improve taking pictures and I seem to recall Jimmy Barlow summarize the discussion with a list something like a bow saw, loppers, and as tall a step ladder that you could fit in your vehicle. Oh, and others suggested high ground, a bridge over the tracks even a wide bend. I have taken photos in the panhandle but sometimes they seem like a grain elevator or part of one with a train in it. Nathan you have a great lense work the long view and the backgrounds and f.regrounds . You might consider the high ground at that bridge if accessable and safe. Cropping or editing the image before posting can also be effective. I like the images in your string with people and the Amtrak trains. The right people acting naturally with context  also adds a lot.

Nice work.

G. Kelley
Arlington Tx



-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Roise via groups.io <tomroise@...>
To: Nathan Herring <panhandlerails@...>
Cc: rs-talon <rs-talon@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Aug 17, 2020 03:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Railspot] Trains on the Hereford Sub August 1&2


Thx for showing the whole train.  I’m bored with the power. Now want to see the cars. Especially the manifest trains...

Tom Roise


On Aug 17, 2020, at 12:42 AM, Nathan Herring <panhandlerails@...> wrote:



August 1

Spent a few hours between Amarillo and Canyon playing with the new lens. Didn’t take many pics but got a couple from the morning.

BNSF 5770 leads an eastbound Z train to a stop at Zita as they were waiting for a landing spot in Amarillo For their crew change.


I decided to take a shot at the McCormick Rd crossing. Another eastbound Z prepares to stop at second out Zita as they too were waiting for a landing spot (4 mains and still a bottleneck)


August 2nd

Met up with a friend on the western end of the Hereford Sub near Black. Z trains were a plenty this day as all the trains I caught were Zs

First train I caught was a hotshot eastbound Z9 led by BNSF 3958


Next up was a westbound Z that was getting back up to speed after waiting for the train ahead.


We made our way west towards Friona where I captured another Z9 with a Friona in the background.


A few minutes later a westbound Z passed by


We made our way back into Hereford where we captured brand new ES44C4 3268 leading a westbound Z past the grain elevator in Hereford 


Here is the video from the weekend available in 1080p HD

Thanks for looking


Re: Trains on the Hereford Sub August 1&2

Tom Roise
 

Thx for showing the whole train.  I’m bored with the power. Now want to see the cars. Especially the manifest trains...

Tom Roise


On Aug 17, 2020, at 12:42 AM, Nathan Herring <panhandlerails@...> wrote:



August 1

Spent a few hours between Amarillo and Canyon playing with the new lens. Didn’t take many pics but got a couple from the morning.

BNSF 5770 leads an eastbound Z train to a stop at Zita as they were waiting for a landing spot in Amarillo For their crew change.


I decided to take a shot at the McCormick Rd crossing. Another eastbound Z prepares to stop at second out Zita as they too were waiting for a landing spot (4 mains and still a bottleneck)


August 2nd

Met up with a friend on the western end of the Hereford Sub near Black. Z trains were a plenty this day as all the trains I caught were Zs

First train I caught was a hotshot eastbound Z9 led by BNSF 3958


Next up was a westbound Z that was getting back up to speed after waiting for the train ahead.


We made our way west towards Friona where I captured another Z9 with a Friona in the background.


A few minutes later a westbound Z passed by


We made our way back into Hereford where we captured brand new ES44C4 3268 leading a westbound Z past the grain elevator in Hereford 


Here is the video from the weekend available in 1080p HD

Thanks for looking


Red River & Gulf - Aug 15-16 Work Session Report

Jason Rose
 

Report: http://www.redriverandgulf.net/Work-Session-20200815.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Rose

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RioGrandeExplorations.net | Ferroequinearcheologist-in-Training

Spring, Texas - MP 209.7 - UP Palestine Sub

 

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"

"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance" - Wendell Phillips

"Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid." – Sgt John Stryker USMC

“Life is too short to deal with other people’s drama.” – Sgt Jason Rose USMC

"It was free men fighting against the minions of tyranny, and the result proved the inequality of such a contest."

    -Texas Secretary of War Thomas Rusk - The day after the Battle of San Jacinto

 


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Jason Rose

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RioGrandeExplorations.net | Ferroequinearcheologist-in-Training

Spring, Texas - MP 209.7 - UP Palestine Sub

 

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"

"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance" - Wendell Phillips

"Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid." – Sgt John Stryker USMC

“Life is too short to deal with other people’s drama.” – Sgt Jason Rose USMC

"It was free men fighting against the minions of tyranny, and the result proved the inequality of such a contest."

    -Texas Secretary of War Thomas Rusk - The day after the Battle of San Jacinto


Re: Trains on the Hereford Sub August 1&2

Earl Needham
 

👍👍👍

Thanks for the pictures.  Very enjoyable!

Earl
Clovis


On Sun, Aug 16, 2020, 11:42 PM Nathan Herring <panhandlerails@...> wrote:

August 1

Spent a few hours between Amarillo and Canyon playing with the new lens. Didn’t take many pics but got a couple from the morning.

BNSF 5770 leads an eastbound Z train to a stop at Zita as they were waiting for a landing spot in Amarillo For their crew change.


I decided to take a shot at the McCormick Rd crossing. Another eastbound Z prepares to stop at second out Zita as they too were waiting for a landing spot (4 mains and still a bottleneck)


August 2nd

Met up with a friend on the western end of the Hereford Sub near Black. Z trains were a plenty this day as all the trains I caught were Zs

First train I caught was a hotshot eastbound Z9 led by BNSF 3958


Next up was a westbound Z that was getting back up to speed after waiting for the train ahead.


We made our way west towards Friona where I captured another Z9 with a Friona in the background.


A few minutes later a westbound Z passed by


We made our way back into Hereford where we captured brand new ES44C4 3268 leading a westbound Z past the grain elevator in Hereford 


Here is the video from the weekend available in 1080p HD

Thanks for looking


Trains on the Hereford Sub August 1&2

Nathan Herring
 


August 1

Spent a few hours between Amarillo and Canyon playing with the new lens. Didn’t take many pics but got a couple from the morning.

BNSF 5770 leads an eastbound Z train to a stop at Zita as they were waiting for a landing spot in Amarillo For their crew change.


I decided to take a shot at the McCormick Rd crossing. Another eastbound Z prepares to stop at second out Zita as they too were waiting for a landing spot (4 mains and still a bottleneck)


August 2nd

Met up with a friend on the western end of the Hereford Sub near Black. Z trains were a plenty this day as all the trains I caught were Zs

First train I caught was a hotshot eastbound Z9 led by BNSF 3958


Next up was a westbound Z that was getting back up to speed after waiting for the train ahead.


We made our way west towards Friona where I captured another Z9 with a Friona in the background.


A few minutes later a westbound Z passed by


We made our way back into Hereford where we captured brand new ES44C4 3268 leading a westbound Z past the grain elevator in Hereford 


Here is the video from the weekend available in 1080p HD

Thanks for looking


Re: BNSF and L&D action at New Iberia, Abbeville, and places in between -- 15-16 August 2019

Tom Roise
 

Great stuff

Hard to believe the mill was that busy just one year ago.......

Tom 

On Aug 15, 2020, at 9:49 AM, James Robichaux <robichauxenterprises.jr@...> wrote:


These two sets of pictures, the first one rather small and the second one ridiculously large, made on consecutive days one year ago go together.

One year ago today, I made this small set of images in New Iberia, Louisiana, on a very wet afternoon, showing a BNSF Railway crude oil train and some Louisiana & Delta Railroad action, including the bringing of a just-built train for the Abbeville Branch onto the beginning of the branch.

The next day, one year ago tomorrow, I made this really large set of images of action on the branch.

Thanks for looking.


James


Train incident tonight in Wichita Falls

texaszephyr
 

News reports are still pretty sketchy but it’s sounding like a motorist waited until a train activated the crossing gates at North Beverly Street, then pulled up, put car in park, exited vehicle and then ran up onto the tracks where they were struck at speed.

TZ


BNSF and L&D action at New Iberia, Abbeville, and places in between -- 15-16 August 2019

James Robichaux
 

These two sets of pictures, the first one rather small and the second one ridiculously large, made on consecutive days one year ago go together.

One year ago today, I made this small set of images in New Iberia, Louisiana, on a very wet afternoon, showing a BNSF Railway crude oil train and some Louisiana & Delta Railroad action, including the bringing of a just-built train for the Abbeville Branch onto the beginning of the branch.

The next day, one year ago tomorrow, I made this really large set of images of action on the branch.

Thanks for looking.


James


Rail Passengers Sunset Limited Regional Briefing | Less Than A Week To Go!

D. Howard Bingham
 

DEADLINE LESS THAN WEEK AWAY.

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In this briefing, we will:

  • Be joined by Rail Passengers Texas Council Member Bruce Ashton to talk about the history of the Daily Sunset campaign. 
  • Discuss the ongoing efforts to return daily service to the Sunset Limited from New Orleans to Los Angeles featuring presentations by Steve Roberts, President of the Rail Passengers Association of California & Nevada and George Chilson, Chairman Emeritus of Rail Passengers Association - followed by Q&A with them and other team members.
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From Fox News - Australia cane train derails after colliding with farm harvester crossing tracks, dashcam video shows

Tom Roise
 

An Australian sugar company has released dashcam video of one of its cane trains colliding with a slow-moving farm vehicle crossing the tracks last month in a public appeal for safety following a spate of recent incidents around its railway network.


https://www.foxnews.com/world/australia-train-collision-sugarcane-video


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Re: Fw: Bridge Hunter Web Site

Gerard Kelley
 

Howdy Norm,

Looks like another site I'll need to pack a lunch for who knew? I'm just wondering now but tunnels ? Just Bascules? New source of knowledge...
Thanks,
G. Kelley
Arlington Tx


-----Original Message-----
From: SCHULTZE <schultze@...>
To: RS-TALON <rs-talon@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Aug 12, 2020 10:53 am
Subject: [Railspot] Fw: Bridge Hunter Web Site



----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Norman Schultze <schultze@...>
To: Mike schultze <mike.schultze@...>; Carl Lehman <clehman@...>; GERHARD STUEBBEN <stuebben@...>; Patrick Phelan <ptphelan@...>; Robert Kaplan <robert.kaplan1@...>; steven dickey <froggyaz@...>; cozephyr <cozephyr@...>; Steve Baxendale <baxendas@...>; Thomas Hoffmann <thoffmann@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 10:52:54 AM CDT
Subject: Bridge Hunter Web Site

Well, I've been muckin' around the Bridge Hunter website.  It's a real bonanza for RR photogs. First you can search by state. Within State, you can search by railroad, and the see pix and Google street view.  In addition there is the geo coordinates so that your GPS will take you right to it.  It will tell you the length of the span(s), the kind of bridge, and build date.  

Now all I need to do is figure out the difference between a Pony Truss, and a Warren Truss and many other bridge designs.

Plan your pix now.....

Norm


Fw: Bridge Hunter Web Site

SCHULTZE
 



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Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 10:52:54 AM CDT
Subject: Bridge Hunter Web Site

Well, I've been muckin' around the Bridge Hunter website.  It's a real bonanza for RR photogs. First you can search by state. Within State, you can search by railroad, and the see pix and Google street view.  In addition there is the geo coordinates so that your GPS will take you right to it.  It will tell you the length of the span(s), the kind of bridge, and build date.  

Now all I need to do is figure out the difference between a Pony Truss, and a Warren Truss and many other bridge designs.

Plan your pix now.....

Norm


Re: Davy, Davy Crockett, train of the wild frontier

texaszephyr
 

David Crockett was also a Katy Pullman on the LW Texas Special.


On Aug 11, 2020, at 9:26 PM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:



[Edited Message Follows]

One of two name trains commemorating early Texas heroes.
Stephen F. Austin got a Katy passenger car named after him.
Perhaps others.

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Davy, Davy Crockett, train of the wild frontier

Dennis Hogan
 
Edited

One of two name trains commemorating early Texas heroes.
Stephen F. Austin got a Katy passenger car named after him.
Perhaps others.


Proofs have arrived

texaszephyr
 

The proofs for my "Passenger Trains of Texas - Rock Island" book arrived here this morning. So far everything looks good. I'll have this back at the printer by the first of next week so hopefully we might have the books done in the next two and a half weeks.


Steve Goen


Re: Brady Junction

Jim King
 

I’m sure Brady Island relates to Brady in some way, and they were likely in the same vicinity. Brady Island was part of John T. Brady’s land, but it wasn’t an island originally. It did not become an island until the ship channel built a cut and created the island. Why they made the cut…I don’t know, but I’d like to.

 

So a related question is…does “Brady” (as listed in RCT construction records) equate to “Brady Junction” (as mentioned in Railway Age), or are they two different locations? (and where!?) My assumption is that both Brady and Brady Junction were south of Brays Bayou, as is Brady Island.

 

I’m working on a major update to the Tower 102 page. The future I-GN line that crossed there was built by the Houston Belt & Magnolia Park (HB&MP) for which John T. Brady was the principal investor. S G Reed describes its 1890 construction in some detail. What I’m really trying to determine is how and when the (future) SP line that crossed at T102 was built. There were several receiverships and ownership changes and I’m hoping to drill down a bit deeper and determine precisely when (and who) built that line, and in what stages. Among the major questions…who built the bridge over Brays Bayou 800 ft. downstream from the GH&H bridge? And when? There’s an RCT record that says the HB&MP built 4.07 miles between Houston and Brady in 1895, and that’s the most likely candidate. But the HB&MP was in receivership at the time. And…where exactly did those 4.07 miles go (and how and where did they tie into the existing HB&MP tracks?) If we knew for certain where this 4.07 miles was located, we could figure out how the GL&H used the HB&MP tracks “as an entrance into Houston” in 1895.

 

--jk

 

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jim King
Sent: Sunday, August 9, 2020 10:02 PM
To: RS-TALON@groups.io
Subject: [Railspot] Brady Junction

 

An 1898 edition of Railway Age gives “Brady Junction” as the endpoint of the Galveston, La Porte and Houston RR. Does anyone have any “objective evidence” of precisely where Brady Junction was located? A map or a pre-1910 timetable (likely SP) would be ideal. The only location with “Brady” in the name that shows up in the USGS Domestic Names database is nearby Brady Island, but that’s not Brady Junction.

 

--jk

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 


Re: Black Gold, Texas Tea

Gerald Hook
 

My FRISCO passenger timetable collection is a bit spotty.  The August 1953 issue is the last one that shows trains 517-518 going to both Dallas and Ft Worth.  From what I see in Table 17 below, it certainly appears the train called at Dallas Union Terminal, then turned and went on to Ft Worth. 

 

How did they time to turn the “Gold” in Dallas in just 20 minutes ???  Knowing DUT crews performed switching, they would have used Union Terminal’s Wye, and those fellas with 7-Spot never moved that fast !!!  So who was it done ?? 

 

Note, the timetable allowed 1’10” between Dallas and Ft Worth which suggests routing over the RI.  Hummmm

 

Gerald Hook – Russellville, AR

 

 

From: RS-TALON@groups.io [mailto:RS-TALON@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dennis Hogan
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 9:14 AM
To: RS-TALON@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Railspot] Black Gold, Texas Tea

 

It's not obvious unless you see a full passenger train schedule or employee timetable that
the BLACK GOLD did a shuffle between Ft. Worth and Dallas which did not involve a combination
of trains at Irving.
Example:  The BLACK GOLD would leave Ft. Worth and head all the way over to Dallas on the
Rock Island's line.  There it would take on passengers and then depart for Irving, Sherman, and
points north.
Southbound the BLACK GOLD would stop at Dallas before heading over to Ft. Worth.

Cotton Belt passenger trains did a similar shuffle on its own line when Ft. Worth was still served.


Re: Brady Junction

D. Howard Bingham
 

Wondering if this also relates to "Brady Island" which is adjacent to where a Bayou empties into

Houston Ship Channel near where Harrisburg Blvd. turns into Broadway in the Pecan Park, neighborhood.?

Howard Bingham  :-)

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On 8/10/2020 8:01 AM, Dennis Hogan wrote:
A clue here in this TSHA article: 1.5 miles from Harrisburg
https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/eqg09
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Re: Black Gold, Texas Tea

Dennis Hogan
 

It's not obvious unless you see a full passenger train schedule or employee timetable that
the BLACK GOLD did a shuffle between Ft. Worth and Dallas which did not involve a combination
of trains at Irving.
Example:  The BLACK GOLD would leave Ft. Worth and head all the way over to Dallas on the
Rock Island's line.  There it would take on passengers and then depart for Irving, Sherman, and
points north.
Southbound the BLACK GOLD would stop at Dallas before heading over to Ft. Worth.

Cotton Belt passenger trains did a similar shuffle on its own line when Ft. Worth was still served.


Re: Brady Junction

Dennis Hogan
 

A clue here in this TSHA article: 1.5 miles from Harrisburg
https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/eqg09