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Re: Soumethun siding (Dallas) in 1958

Tom Roise
 

And coal for the power plant?

Tom Roise


On Oct 15, 2020, at 8:15 PM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

Along the old H&TC mainline before the Belt Line was built.
There was once a spur into the SMU campus for providing
construction materials to the university.
https://digitalcollections.smu.edu/digital/collection/rwy/id/1997/rec/101


Soumethun siding (Dallas) in 1958

Dennis Hogan
 

Along the old H&TC mainline before the Belt Line was built.
There was once a spur into the SMU campus for providing
construction materials to the university.
https://digitalcollections.smu.edu/digital/collection/rwy/id/1997/rec/101


H&TC Official Car "Dallas"

Dennis Hogan
 

Quite a rarity!   I think there was a later car named "Dallas" as well.
https://digitalcollections.smu.edu/digital/collection/rwy/id/2142/rec/94


Re: Amtrak Express moves

Robert Hall
 

Seems like the FTW-CHI trains departed FTW @0001 every Monday morning; The FTW-LAX trains like once every 4-6 weeks


Re: Amtrak Express moves

David H. Gaines
 

I thought I saw at least one in Wichita Falls, so I’ve went digging through my videos and found some I shot on 26 March 1998 of Amtrak 61 & 43 [A951 (25)], with 30 of Amtrak’s boxcars (all three paint schemes), pausing for a crew change and then westbound leaving town. I think the destination was Albuquerque, but am not absolutely sure.

 

dhg

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DAVID H. GAINES – N5DHG

Wichita Falls, Texas

n5dhgsps@...

 

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Re: Amtrak Express moves

Steve Grabman
 

I know they were infrequent like once a month if that.  I know the trains that ran from Fort Worth to Chicago via OKC we’re operated frequently enough that when the Heartland Flyer started in June, 1999, Amtrak already had crews qualified on the territory.  I think those trains ran weekly.

The thing that sucked is most of these trains left Fort Worth at night or early in the morning so not many shots exist of these.

Steve Grabman 


On Oct 15, 2020, at 11:20 AM, texaszephyr <texaszephyr@...> wrote:

I think I may have seen one such move back in the 1990s.

TZ



On Oct 15, 2020, at 10:01 AM, Robert Hall via groups.io wrote:

I remember a weekly move over T&P from FTW to BNSF @Sweetwater to keep trackage rights.  I don't recall a FW&D move but I won't say it didn't happen



Austin SP roundhouse (1957)

Dennis Hogan
 


SP depot in Llano TX (1957)

Dennis Hogan
 


Re: Railspot Rarity #7

jdyer000
 

Steve
I have a photo in my file of what I think was the last bright and shiny Doodlebug to run on the Tin Can but the photo's location was the Waco yard.. It wasn't exactly as I remember it but this 10 year-old farm boy was more interested in going to town and buying an ice cream cone with his grandmother's nickel than he was railroad iron.

Somewhere I ran across a photo of one of the earlier Doodlebugs and the poster claimed that the location was Moran. Obviously before my time but nothing matched and I moved on.

John

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Thursday, 15 October 2020, 11:20AM -05:00 from texaszephyr texaszephyr@...:

I need photos of the Katy doodlebug on the old Tin Can.

TZ


On Oct 15, 2020, at 10:41 AM, jdyer000 wrote:


The Texas Central ran through our ranch between Cisco and Moran. The Pueblo siding area became the HQ for "Cul" Dyer's ranch and Pueblo eventually grew to have a post office, general store, gas station, depot, Baptist church, etc. A second siding was eventually built with a gasoline loading rack to accommodate Lone Star Gas Company's Pueblo Gasoline Plant  which was also on the ranch. As a kid, I rode the "Doodlebug" with my Grandmother Dyer from Pueblo to Moran every Saturday. EVERYBODY went to town on Saturday. 😀

One other "Priceless Bit of Useless Information " is that I  have the original(?) Texas Central  plat of Pueblo, Texas with streets, lot numbers and the location of the ROUNDHOUSE!  You could purchase prime real estate at the northern terminus of the gateway to whatever! 😀

The signs of the Texas Central, the Katy and even Pueblo are long gone except for the few of us who are able to associate the near invisible artifacts with our memory of what once was.

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Re: South Plains Lamesa Railroad

Dennis Hogan
 

I recall the original shortline after Santa Fe spun it off.  We were driving back from
Albuquerque in the early to mid 1990s and stopped at Lamesa.
There was a Santa Fe Geep parked by the depot/office that the shortline had leased.
I don't think service to Lamesa lasted too many years.

To think Santa Fe still ran steam (like #1010) to Lamesa in the year I was born just about
an hour south.



From: Steve Goen <texaszephyr@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:20 AM
To: Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...>
Cc: RS-TALON@groups.io <RS-TALON@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Railspot] South Plains Lamesa Railroad
 
It's been there for years. Its on the SE side of Slaton off whats left of the Slaton to Lamesa branch.

TZ



On Oct 14, 2020, at 9:52 PM, Dennis Hogan wrote:

Wow ! How have I not heard of this operation?
https://splrr.com/


Re: Amtrak Express moves

texaszephyr
 

I think I may have seen one such move back in the 1990s.

TZ



On Oct 15, 2020, at 10:01 AM, Robert Hall via groups.io wrote:

I remember a weekly move over T&P from FTW to BNSF @Sweetwater to keep trackage rights.  I don't recall a FW&D move but I won't say it didn't happen



Re: South Plains Lamesa Railroad

texaszephyr
 

It's been there for years. Its on the SE side of Slaton off whats left of the Slaton to Lamesa branch.

TZ



On Oct 14, 2020, at 9:52 PM, Dennis Hogan wrote:

Wow ! How have I not heard of this operation?
https://splrr.com/


Re: Railspot Rarity #7

texaszephyr
 

I need photos of the Katy doodlebug on the old Tin Can.

TZ


On Oct 15, 2020, at 10:41 AM, jdyer000 wrote:


The Texas Central ran through our ranch between Cisco and Moran. The Pueblo siding area became the HQ for "Cul" Dyer's ranch and Pueblo eventually grew to have a post office, general store, gas station, depot, Baptist church, etc. A second siding was eventually built with a gasoline loading rack to accommodate Lone Star Gas Company's Pueblo Gasoline Plant  which was also on the ranch. As a kid, I rode the "Doodlebug" with my Grandmother Dyer from Pueblo to Moran every Saturday. EVERYBODY went to town on Saturday. 😀

One other "Priceless Bit of Useless Information " is that I  have the original(?) Texas Central  plat of Pueblo, Texas with streets, lot numbers and the location of the ROUNDHOUSE!  You could purchase prime real estate at the northern terminus of the gateway to whatever! 😀

The signs of the Texas Central, the Katy and even Pueblo are long gone except for the few of us who are able to associate the near invisible artifacts with our memory of what once was.

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Re: Railspot Rarity #7

jdyer000
 

The facility is still in existence but like all things related to Lone Star Gas Company,  it has been sold, resold, resold again, erc. I don't even remember who owns it now or what it called. They quit using the railroad loading racks and abandoned their pipeline across the ranch long before the Katy pulled out. I assume the salvagers stripped the old loading racks when the line was salvaged. Walked the area a few years ago and, without knowing of its existence, there were hardly any signs.The plant is strictly a remotely operated compressor station today.

John

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Thursday, 15 October 2020, 10:49AM -05:00 from Tom Roise tomroise@...:

Amazing how a gas plant just disappears.

Tom Roise


On Oct 15, 2020, at 10:41 AM, jdyer000 <john@...> wrote:


The Texas Central ran through our ranch between Cisco and Moran. The Pueblo siding area became the HQ for "Cul" Dyer's ranch and Pueblo eventually grew to have a post office, general store, gas station, depot, Baptist church, etc. A second siding was eventually built with a gasoline loading rack to accommodate Lone Star Gas Company's Pueblo Gasoline Plant  which was also on the ranch. As a kid, I rode the "Doodlebug" with my Grandmother Dyer from Pueblo to Moran every Saturday. EVERYBODY went to town on Saturday. 😀

One other "Priceless Bit of Useless Information " is that I  have the original(?) Texas Central  plat of Pueblo, Texas with streets, lot numbers and the location of the ROUNDHOUSE!  You could purchase prime real estate at the northern terminus of the gateway to whatever! 😀

The signs of the Texas Central, the Katy and even Pueblo are long gone except for the few of us who are able to associate the near invisible artifacts with our memory of what once was.

--
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Re: Railspot Rarity #7

Tom Roise
 

Amazing how a gas plant just disappears.

Tom Roise


On Oct 15, 2020, at 10:41 AM, jdyer000 <john@...> wrote:




The Texas Central ran through our ranch between Cisco and Moran. The Pueblo siding area became the HQ for "Cul" Dyer's ranch and Pueblo eventually grew to have a post office, general store, gas station, depot, Baptist church, etc. A second siding was eventually built with a gasoline loading rack to accommodate Lone Star Gas Company's Pueblo Gasoline Plant  which was also on the ranch. As a kid, I rode the "Doodlebug" with my Grandmother Dyer from Pueblo to Moran every Saturday. EVERYBODY went to town on Saturday. 😀

One other "Priceless Bit of Useless Information " is that I  have the original(?) Texas Central  plat of Pueblo, Texas with streets, lot numbers and the location of the ROUNDHOUSE!  You could purchase prime real estate at the northern terminus of the gateway to whatever! 😀

The signs of the Texas Central, the Katy and even Pueblo are long gone except for the few of us who are able to associate the near invisible artifacts with our memory of what once was.

--
Sent from myMail for Android


Re: Railspot Rarity #7

jdyer000
 


The Texas Central ran through our ranch between Cisco and Moran. The Pueblo siding area became the HQ for "Cul" Dyer's ranch and Pueblo eventually grew to have a post office, general store, gas station, depot, Baptist church, etc. A second siding was eventually built with a gasoline loading rack to accommodate Lone Star Gas Company's Pueblo Gasoline Plant  which was also on the ranch. As a kid, I rode the "Doodlebug" with my Grandmother Dyer from Pueblo to Moran every Saturday. EVERYBODY went to town on Saturday. 😀

One other "Priceless Bit of Useless Information " is that I  have the original(?) Texas Central  plat of Pueblo, Texas with streets, lot numbers and the location of the ROUNDHOUSE!  You could purchase prime real estate at the northern terminus of the gateway to whatever! 😀

The signs of the Texas Central, the Katy and even Pueblo are long gone except for the few of us who are able to associate the near invisible artifacts with our memory of what once was.

--
Sent from myMail for Android


Re: Amtrak Express moves

Robert Hall
 

I remember a weekly move over T&P from FTW to BNSF @Sweetwater to keep trackage rights.  I don't recall a FW&D move but I won't say it didn't happen


Re: Railspot Rarity #8

texaszephyr
 

Hartshorne


On Oct 15, 2020, at 8:10 AM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

The Choctaw Coal and Railway Co. once projected an extension from Hartshore IT
to Denison TX.

[ORG 1893]


Re: OT: Hotel Blessing

Scott Kelm
 

Yes. It is in Steve Goen's Valley Eagle DVD from a few years ago.

On Thursday, October 15, 2020, 08:09:11 AM CDT, Tom Roise via groups.io <tomroise@...> wrote:


Still with an active rail line two blocks away !!

Tom Roise


On Oct 15, 2020, at 12:09 AM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

Looks like a neat old historical place to eat and perhaps overnight:

https://hotelblessing.com/about-us/


Re: Railspot Rarity #7

Jerry Storrs
 

Pretty ambitious undertaking.

SPfan

On Thu, Oct 15, 2020, 8:06 AM Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:
The Texas Central RR was once projected to extend from Albany TX to Las Vegas NM and
from Waco to New Orleans.

[ORG 1893]

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