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Re: New railcam in RS territory

Skip Waters
 

What kind of costs are we talking about?

Skip Waters
Dallas, Texas

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, 11:37:46 AM CDT, mardechris via groups.io <mardechris@...> wrote:


I am working really hard to get Virtual Railfan cameras at Marshall.  Unfortunately, the museum can’t afford to host these so we need sponsors.  

Marde

On Oct 25, 2020, at 8:50 AM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

Good to know about this one!
There are also Virtual Railfan cameras at Texarkana, Big Sandy, Tower 55 (Ft. Worth) and Belen--all in Railspot territory.

Until the SOUTHWEST CHIEF went tri-weekly I used to watch the railcam at La Plata MO in the evening about 7:30.


Re: New railcam in RS territory

mardechris
 

I am working really hard to get Virtual Railfan cameras at Marshall.  Unfortunately, the museum can’t afford to host these so we need sponsors.  

Marde

On Oct 25, 2020, at 8:50 AM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

Good to know about this one!
There are also Virtual Railfan cameras at Texarkana, Big Sandy, Tower 55 (Ft. Worth) and Belen--all in Railspot territory.

Until the SOUTHWEST CHIEF went tri-weekly I used to watch the railcam at La Plata MO in the evening about 7:30.


Re: TSRR diesel power issue?

Everett Lueck
 

Lack of sand one way or another.    I have been there when it has happened before.   

 As Gerald said, no sand or plugged sand delivery pipes, but it can also be humidity and the sand in the sand boxes has picked up moisture and then will not move.  

It is surprising how little wetness it takes on how little a grade to prevent train movement.  It is also surprising how little sand it takes to sustain movement in that situation.  


On Saturday, October 24, 2020, 10:00:35 PM CDT, Gerald Hook <gah333br@...> wrote:


Either an inexperienced engineer, an empty sand box or clogged sand pipes.

 

Gerald Hook – Russellville, AR

 

From: RS-TALON@groups.io [mailto:RS-TALON@groups.io] On Behalf Of C A Buster
Sent: Saturday, October 24, 2020 9:56 PM
To: RS-TALON@groups.io
Subject: [Railspot] TSRR diesel power issue?

 

I enjoyed last Friday's TSRR Rusk Diesel Roundup trip and the seating in the Presidential Car 1511 was a comfortable means to visit with my grandson and his wife (their four-year anniversary celebration).  Halfway into the trip, while still going up a minimal grade, we entered into a heavy rain shower, and to my surprise, the single diesel engine repeatedly lost traction and we had to stop, reverse a little and try again multiple times.  We ultimately made it to the Palestine station and there, they added another diesel engine, which served the train just fine on the return back to Rusk.  So what happened?  Surely any diesel engine could navigate a wet track with such a light six-car load.  Was the event indicating problems with the drive wheels?  Is this a common occurrence?  


Re: Logging in the Jemez Mountains (NM)

Dennis Hogan
 

A more comprehensive history of logging railroad operations in the Jemez:
http://npshistory.com/publications/usfs/region/3/santa-fe/cultres9/contents.htm


Logging in the Jemez Mountains (NM)

Dennis Hogan
 

It should be pretty this time of year in the Jemez Mountains.
https://jemezvalleyhistory.org/?page_id=908

Circle K map


San Marcial NM

Dennis Hogan
 

Very thorough write-up here about Santa Fe operations at San Marcial (before and after the flood):

http://socorro-history.org/HISTORY/smarcial/sanmarcial_railroad.pdf


"The Maggie"

Dennis Hogan
 

The Golden Spur Saloon in Magdalena NM hosts a fine collection of images at its website:
http://goldenspursaloon.com/contacts.html

Check out the recording of "Here Comes the Santa Fe" on that website!


Springdale ark

Tom Roise
 

Just took a look at the huge Tyson plant in this city sitting right in the railroad tracks.
It looks like they no longer use rail?
Yet the tracks are full of older Diesel engines? Blocking the main??
What’s the story here???

Thank you for responding.

Tom Roise


Rail Cafe

Dennis Hogan
 

Check out this place next time you're railfanning the BNSF out near Belen NM.
https://www.facebook.com/HubCityBrewingCompany/

That Green Chile Cheeseburger looks mighty tasty!

Pete's Café also looks like a winner:
https://www.petescafenewmexico.com/about-us/


Re: New railcam in RS territory

Dennis Hogan
 

Good to know about this one!
There are also Virtual Railfan cameras at Texarkana, Big Sandy, Tower 55 (Ft. Worth) and Belen--all in Railspot territory.

Until the SOUTHWEST CHIEF went tri-weekly I used to watch the railcam at La Plata MO in the evening about 7:30.


Re: TSRR diesel power issue?

Tom Roise
 

Sorry I missed it. Did not know about such an event?

Tom Roise


On Oct 24, 2020, at 9:55 PM, C A Buster <cbustertx@...> wrote:

I enjoyed last Friday's TSRR Rusk Diesel Roundup trip and the seating in the Presidential Car 1511 was a comfortable means to visit with my grandson and his wife (their four-year anniversary celebration).  Halfway into the trip, while still going up a minimal grade, we entered into a heavy rain shower, and to my surprise, the single diesel engine repeatedly lost traction and we had to stop, reverse a little and try again multiple times.  We ultimately made it to the Palestine station and there, they added another diesel engine, which served the train just fine on the return back to Rusk.  So what happened?  Surely any diesel engine could navigate a wet track with such a light six-car load.  Was the event indicating problems with the drive wheels?  Is this a common occurrence?  


Re: TSRR diesel power issue?

Tom Roise
 

Inexperienced engineer
Not familiar with the track in all conditions.


Probably not enough momentum to get the consist up the grade and not enough sand for traction.

Tom Roise


On Oct 24, 2020, at 10:00 PM, Gerald Hook <gah333br@...> wrote:



Either an inexperienced engineer, an empty sand box or clogged sand pipes.

 

Gerald Hook – Russellville, AR

 

From: RS-TALON@groups.io [mailto:RS-TALON@groups.io] On Behalf Of C A Buster
Sent: Saturday, October 24, 2020 9:56 PM
To: RS-TALON@groups.io
Subject: [Railspot] TSRR diesel power issue?

 

I enjoyed last Friday's TSRR Rusk Diesel Roundup trip and the seating in the Presidential Car 1511 was a comfortable means to visit with my grandson and his wife (their four-year anniversary celebration).  Halfway into the trip, while still going up a minimal grade, we entered into a heavy rain shower, and to my surprise, the single diesel engine repeatedly lost traction and we had to stop, reverse a little and try again multiple times.  We ultimately made it to the Palestine station and there, they added another diesel engine, which served the train just fine on the return back to Rusk.  So what happened?  Surely any diesel engine could navigate a wet track with such a light six-car load.  Was the event indicating problems with the drive wheels?  Is this a common occurrence?  


Re: New railcam in RS territory

Tom Roise
 

Thanks Bill
I just visited the site. Asked two questions with no reply??

Could be interesting if they have any train frequency. Any idea how many pass in the daylight?
Mostly BNSF?

Tom Roise


On Oct 24, 2020, at 11:47 PM, Bill Wasinger via groups.io <bwasinger@...> wrote:


Just FYI, there's a new railcam online in Quanah, TX. Says it is hosted by the City of Quanah, but I don't know if that means it's sponsored. Therefore I'm not sure if it will stay free or go behind a paywall at some point. For now, it's free…

Link below

Bill in OKC





~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~! Oklahoma - Our tornadoes go to F6!


Re: Harlingen TX shops & yards

texaszephyr
 

Correct


On Oct 24, 2020, at 10:20 PM, Charles Wymola via groups.io <ce_wymola@...> wrote:


On top of the switch stand the light indicators are covered with metal coverings and only a slant opening is visible.


Re: Milford TX

Skip Waters
 

Well.... hickory dickory dock.... Look who's dug up this...  

What I didn't realize was Johnny Meyers is actually my long lost Uncle!?!  At least according to the photo caption... Dr. John Waters...  That's cool!

Yes, we ran this trip all stuffed in an old chevy suburban commuter van.  We even broke down or the engine overheated in Waco.  But we all got home safely.  We've been wanting to do another one of these trips ever since.

See Dennis, you need to keep your membership current with the chapter so you won't miss these fun trips!

Skip Waters
Dallas, Texas

On Saturday, October 24, 2020, 04:44:18 PM CDT, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:


You just never know who you'll find in the news?
https://italyneotribune.com/stories/4dc92d9fc29e06850300049c/photos.html

When was this?
Ah, 2009.  The rest of the story...
https://italyneotribune.com/stories/4dc92d9fc29e06850300049c.html


New railcam in RS territory

Bill Wasinger
 

Just FYI, there's a new railcam online in Quanah, TX. Says it is hosted by the City of Quanah, but I don't know if that means it's sponsored. Therefore I'm not sure if it will stay free or go behind a paywall at some point. For now, it's free…

Link below

Bill in OKC





~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~! Oklahoma - Our tornadoes go to F6!


Re: Harlingen TX shops & yards

Charles Wymola
 

On top of the switch stand the light indicators are covered with metal coverings and only a slant opening is visible.


Re: TSRR diesel power issue?

Gerald Hook
 

Either an inexperienced engineer, an empty sand box or clogged sand pipes.

 

Gerald Hook – Russellville, AR

 

From: RS-TALON@groups.io [mailto:RS-TALON@groups.io] On Behalf Of C A Buster
Sent: Saturday, October 24, 2020 9:56 PM
To: RS-TALON@groups.io
Subject: [Railspot] TSRR diesel power issue?

 

I enjoyed last Friday's TSRR Rusk Diesel Roundup trip and the seating in the Presidential Car 1511 was a comfortable means to visit with my grandson and his wife (their four-year anniversary celebration).  Halfway into the trip, while still going up a minimal grade, we entered into a heavy rain shower, and to my surprise, the single diesel engine repeatedly lost traction and we had to stop, reverse a little and try again multiple times.  We ultimately made it to the Palestine station and there, they added another diesel engine, which served the train just fine on the return back to Rusk.  So what happened?  Surely any diesel engine could navigate a wet track with such a light six-car load.  Was the event indicating problems with the drive wheels?  Is this a common occurrence?  


TSRR diesel power issue?

C A Buster
 

I enjoyed last Friday's TSRR Rusk Diesel Roundup trip and the seating in the Presidential Car 1511 was a comfortable means to visit with my grandson and his wife (their four-year anniversary celebration).  Halfway into the trip, while still going up a minimal grade, we entered into a heavy rain shower, and to my surprise, the single diesel engine repeatedly lost traction and we had to stop, reverse a little and try again multiple times.  We ultimately made it to the Palestine station and there, they added another diesel engine, which served the train just fine on the return back to Rusk.  So what happened?  Surely any diesel engine could navigate a wet track with such a light six-car load.  Was the event indicating problems with the drive wheels?  Is this a common occurrence?  


Louisiana Southern #505

Edward Johnson
 




On Oct 24, 2020, at 10:33 AM, jthomasmet via groups.io <jthomasmet@...> wrote:


I believe that is an early GE in the photo. It might be an 80 tonner. It is not a Whitcomb for sure.
Jeff Thomas
Denton, Tx.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...>
To: RS-TALON@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Oct 24, 2020 10:22 am
Subject: [Railspot] Louisiana Southern #505

Whitcomb?

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