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Re: Consist Corner : C&TS snow-clearing train

Jason Rose
 

No sir.  OY was last used in February/March 2020.  

Here’s my video from that trip:





On Feb 23, 2021, at 10:19 AM, Tom Roise via groups.io <tomroise@...> wrote:

Did they use it this year?

Tom Roise


On Feb 23, 2021, at 7:33 AM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:



[Edited Message Follows]

May 16, 1994 was a day C&TS operated a snowplow train up to Cumbres Pass
and beyond.  The snow that year was not quite as deep as the previous year but
deep enough to use the rotary anyway

At Chama Yard, the following were steamed up:
#497
#489
#488
#484
#463
   OY rotary plow

I think only 489 and 484 were used on the work train.
For those who chased the train, it was an unforgettable experience.
All the preparations lasted 2-3 days before OY left to clear snow.
I believe John Bush was the Operations Manager at the time.

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Re: Consist Corner : C&TS snow-clearing train

Tom Roise
 

Did they use it this year?

Tom Roise


On Feb 23, 2021, at 7:33 AM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:



[Edited Message Follows]

May 16, 1994 was a day C&TS operated a snowplow train up to Cumbres Pass
and beyond.  The snow that year was not quite as deep as the previous year but
deep enough to use the rotary anyway

At Chama Yard, the following were steamed up:
#497
#489
#488
#484
#463
   OY rotary plow

I think only 489 and 484 were used on the work train.
For those who chased the train, it was an unforgettable experience.
All the preparations lasted 2-3 days before OY left to clear snow.
I believe John Bush was the Operations Manager at the time.


Re: Need help department

texaszephyr
 

Sorry Michael but I'm specifically requesting February, March or April 1950.



On Feb 23, 2021, at 4:38 AM, Michael North wrote:

I have a FEB 1959 issue. 

On Monday, February 22, 2021, 09:29:23 PM CST, texaszephyr <texaszephyr@...> wrote:


No, not really. Since OGRs were monthly they provide a better way to narrow down dates.

TZ


On Feb 22, 2021, at 8:20 PM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

Would a FW&DC passenger timetable work?


Consist Corner : C&TS snow-clearing train

Dennis Hogan
 
Edited

May 16, 1994 was a day C&TS operated a snowplow train up to Cumbres Pass
and beyond.  The snow that year was not quite as deep as the previous year but
deep enough to use the rotary anyway

At Chama Yard, the following were steamed up:
#497
#489
#488
#484
#463
   OY rotary plow

I think only 489 and 484 were used on the work train.
For those who chased the train, it was an unforgettable experience.
All the preparations lasted 2-3 days before OY left to clear snow.
I believe John Bush was the Operations Manager at the time.


Re: Need help department

Michael North
 

I have a FEB 1959 issue. 

On Monday, February 22, 2021, 09:29:23 PM CST, texaszephyr <texaszephyr@...> wrote:


No, not really. Since OGRs were monthly they provide a better way to narrow down dates.

TZ


On Feb 22, 2021, at 8:20 PM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

Would a FW&DC passenger timetable work?


Re: Need help department

texaszephyr
 

No, not really. Since OGRs were monthly they provide a better way to narrow down dates.

TZ


On Feb 22, 2021, at 8:20 PM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

Would a FW&DC passenger timetable work?


Re: Need help department

Dennis Hogan
 

Would a FW&DC passenger timetable work?


Need help department

texaszephyr
 

I'm looking for some FW&D info contained in a February, March or April 1950 issue of the Official Guide of the Railways. If anyone has any of these issues please contact me direct at texaszephyr@sw.rr.com .

Thanks,

TZ


Are we done with the cold yet?

David H Bingham
 

From www.Click2Houston.com
Forwarded by: D. Howard Bingham
Posted: Feb. 23, 2021, 02:53 pm CST
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Frank Billingsley, KPRC <newsletter@e.click2houston.com>
Date: Mon, Feb 22, 2021, 1:50 PM
Subject: Are we done with the cold yet?
To: <binghamdavidh@...>


First, my prayers are with all of you still fighting last week’s misery, and hopefully, you’ll get through cleanups and repairs as painlessly as possible. I had issues myself, but minor compared to a lot of folks, so I’m just glad for the warm weather today! The NWS put out the chart below showing the cold we went through, in terms of time: 44 hours straight of at or below freezing! NWS Cold ReviewNWS Cold ReviewThat 13° is the 6th coldest day on record for the month of February, BUT all of the colder days were either in February 1895 or 1899! So we had our coldest February day in more than a century! Are we done with the cold? Never say never, but I can tell you that this week is a no-brainer. The northern jet stream is way north and the southern jet is right over us: Jet Stream through SaturdayJet Stream through SaturdayAnd this time next week we are in MARCH and meteorological spring is March-April-May. From a historical perspective, our low temperature records the first half of March are all in the low to mid-20s (no teens) and the coldest ever in March is March 3, 1943, when we dropped to 21° (that would have been a Hobby Airport reading). So statistics are on our side for no repeats of last week. The morning model run There were a few rumors that we’d have another cold snap next Tuesday-Wednesday, but the latest GFS (American) model run squashes that. First, here’s the USA and you can see the blue areas of cold air the next two weeks stay well north of Texas: American Model courtesy of tropicaltidbitsAmerican Model courtesy of tropicaltidbitsA closer look at just Texas keeps Houston on the warm side: American ModelAmerican ModelSo any big cooldown is a rumor for now! We’ll keep watching! Frank Email me and follow me on Facebook !

Are we done with the cold yet?

First, my prayers are with all of you still fighting last week’s misery, and hopefully, you’ll get through cleanups and repairs as painlessly as possible. I had issues myself, but minor compared to a lot of folks, so I’m just glad for the warm weather today! The NWS put out the chart below showing the cold we went through, in terms of time: 44 hours straight of at or below freezing!

NWS Cold Review
NWS Cold Review

That 13° is the 6th coldest day on record for the month of February, BUT all of the colder days were either in February 1895 or 1899! So we had our coldest February day in more than a century!

Are we done with the cold? Never say never, but I can tell you that this week is a no-brainer. The northern jet stream is way north and the southern jet is right over us:

Jet Stream through Saturday
Jet Stream through Saturday

And this time next week we are in MARCH and meteorological spring is March-April-May. From a historical perspective, our low temperature records the first half of March are all in the low to mid-20s (no teens) and the coldest ever in March is March 3, 1943, when we dropped to 21° (that would have been a Hobby Airport reading). So statistics are on our side for no repeats of last week.

The morning model run

There were a few rumors that we’d have another cold snap next Tuesday-Wednesday, but the latest GFS (American) model run squashes that. First, here’s the USA and you can see the blue areas of cold air the next two weeks stay well north of Texas:

American Model courtesy of tropicaltidbits
American Model courtesy of tropicaltidbits

A closer look at just Texas keeps Houston on the warm side:

American Model
American Model

So any big cooldown is a rumor for now! We’ll keep watching!

Frank

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Re: Consist Corner : Astra Train

Tom Roise
 

Made it to Corsicana?

Tom Roise


On Feb 22, 2021, at 7:29 AM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

Yep, Astra not Astro.
On April 12, 1992 there was a nationwide convention of cardiologists in Dallas.
As part of the entertainment a special train of private cars was chartered to take
the good doctors and their guests on an evening ride from Dallas to Ennis (although
memory tells me it ended up going a bit farther) and return.

Amtrak   193  GP40
Amtrak   403  F40PH

NYC   Bonnie Brook
NKP   151   City of Chicago
DRC  7021 Silver Colt
DRC  7891 Maroon Bells
                   Charette Creek
                   Chouteau Club
                   Cuivre River
NYC   48  (round-end observation car)


Consist Corner : Astra Train

Dennis Hogan
 

Yep, Astra not Astro.
On April 12, 1992 there was a nationwide convention of cardiologists in Dallas.
As part of the entertainment a special train of private cars was chartered to take
the good doctors and their guests on an evening ride from Dallas to Ennis (although
memory tells me it ended up going a bit farther) and return.

Amtrak   193  GP40
Amtrak   403  F40PH

NYC   Bonnie Brook
NKP   151   City of Chicago
DRC  7021 Silver Colt
DRC  7891 Maroon Bells
                   Charette Creek
                   Chouteau Club
                   Cuivre River
NYC   48  (round-end observation car)


Re: Consist Corner : Cotton Belt excursion train

texaszephyr
 

I was there. Great memories!


On Feb 21, 2021, at 10:05 PM, Mike Bedford via groups.io <txexrr@...> wrote:


I remember the 1993 train had to be pulled backwards from Athens back to Tyler by a six axle Cotton Belt or SP diesel.  We also had a cool night photo shot with the 819 on the Tyler turntable.

Mike Bedford


Re: Consist Corner : Cotton Belt excursion train

Mike Bedford
 

I remember the 1993 train had to be pulled backwards from Athens back to Tyler by a six axle Cotton Belt or SP diesel.  We also had a cool night photo shot with the 819 on the Tyler turntable.

Mike Bedford


Re: Consist Corner : Cotton Belt excursion train

texaszephyr
 

And Doyle McCormick.


On Feb 21, 2021, at 7:26 PM, Scott Kelm <skelm10@...> wrote:


Was that when Jim Boyd was there.

Scott

On Sunday, February 21, 2021, 11:32:52 AM CST, texaszephyr <texaszephyr@...> wrote:


Make that Tyler to Pine Bluff. My goof!




On Feb 21, 2021, at 11:02 AM, texaszephyr wrote:

Nathan is correct. Day one was Pine Bluff to Texarkana with a long approx. 4 hour scheduled stop in Camden. The 819 just barely made it to Texarkana with some light left.

We had a night photo shoot that night with Ed Seay furnishing the bulbs!

The next day was Texarkana to Pine Bluff. The return was Pine Bluff to Pine Bluff.

The entire trip is included in my Cotton Belt 819 1988 DVD. I also sell all of the Cotton Belt 819 DVDs, one for each year all the way up to 1993, her last year of operation.

TZ



On Feb 21, 2021, at 8:31 AM, Dennis Hogan wrote:

Nathan Bailey submits:
" Nov 6, 1988--Texarkana to Tyler.  Pretty confident on the 5th they made the first leg from Pine Bluff to Texarkana.  They broke up the trip mainly out of caution as this was her first time to really stretch her legs."

How many on Railspot chased that train or saw it arrive in Tyler?



Re: Consist Corner : Cotton Belt excursion train

texaszephyr
 

Yes.


On Feb 21, 2021, at 7:26 PM, Scott Kelm <skelm10@...> wrote:


Was that when Jim Boyd was there.

Scott

On Sunday, February 21, 2021, 11:32:52 AM CST, texaszephyr <texaszephyr@...> wrote:


Make that Tyler to Pine Bluff. My goof!




On Feb 21, 2021, at 11:02 AM, texaszephyr wrote:

Nathan is correct. Day one was Pine Bluff to Texarkana with a long approx. 4 hour scheduled stop in Camden. The 819 just barely made it to Texarkana with some light left.

We had a night photo shoot that night with Ed Seay furnishing the bulbs!

The next day was Texarkana to Pine Bluff. The return was Pine Bluff to Pine Bluff.

The entire trip is included in my Cotton Belt 819 1988 DVD. I also sell all of the Cotton Belt 819 DVDs, one for each year all the way up to 1993, her last year of operation.

TZ



On Feb 21, 2021, at 8:31 AM, Dennis Hogan wrote:

Nathan Bailey submits:
" Nov 6, 1988--Texarkana to Tyler.  Pretty confident on the 5th they made the first leg from Pine Bluff to Texarkana.  They broke up the trip mainly out of caution as this was her first time to really stretch her legs."

How many on Railspot chased that train or saw it arrive in Tyler?



Re: Consist Corner : Cotton Belt excursion train

Scott Kelm
 

Was that when Jim Boyd was there.

Scott

On Sunday, February 21, 2021, 11:32:52 AM CST, texaszephyr <texaszephyr@...> wrote:


Make that Tyler to Pine Bluff. My goof!




On Feb 21, 2021, at 11:02 AM, texaszephyr wrote:

Nathan is correct. Day one was Pine Bluff to Texarkana with a long approx. 4 hour scheduled stop in Camden. The 819 just barely made it to Texarkana with some light left.

We had a night photo shoot that night with Ed Seay furnishing the bulbs!

The next day was Texarkana to Pine Bluff. The return was Pine Bluff to Pine Bluff.

The entire trip is included in my Cotton Belt 819 1988 DVD. I also sell all of the Cotton Belt 819 DVDs, one for each year all the way up to 1993, her last year of operation.

TZ



On Feb 21, 2021, at 8:31 AM, Dennis Hogan wrote:

Nathan Bailey submits:
" Nov 6, 1988--Texarkana to Tyler.  Pretty confident on the 5th they made the first leg from Pine Bluff to Texarkana.  They broke up the trip mainly out of caution as this was her first time to really stretch her legs."

How many on Railspot chased that train or saw it arrive in Tyler?



18th Annual Great Northwest Arkansas Model Train Show

Barton Jennings
 

Since I haven't seen it mentioned....

18th Annual Great NWA Model Train Show
on Saturday, February 27, 2021

HOURS: 9 am to 4 pm COST: $8, Kids 12 and under Free 
LOCATION: Benton County Fairgrounds, 

ADDRESS: 7640 Southwest Regional Airport Blvd,
Bentonville, AR 72712 



Bart


Re: Ed Seay passes

Mike Murray
 

Aired weekend of November 12th 2005

Show #950

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Discover who’s behind the classical murals of Fredericksburg, TX. Lee and Matt Casbeer, LMC Murals. Call 866-493-4863 or visit www.lmcmurals.com for more information. MAP

Meet a man who’s a real model citizen. Edgar Seay Sr., MAL Hobby Shop. 108 S. Lee St. Irving, Texas 75060. 972-438-9233
or toll free in the USA at 877 602 2366. www.malhobby.com MAP

And see why everyday’s a piece of cake for one East Texas baker. Margie Begley. 409-584-1447. Broaddus, TX. MAP

Texas Country Reporter, it’s what the Lone Star State is all about!


On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 5:51 PM Earl Needham <earl.kd5xb@...> wrote:

On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 1:18 PM Ron Roman <ronaf5as@...> wrote:
Jim,

I did find this, but no video or links to video I can find of it.
The MAL Web Link is long gone… for sale at a price.
And most likely the Phone Number too.

----

https://texascountryreporter.com/episodes/episodes-2005

Aired weekend of November 12th 2005

Show #950

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Discover who’s behind the classical murals of Fredericksburg, TX. Lee and Matt Casbeer, LMC Murals. Call 866-493-4863 or visit www.lmcmurals.com for more information. MAP

Meet a man who’s a real model citizen. Edgar Seay Sr., MAL Hobby Shop. 108 S. Lee St. Irving, Texas 75060. 972-438-9233
or toll free in the USA at 877 602 2366. www.malhobby.com MAP

And see why everyday’s a piece of cake for one East Texas baker. Margie Begley. 409-584-1447. Broaddus, TX. MAP

Texas Country Reporter, it’s what the Lone Star State is all about!

-----

I never visited the store, but got things from the Train Shows he was at thru the years.

Ron R AF5AS
Altus, OK

Sent from Windows Mail

From: Jim Ogden
Sent: ‎Sunday‎, ‎February‎ ‎21‎, ‎2021 ‎8‎:‎46‎ ‎AM
To: Railspot

Maybe 25 years ago there was a segment on Texas Country Reporter on the shop.   I wonder how we can find this episode?  I think it featured both Ed Sr. and Jr,

Jim Ogden






--
Ron R AF5AS

Altus, OK


Re: Ed Seay passes

Earl Needham
 

On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 1:18 PM Ron Roman <ronaf5as@...> wrote:
Jim,

I did find this, but no video or links to video I can find of it.
The MAL Web Link is long gone… for sale at a price.
And most likely the Phone Number too.

----

https://texascountryreporter.com/episodes/episodes-2005

Aired weekend of November 12th 2005

Show #950

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Discover who’s behind the classical murals of Fredericksburg, TX. Lee and Matt Casbeer, LMC Murals. Call 866-493-4863 or visit www.lmcmurals.com for more information. MAP

Meet a man who’s a real model citizen. Edgar Seay Sr., MAL Hobby Shop. 108 S. Lee St. Irving, Texas 75060. 972-438-9233
or toll free in the USA at 877 602 2366. www.malhobby.com MAP

And see why everyday’s a piece of cake for one East Texas baker. Margie Begley. 409-584-1447. Broaddus, TX. MAP

Texas Country Reporter, it’s what the Lone Star State is all about!

-----

I never visited the store, but got things from the Train Shows he was at thru the years.

Ron R AF5AS
Altus, OK

Sent from Windows Mail

From: Jim Ogden
Sent: ‎Sunday‎, ‎February‎ ‎21‎, ‎2021 ‎8‎:‎46‎ ‎AM
To: Railspot

Maybe 25 years ago there was a segment on Texas Country Reporter on the shop.   I wonder how we can find this episode?  I think it featured both Ed Sr. and Jr,

Jim Ogden






--
Ron R AF5AS

Altus, OK


Re: Ed Seay passes

Ron Roman
 

Jim,

I did find this, but no video or links to video I can find of it.
The MAL Web Link is long gone… for sale at a price.
And most likely the Phone Number too.

----

https://texascountryreporter.com/episodes/episodes-2005

Aired weekend of November 12th 2005

Show #950

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Discover who’s behind the classical murals of Fredericksburg, TX. Lee and Matt Casbeer, LMC Murals. Call 866-493-4863 or visit www.lmcmurals.com for more information. MAP

Meet a man who’s a real model citizen. Edgar Seay Sr., MAL Hobby Shop. 108 S. Lee St. Irving, Texas 75060. 972-438-9233
or toll free in the USA at 877 602 2366. www.malhobby.com MAP

And see why everyday’s a piece of cake for one East Texas baker. Margie Begley. 409-584-1447. Broaddus, TX. MAP

Texas Country Reporter, it’s what the Lone Star State is all about!

-----

I never visited the store, but got things from the Train Shows he was at thru the years.

Ron R AF5AS
Altus, OK

Sent from Windows Mail

From: Jim Ogden
Sent: ‎Sunday‎, ‎February‎ ‎21‎, ‎2021 ‎8‎:‎46‎ ‎AM
To: Railspot

Maybe 25 years ago there was a segment on Texas Country Reporter on the shop.   I wonder how we can find this episode?  I think it featured both Ed Sr. and Jr,

Jim Ogden






--
Ron R AF5AS

Altus, OK

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