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Look familiar?

Dennis Hogan
 

From the early 1950s:

Image 1 - Railway Annual No. 3 The Trains We Remember Kalmbach Publishing 1954


Mystery railroad bridge in Louisiana

Dennis Hogan
 

I'm still trying to make out the script in the lower right corner.


Straight as an arrow

Dennis Hogan
 

How far would that distance have been?


Mud Bayou bridge

Dennis Hogan
 

Found this diagram of a bridge (GC&SF) near High Island TX.


Has BNSF moved out of Milby Street Roundhouse in Houston?

Thomas Marsh
 

Anybody know what's going on with BNSF at Milby Street Roundhouse in Houston? Went by there Sunday; not one locomotive, only two vehicles in the employee parking. They spent a lot of money not that long ago to refurbish the facility, painted and/or put new siding on almost every structure, new roof ventilators, expanded some, etc. Thanks for any info.


Re: The other (Texas) Eagle

Tom Roise
 

Tz should know this one 

Tom Roise


On Apr 11, 2021, at 6:34 PM, Michael North via groups.io <nazareth1917@...> wrote:


What would be the date on this ? 

On Sunday, April 11, 2021, 08:16:37 AM CDT, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:


A Depression-era substitution for a conventional passenger train?

<Cotton Belt Eagle motor car edited.jpg>
<Cotton Belt Eagle motor car edited.jpg>


Re: The other (Texas) Eagle

Dennis Hogan
 

No date is printed on the timetable but I refer you to Bill Pollard's comment above your question
on Railspot.


From: Michael North <nazareth1917@...>
Sent: Sunday, April 11, 2021 6:33 PM
To: Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...>; Railspot Railspot <rs-talon@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Railspot] The other (Texas) Eagle
 
What would be the date on this ? 

On Sunday, April 11, 2021, 08:16:37 AM CDT, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:


A Depression-era substitution for a conventional passenger train?


Re: The other (Texas) Eagle

Michael North
 

What would be the date on this ? 

On Sunday, April 11, 2021, 08:16:37 AM CDT, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:


A Depression-era substitution for a conventional passenger train?


KCS

Walt Parsons
 

04/11, 1:50, I saw the KCS PatrioticMilitary tribute unit as trailing unit in a UP consist WB through Cibolo on the Sunset route east of San Antonio. Couldn’t stop.


Re: The other (Texas) Eagle

arkrail2001
 

That's a great timetable!  The Eagle of the Rails service life was brief.  I did not see mention of this in Steve Goen's Passenger Trains of Texas, but this "Eagle" only operated into Texas  (Jonesboro AR-Dallas TX) for three months, October 29, 1933 to January 27, 1934.  At that time, it was cut back to operate Pine Bluff-Texarkana only.  On March 31, 1935 this last vestige was replaced by a conventional train, ending the rail bus experiment on the Cotton Belt.

The late Jim Bennett, Cotton Belt historian from Stuttgart AR, self-published a booklet in 1997 with details of the Cotton Belt motor bus operations, including this rail bus experiment, from which the above information is derived.

Bill Pollard


The other (Texas) Eagle

Dennis Hogan
 

A Depression-era substitution for a conventional passenger train?


Re: Train 21

Gene Poon
 

Weather related, train struck debris.  Engine was the AMTK 39.


On Sat, Apr 10, 2021, 5:45 PM texaszephyr <texaszephyr@...> wrote:
Was the damage weather related? I heard there were trees knocked down last night in Arkansas.


On Apr 10, 2021, at 4:43 PM, Jerry Storrs <txspfan712@...> wrote:


I saw a post on Facebook and the nose on unit was mashed in.  Post said train was running 5 hours late.  It was supposedly today's train.

SPfan

On Sat, Apr 10, 2021, 3:58 PM Scott Kelm <skelm10@...> wrote:
I saw someone port on the Big Sandy railcam it is because of downed trees in Arkansas


On Saturday, April 10, 2021, 02:30:40 PM CDT, texaszephyr <texaszephyr@...> wrote:


Does anyone know what’s going on with Train 21 today? It’s running 5 hours, 45 minutes late out of Longview and just passed Gladewater running 35 mph.

I may not be able to go chase anymore but I still periodically check their status from time to time.

TZ






Re: Train 21

texaszephyr
 

Was the damage weather related? I heard there were trees knocked down last night in Arkansas.


On Apr 10, 2021, at 4:43 PM, Jerry Storrs <txspfan712@...> wrote:


I saw a post on Facebook and the nose on unit was mashed in.  Post said train was running 5 hours late.  It was supposedly today's train.

SPfan

On Sat, Apr 10, 2021, 3:58 PM Scott Kelm <skelm10@...> wrote:
I saw someone port on the Big Sandy railcam it is because of downed trees in Arkansas


On Saturday, April 10, 2021, 02:30:40 PM CDT, texaszephyr <texaszephyr@...> wrote:


Does anyone know what’s going on with Train 21 today? It’s running 5 hours, 45 minutes late out of Longview and just passed Gladewater running 35 mph.

I may not be able to go chase anymore but I still periodically check their status from time to time.

TZ






Garrett TX and bluebonnets

Dennis Hogan
 
Edited

My wife and I headed for Ennis today to see parts of the Bluebonnet Trail.
Great weather and a bounty of wildflowers out today!
This was the first occasion for me to really explore around Garrett. Just
northwest of where the two ex-SP lines split there was a nice group of
bluebonnets near the ROW where a FM road (1722?) crosses the Ft. Worth Branch.
I saw the headlights of a southbound UP train approaching that road crossing around 4:30 PM.

On a different note, I wish I had brought my topo maps to pinpoint the Texas Midland ROW
around Crisp TX.


Re: Train 21

Jerry Storrs
 

I saw a post on Facebook and the nose on unit was mashed in.  Post said train was running 5 hours late.  It was supposedly today's train.

SPfan

On Sat, Apr 10, 2021, 3:58 PM Scott Kelm <skelm10@...> wrote:
I saw someone port on the Big Sandy railcam it is because of downed trees in Arkansas


On Saturday, April 10, 2021, 02:30:40 PM CDT, texaszephyr <texaszephyr@...> wrote:


Does anyone know what’s going on with Train 21 today? It’s running 5 hours, 45 minutes late out of Longview and just passed Gladewater running 35 mph.

I may not be able to go chase anymore but I still periodically check their status from time to time.

TZ






Re: Train 21

Scott Kelm
 

I saw someone port on the Big Sandy railcam it is because of downed trees in Arkansas


On Saturday, April 10, 2021, 02:30:40 PM CDT, texaszephyr <texaszephyr@...> wrote:


Does anyone know what’s going on with Train 21 today? It’s running 5 hours, 45 minutes late out of Longview and just passed Gladewater running 35 mph.

I may not be able to go chase anymore but I still periodically check their status from time to time.

TZ






Train 21

texaszephyr
 

Does anyone know what’s going on with Train 21 today? It’s running 5 hours, 45 minutes late out of Longview and just passed Gladewater running 35 mph.

I may not be able to go chase anymore but I still periodically check their status from time to time.

TZ


Re: CBS UP Steam Story

Skip Waters
 

15th Annual "24 Hours @ Saginaw" 2021.... is a GO!  Announcement very soon on details.  But, YES, we are having it in 2021, May 28-29, 2021, 7pm to 7pm.

Skip Waters
Dallas, Texas

On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 06:38:38 PM CDT, Brian T via groups.io <setphasers2kill@...> wrote:


Several years ago at 24 Hours @ Saginaw (by the way Skip, where we at?), there was a filler presentation in between slide shows of a CBS Special, at least I think it was CBS, about UP's Steam Program.  Heck I think it might have been 844/4 or 3985 back then. 

Anyways, the UP steam locomotive was pulling some passenger cars full of kids.  I wanna say it was somewhere between Cheyenne and Omaha, because I believe it was on the triple track main.  Freight trains were highballing right past 844/4Steve Lee was interviewed at the shops, running the train, around the train, etc.  

I want to say it was narrated by the late, great Charles Kuralt.  I dunno, I got nostalgic today and for some reason I thought of Charles Kuralt's "On the Road" series, and I remembered this program.

Dies anyone remember this program?


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Re: CBS UP Steam Story

Liz Flint
 

CBS used to feature a guy named Roger Welsch from Dannebrog, Nebraska on the Sunday morning show who managed to feature the UP steam in his segments several times.

 

 

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From: texaszephyr
Sent: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:43 PM
To: setphasers2kill@...
Cc: Railspot
Subject: Re: [Railspot] CBS UP Steam Story

 

I think you’re 100% correct. It was Charles Kuralt and I seem to recall that it was the annual River City Roundup steam special.

 

TZ

 



On Apr 6, 2021, at 6:38 PM, Brian T via groups.io <setphasers2kill@...> wrote:



Several years ago at 24 Hours @ Saginaw (by the way Skip, where we at?), there was a filler presentation in between slide shows of a CBS Special, at least I think it was CBS, about UP's Steam Program.  Heck I think it might have been 844/4 or 3985 back then. 

 

Anyways, the UP steam locomotive was pulling some passenger cars full of kids.  I wanna say it was somewhere between Cheyenne and Omaha, because I believe it was on the triple track main.  Freight trains were highballing right past 844/4Steve Lee was interviewed at the shops, running the train, around the train, etc.  

I want to say it was narrated by the late, great Charles Kuralt.  I dunno, I got nostalgic today and for some reason I thought of Charles Kuralt's "On the Road" series, and I remembered this program.

 

Dies anyone remember this program?

 

 

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Re: CBS UP Steam Story

texaszephyr
 

I think you’re 100% correct. It was Charles Kuralt and I seem to recall that it was the annual River City Roundup steam special.

TZ



On Apr 6, 2021, at 6:38 PM, Brian T via groups.io <setphasers2kill@...> wrote:


Several years ago at 24 Hours @ Saginaw (by the way Skip, where we at?), there was a filler presentation in between slide shows of a CBS Special, at least I think it was CBS, about UP's Steam Program.  Heck I think it might have been 844/4 or 3985 back then. 

Anyways, the UP steam locomotive was pulling some passenger cars full of kids.  I wanna say it was somewhere between Cheyenne and Omaha, because I believe it was on the triple track main.  Freight trains were highballing right past 844/4Steve Lee was interviewed at the shops, running the train, around the train, etc.  

I want to say it was narrated by the late, great Charles Kuralt.  I dunno, I got nostalgic today and for some reason I thought of Charles Kuralt's "On the Road" series, and I remembered this program.

Dies anyone remember this program?


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