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Railspot Rarity #16

Dennis Hogan
 

Arkansas, Oklahoma & Western  RR was dubbed "The Fruit Belt Line."
It spanned from Rogers AR to Siloam Springs with a planned extension to
Pryor Creek OK. It offered twice daily passenger service in each
direction in 1910.

Now you know.
[ORG 1910]


Brazoria County railroad history

Dennis Hogan
 

Here's a snapshot view of that county's railroads over time:
https://www.brazoriacountytx.gov/home/showdocument?id=12146


Re: Amtrak's Least Used Stations

Gene Poon
 

Several of his "least used stations" were served by triweekly trains only, in the timeframe he uses.  One is seasonal-only.  Kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy.


On Sat, Oct 31, 2020, 2:13 PM Ron Roman <ronaf5as@...> wrote:
Least Used goes to…
Altus, OK!!!!!

Ohhh, wait… Sorry we don’t have that brand name coming thru here….
I was thinking that the Quanah Express (QE) from STL, MO  which meets with the TZ (FTW - DEN) fame in Quanah, TX!
….but, just that it only exists in the mind of a modeler who has that imagination that it would have been nice. 😊

What a thought and concept. Hmmmm. 

Seeeeeeee Yaaaaaaaaaaaa, Lol 😃

73’s,
Ron R AF5AS
Altus, OK


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--
Ron R AF5AS

Altus, OK


Re: Amtrak's Least Used Stations

Ron Roman
 

Least Used goes to…
Altus, OK!!!!!

Ohhh, wait… Sorry we don’t have that brand name coming thru here….
I was thinking that the Quanah Express (QE) from STL, MO  which meets with the TZ (FTW - DEN) fame in Quanah, TX!
….but, just that it only exists in the mind of a modeler who has that imagination that it would have been nice. 😊

What a thought and concept. Hmmmm. 

Seeeeeeee Yaaaaaaaaaaaa, Lol 😃

73’s,
Ron R AF5AS
Altus, OK


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From: Dennis Hogan
Sent: ‎Saturday‎, ‎October‎ ‎31‎, ‎2020 ‎8‎:‎19‎ ‎AM
To: Railspot


--
Ron R AF5AS

Altus, OK


Trick or Treat book special

texaszephyr
 

There is only one copy left for this special price. 

Who will be the lucky one to goblin it up?


TZ







Begin forwarded message:

From: Steve Goen <texaszephyr@...>
Date: October 29, 2020 9:28:18 PM CDT
Subject: Trick or Treat book special

I have six copies of my "Passenger Trains of Texas - Rock Island" book that have extremely minor bumped corners on the book cover. All are still shrink wrapped but experienced minor damage during shipping. Other than the minor bumped corners there is nothing else wrong with them.

As a result I'm offering these for only $45.00 each and that includes shipping and sales tax.

Please keep in mind that there are only six copies. If interested please contact me direct off list and reserve a copy. These are NOT listed on my website.

Payment: Personal check or money order only. No credit cards and no PayPal.

When these six are spoken for that's it. The list price is $59.95 plus $6.00 shipping, plus 8.25% state sales tax. So here a way to save $26.39.

Please contact me direct at texaszephyr@... if you want one of these slightly bumped books.



TZ


Re: Night time with the SUNSET LTD.

Tom Roise
 

Great shot 

Where ?



Tom Roise


On Oct 31, 2020, at 7:51 AM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

"Sunset" noir

Image


Amtrak's Least Used Stations

Dennis Hogan
 


Night time with the SUNSET LTD.

Dennis Hogan
 

"Sunset" noir

Image


SPH&TS fall/winter book sale

Dennis Hogan
 
Edited

Great bargains here if you're looking for SP topics!
https://files.constantcontact.com/5b5d1c26101/098f8e76-73f2-4cae-958d-f58f39f10f53.pdf

Half off on:   "Southern Pacific Lines Across Texas and Louisiana 1934-1961" 
                        by
 Joe Dale Morris & George Werner


SOUTHWEST CHIEF with Phase I Heritage Unit #156

Dennis Hogan
 

Scenic New Mexico with cottonwoods in fall colors.
Video by Yard Limit Productions:
https://youtu.be/rZQsLjtxzOU


Towers 33 & 169, Bay City

Jim King
 

The Bay City towers page has been updated to include a couple of Barriger photos and some new interlocker information.

 

Jim King

 

http://txrrhistory.com/towers/033/033.htm

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Trick or Treat book special

texaszephyr
 

I have six copies of my "Passenger Trains of Texas - Rock Island" book that have extremely minor bumped corners on the book cover. All are still shrink wrapped but experienced minor damage during shipping. Other than the minor bumped corners there is nothing else wrong with them.

As a result I'm offering these for only $45.00 each and that includes shipping and sales tax.

Please keep in mind that there are only six copies. If interested please contact me direct off list and reserve a copy. These are NOT listed on my website.

Payment: Personal check or money order only. No credit cards and no PayPal.

When these six are spoken for that's it. The list price is $59.95 plus $6.00 shipping, plus 8.25% state sales tax. So here a way to save $26.39.

Please contact me direct at texaszephyr@sw.rr.com if you want one of these slightly bumped books.



TZ


derailment at Mauriceville, Texas

James Robichaux
 


Re: Galveston Tower A

 

It is in N scale. The model is  2 3/16" x 1 3/4" x 2" tall. But it could be printed in other scales.

I mainly drew it up to practice painting. I have discovered I need to completely re-learn how to paint models. I had not thought about selling any of my models.

David.

My Galveston Layout:

 


KATY Box car for free...

Skip Waters
 


Re: Galveston Tower A

Edward Johnson
 

HO or O Scale?  
Product going to be put on sale, in future? 
Ed


On Oct 27, 2020, at 1:05 PM, David Hager <zlittled5@...> wrote:


Here is a 3D model of Galveston Tower A I made.


<Galv Tower A.JPG>


Galveston Tower A

 


Here is a 3D model of Galveston Tower A I made.



Re: Meanwhile, along the Border...

Jerry Storrs
 

All MoPac power was non dynamic with the exception of the SD40-2 units purchased for coal train service.  The units they got from C&EI had the dynamics disabled when merged into the fleet.

SPfan

On Tue, Oct 27, 2020, 8:28 AM Gene Poon <sheehans2016@...> wrote:
I have it as Ex-UPB 4133, nee-MP 3133.  MoPac SD40-2 were built without dynamic brakes.  I would have to look it up but I think I rode behind that unit with its MP number in UP paint on Amtrak 2 the Sunset Limited.  It was picked up in El Paso after one of our Amtrak units, an F40PH, belched out all its cooling water in Arizona.

On Tue, Oct 27, 2020, 3:37 AM Gerald Hook <gah333br@...> wrote:

I’m impressed with that SD40, sans-dynamic brakes!  Anyone know its lineage?

 

Gerald Hook – Russellville, AR

 

From: RS-TALON@groups.io [mailto:RS-TALON@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Roise via groups.io
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2020 9:17 PM
To: Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...>
Cc: RS-TALON@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Railspot] Meanwhile, along the Border...

 

A lot going on in the news on them. Immense growth and development...

Tom Roise

 



On Oct 24, 2020, at 10:05 AM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

We don't hear much about the Brownsville Rio Grande Ry. so here's some news from 10/15/20:
https://www.progressiverailroading.com/short_lines_regionals/news/OmniTRAX-expands-Rail-Ready-Sites-to-Texas-short-line--61842

I like their diesel paint scheme.

 


Re: Meanwhile, along the Border...

Gene Poon
 

I have it as Ex-UPB 4133, nee-MP 3133.  MoPac SD40-2 were built without dynamic brakes.  I would have to look it up but I think I rode behind that unit with its MP number in UP paint on Amtrak 2 the Sunset Limited.  It was picked up in El Paso after one of our Amtrak units, an F40PH, belched out all its cooling water in Arizona.


On Tue, Oct 27, 2020, 3:37 AM Gerald Hook <gah333br@...> wrote:

I’m impressed with that SD40, sans-dynamic brakes!  Anyone know its lineage?

 

Gerald Hook – Russellville, AR

 

From: RS-TALON@groups.io [mailto:RS-TALON@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Roise via groups.io
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2020 9:17 PM
To: Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...>
Cc: RS-TALON@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Railspot] Meanwhile, along the Border...

 

A lot going on in the news on them. Immense growth and development...

Tom Roise

 



On Oct 24, 2020, at 10:05 AM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

We don't hear much about the Brownsville Rio Grande Ry. so here's some news from 10/15/20:
https://www.progressiverailroading.com/short_lines_regionals/news/OmniTRAX-expands-Rail-Ready-Sites-to-Texas-short-line--61842

I like their diesel paint scheme.

 


Re: Meanwhile, along the Border...

Jerry Storrs
 

Typical MoPac Jenks Blue with Screaming Eagle on long hood and Buzzsaw on cab with Missouri Pacific Lines in the buzzsaw.  Small TP sublettering underneath the buzzsaw usually to the left side.

SPfan

On Tue, Oct 27, 2020, 7:57 AM Tom Roise <tomroise@...> wrote:
Nice. What was the paint scheme then?

Tom Roise


On Oct 27, 2020, at 7:48 AM, Jerry Storrs <txspfan712@...> wrote:


T&P 834 was an SD40-2 purchased by MoPac and had a small TP under the Buzzsaw on the cab.

SPfan

On Tue, Oct 27, 2020, 7:36 AM Tom Roise via groups.io <tomroise=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Tom Roise
469-525-0930

On Oct 27, 2020, at 7:24 AM, Tom Roise via groups.io <tomroise=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

T&P had SD 40’s??

Tom Roise


On Oct 27, 2020, at 6:19 AM, Randy Keller <mp3115@...> wrote:


If you are speaking of BRG 3986, she was built as T&P 834.

Randy Keller


On Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 03:37:14 AM PDT, Gerald Hook <gah333br@...> wrote:


I’m impressed with that SD40, sans-dynamic brakes!  Anyone know its lineage?

 

Gerald Hook – Russellville, AR

 

From: RS-TALON@groups.io [mailto:RS-TALON@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Roise via groups.io
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2020 9:17 PM
To: Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...>
Cc: RS-TALON@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Railspot] Meanwhile, along the Border...

 

A lot going on in the news on them. Immense growth and development...

Tom Roise

 



On Oct 24, 2020, at 10:05 AM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

We don't hear much about the Brownsville Rio Grande Ry. so here's some news from 10/15/20:
https://www.progressiverailroading.com/short_lines_regionals/news/OmniTRAX-expands-Rail-Ready-Sites-to-Texas-short-line--61842

I like their diesel paint scheme.

 

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