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Re: Melrose NM

Dennis Hogan
 

The depot at Ft. Sumner might still be standing.
When I first started driving along the Belen Cutoff in the mid-80s, I recall the depot at
Texico was still standing--but not for very long.
There might have been one more.  Yeso, perhaps?


Re: Melrose NM

Earl Needham
 

Portales' is probably still there, although I haven't looked.

Earl
Clovis


On Sat, Sep 12, 2020, 3:28 PM Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

The depot in this town along the Belen Cutoff has been demolished by BNSF, per a recent posting
on Trainorders.
I guess depots at Clovis , Vaughn, Mountainair, and Belen remain standing.  Any others?


Melrose NM

Dennis Hogan
 
Edited

The depot in this town along the Belen Cutoff has been demolished by BNSF, per a recent posting
on Trainorders.
I guess depots at Clovis , Vaughn, Mountainair, and Belen remain standing.  Any others?


photos: action on Louisiana & Delta Railroad branch to Abbeville - 12 September 2019

James Robichaux
 

Here is more Abbeville Branch stuff, this set made one year ago today:

Thanks for looking.


James



Wagoner OK project

Dennis Hogan
 


Re: Original Railspot Flyer

texaszephyr
 

Don't mention Underwoods to me. We had two here in WF, a full service BBQ cafeteria on Jacksboro Hwy. and a drive thru take out location at 9th and Beverly.

To make matters worse Katy promised me all last week that she was going to take Marsha and me down to Brownwood this past Sunday as a birthday meal for me.

Fast forward to Sunday morning and she cancelled on us. Sometime life is unfair.






On Sep 11, 2020, at 8:22 PM, Dennis Hogan wrote:

Underwood's in Brownwood is still open (except Wednesdays).


Re: Original Railspot Flyer

Dennis Hogan
 

Underwood's in Brownwood is still open (except Wednesdays).


Re: Original Railspot Flyer

texaszephyr
 

The owner of the independent one here in WF came down with stage 3 cancer, pancreatic I think. He was already having serious problems staying open because of his health through early January. By early February he had got so bad that he had no other choice but close. I think ours had only been closed for a couple weeks when Covid hit. 

He was interested in selling it but no offers. Unfortunately Covid probably sealed its fate as who would want to buy a cafeteria in the current situation we are all facing. If he could find a buyer they could reopen under the Luby's name as ours is/was 100% independent.

Ours had their own unique taste, recipes, selections, etc. It was the only totally independent Luby's ever. They even had a Sunday all-you-can-eat for $13.00.

TZ



On Sep 11, 2020, at 5:32 PM, Skip Waters wrote:

Not all Luby's are closed just yet...  I ate at one in Fort Worth yesterday so I could get that last meal in.  And when asked when they would close for good... they said you know more than we do.

Skip Waters
Dallas, Texas

On Friday, September 11, 2020, 10:26:34 AM CDT, texaszephyr <texaszephyr@...> wrote:


Yes, all Luby’s are now closed including the one here in Wichita Falls which was the only location privately owned and operated.

TZ


On Sep 11, 2020, at 5:20 AM, Ron Roman <ronaf5as@...> wrote:


Yes Indeed, I remember well.
I had Terry LaFrance invite me to the original list shortly before it was moved to Yahoo Groups and of course now to current Groups IO.
And as the years goes by, just like that it’s been a great ride, and more miles to go!!!

The best highlight of this group (and many will agree) is the January Plano Train Show with the Luncheon at Love and War in Texas on the Plano Parkway. Where in some years we got the KCS to run by the L&W with the Photo and Fan line waving them on.
After a good feed and before and the one and only Group Photo on the stage break, some fella named Skip doing the handouts on the Slide and Multi Media Show at various places thru the years like a Conductor calling out for tickets!!!

Just a note about the food side… we used to have the luncheon at Collins Creek Mall at Luby’s Cafeteria  before they closed and we moved to L&W (I think Vonnie Murray and I still agree during my 1st ever Plano trip, them were the best Liver and Onions we had!)…
I heard two days ago on a radio channel I listen too that Luby’s (along with assoc’d Fudrucker’s) has pulled the plug and “Big Holed” at all locations, all now into the history files of “Closed and Out Of Business”!

Let’s hope Plano in January Show is still in the Green… it would be my first trip for 2021 to get the 2020 Freight Train Blues on the way out of here and down the tracks.

Y’all stay safe, stay hopeful, and enjoy RailSpot and the folks who make it the Best List Ever!

73’s, 😊
Ron R AF5AS
Altus, OK

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Throwback Thursday...

Original Railspot Flyer to join (attached).  Circa 1996 I believe.  

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Skip Waters
Dallas, Texas

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Ron R AF5AS

Altus, OK



Re: Original Railspot Flyer

Skip Waters
 

Not all Luby's are closed just yet...  I ate at one in Fort Worth yesterday so I could get that last meal in.  And when asked when they would close for good... they said you know more than we do.

Skip Waters
Dallas, Texas

On Friday, September 11, 2020, 10:26:34 AM CDT, texaszephyr <texaszephyr@...> wrote:


Yes, all Luby’s are now closed including the one here in Wichita Falls which was the only location privately owned and operated.

TZ


On Sep 11, 2020, at 5:20 AM, Ron Roman <ronaf5as@...> wrote:


Yes Indeed, I remember well.
I had Terry LaFrance invite me to the original list shortly before it was moved to Yahoo Groups and of course now to current Groups IO.
And as the years goes by, just like that it’s been a great ride, and more miles to go!!!

The best highlight of this group (and many will agree) is the January Plano Train Show with the Luncheon at Love and War in Texas on the Plano Parkway. Where in some years we got the KCS to run by the L&W with the Photo and Fan line waving them on.
After a good feed and before and the one and only Group Photo on the stage break, some fella named Skip doing the handouts on the Slide and Multi Media Show at various places thru the years like a Conductor calling out for tickets!!!

Just a note about the food side… we used to have the luncheon at Collins Creek Mall at Luby’s Cafeteria  before they closed and we moved to L&W (I think Vonnie Murray and I still agree during my 1st ever Plano trip, them were the best Liver and Onions we had!)…
I heard two days ago on a radio channel I listen too that Luby’s (along with assoc’d Fudrucker’s) has pulled the plug and “Big Holed” at all locations, all now into the history files of “Closed and Out Of Business”!

Let’s hope Plano in January Show is still in the Green… it would be my first trip for 2021 to get the 2020 Freight Train Blues on the way out of here and down the tracks.

Y’all stay safe, stay hopeful, and enjoy RailSpot and the folks who make it the Best List Ever!

73’s, 😊
Ron R AF5AS
Altus, OK

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For Jimmy Barlow,

Throwback Thursday...

Original Railspot Flyer to join (attached).  Circa 1996 I believe.  

Where have the years gone?

Skip Waters
Dallas, Texas

--
Ron R AF5AS

Altus, OK


Re: Original Railspot Flyer

texaszephyr
 

Yes, all Luby’s are now closed including the one here in Wichita Falls which was the only location privately owned and operated.

TZ


On Sep 11, 2020, at 5:20 AM, Ron Roman <ronaf5as@...> wrote:


Yes Indeed, I remember well.
I had Terry LaFrance invite me to the original list shortly before it was moved to Yahoo Groups and of course now to current Groups IO.
And as the years goes by, just like that it’s been a great ride, and more miles to go!!!

The best highlight of this group (and many will agree) is the January Plano Train Show with the Luncheon at Love and War in Texas on the Plano Parkway. Where in some years we got the KCS to run by the L&W with the Photo and Fan line waving them on.
After a good feed and before and the one and only Group Photo on the stage break, some fella named Skip doing the handouts on the Slide and Multi Media Show at various places thru the years like a Conductor calling out for tickets!!!

Just a note about the food side… we used to have the luncheon at Collins Creek Mall at Luby’s Cafeteria  before they closed and we moved to L&W (I think Vonnie Murray and I still agree during my 1st ever Plano trip, them were the best Liver and Onions we had!)…
I heard two days ago on a radio channel I listen too that Luby’s (along with assoc’d Fudrucker’s) has pulled the plug and “Big Holed” at all locations, all now into the history files of “Closed and Out Of Business”!

Let’s hope Plano in January Show is still in the Green… it would be my first trip for 2021 to get the 2020 Freight Train Blues on the way out of here and down the tracks.

Y’all stay safe, stay hopeful, and enjoy RailSpot and the folks who make it the Best List Ever!

73’s, 😊
Ron R AF5AS
Altus, OK

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From: wgcrush@...
Sent: ‎Thursday‎, ‎September‎ ‎10‎, ‎2020 ‎10‎:‎36‎ ‎PM
To: rs-talon@groups.io, Railspot Forum

For Jimmy Barlow,

Throwback Thursday...

Original Railspot Flyer to join (attached).  Circa 1996 I believe.  

Where have the years gone?

Skip Waters
Dallas, Texas

--
Ron R AF5AS

Altus, OK


Re: Original Railspot Flyer

Ron Roman
 

Yes Indeed, I remember well.
I had Terry LaFrance invite me to the original list shortly before it was moved to Yahoo Groups and of course now to current Groups IO.
And as the years goes by, just like that it’s been a great ride, and more miles to go!!!

The best highlight of this group (and many will agree) is the January Plano Train Show with the Luncheon at Love and War in Texas on the Plano Parkway. Where in some years we got the KCS to run by the L&W with the Photo and Fan line waving them on.
After a good feed and before and the one and only Group Photo on the stage break, some fella named Skip doing the handouts on the Slide and Multi Media Show at various places thru the years like a Conductor calling out for tickets!!!

Just a note about the food side… we used to have the luncheon at Collins Creek Mall at Luby’s Cafeteria  before they closed and we moved to L&W (I think Vonnie Murray and I still agree during my 1st ever Plano trip, them were the best Liver and Onions we had!)…
I heard two days ago on a radio channel I listen too that Luby’s (along with assoc’d Fudrucker’s) has pulled the plug and “Big Holed” at all locations, all now into the history files of “Closed and Out Of Business”!

Let’s hope Plano in January Show is still in the Green… it would be my first trip for 2021 to get the 2020 Freight Train Blues on the way out of here and down the tracks.

Y’all stay safe, stay hopeful, and enjoy RailSpot and the folks who make it the Best List Ever!

73’s, 😊
Ron R AF5AS
Altus, OK

Sent from Windows Mail

From: wgcrush@...
Sent: ‎Thursday‎, ‎September‎ ‎10‎, ‎2020 ‎10‎:‎36‎ ‎PM
To: rs-talon@groups.io, Railspot Forum

For Jimmy Barlow,

Throwback Thursday...

Original Railspot Flyer to join (attached).  Circa 1996 I believe.  

Where have the years gone?

Skip Waters
Dallas, Texas

--
Ron R AF5AS

Altus, OK


Original Railspot Flyer

Skip Waters
 

For Jimmy Barlow,

Throwback Thursday...

Original Railspot Flyer to join (attached).  Circa 1996 I believe.  

Where have the years gone?

Skip Waters
Dallas, Texas


Re: RI book update

Dennis Hogan
 

Yippee!


RI book update

texaszephyr
 

I have several updates on my Rock Island passenger train book.

First, I received my advance copy via UPS this morning. I am extremely happy with it and I think everyone else will be too. It certainly made for a great birthday present although one day late.

Next, the books are now in Dallas. They are scheduled to arrive here in Wichita Falls on Monday.

I will immediately begin shipping them out on a first come-first served basis. So please bare with me while I get everyone's orders out. It will take some time.

In the meantime, if you pre-ordered a copy, paid shipping, but plan to attend the Temple Train Show that weekend you can arrange to pick yours up in person at Temple. All you have to do is let me know no later than Monday morning that you will be picking it up at the train show. If you do we will reimburse your shipping on site. I will have a list at the show of everyone who pre-ordered a copy so all we have to do is find your name and mark you off the list.

Steve Goen


Re: Rock Island book update

Dennis Hogan
 

Shipped by Rocket express?


Rock Island book update

texaszephyr
 

My "Passenger Trains of Texas - Rock Island" books have been printed and are en route. They were in Columbia, Missouri as of this afternoon.

TZ


Re: Red River & Gulf Update

Everett Lueck
 

The two trees on the loop may be gone by tomorrow.  The Forest Service has brought out a grapple tractor with a boom, and hopefully they can get in there to get them out.  The trees on the main line to Sandersville and in front of the enginhouse simply are going to take cutting up into small pieces to get them out, as we cannot get in there other than by rail so that probably will be our primary mission at the next work session.  

On Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 04:42:26 PM CDT, Tom Roise via groups.io <tomroise@...> wrote:


I bet ol Domino was happy to see you guys!!!  Probably scared to death when that storm blew through..


as for that nasty tree.  first you need to cut off every single limb that you can.  The attack both ends with what you can remove more weight.

then see if your tractor can move it.  if not, you will need to become old lumberjacks and set up a pole line to lift that darn thing off your tracks.
 a fulcrum pulley set up is all you need. even with out a pulley you may be able to leverage it up and over.

exciting to see your progress.

On Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 11:47:47 AM CDT, Jason Rose <jason@...> wrote:


Mike’s 2nd hurricane clean-up report from late last week:

http://www.redriverandgulf.net/RRG-News-20200902.html

 

Tucker’s report from the Work Session last weekend:

http://www.redriverandgulf.net/Work-Session-20200905.html

 

Power has been restored and we’re tentatively planning to get back on schedule with the Sep 26-27 Work Session. However, the Forest Service has rented out “The Motel” that the volunteers use. So, housing will likely not be available.  

 

 

 

Jason Rose

<><  

RioGrandeExplorations.net | Ferroequinearcheologist-in-Training

Spring, Texas - MP 209.7 - UP Palestine Sub

 

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"

"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance" - Wendell Phillips

"Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid." – Sgt John Stryker USMC

“Life is too short to deal with other people’s drama.” – Sgt Jason Rose USMC

"It was free men fighting against the minions of tyranny, and the result proved the inequality of such a contest."

    -Texas Secretary of War Thomas Rusk - The day after the Battle of San Jacinto

 


--
 

 

 

Jason Rose

<>< 

RioGrandeExplorations.net | Ferroequinearcheologist-in-Training

Spring, Texas - MP 209.7 - UP Palestine Sub

 

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"

"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance" - Wendell Phillips

"Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid." – Sgt John Stryker USMC

“Life is too short to deal with other people’s drama.” – Sgt Jason Rose USMC

"It was free men fighting against the minions of tyranny, and the result proved the inequality of such a contest."

    -Texas Secretary of War Thomas Rusk - The day after the Battle of San Jacinto


Re: Red River & Gulf Update

Tom Roise
 

I bet ol Domino was happy to see you guys!!!  Probably scared to death when that storm blew through..


as for that nasty tree.  first you need to cut off every single limb that you can.  The attack both ends with what you can remove more weight.

then see if your tractor can move it.  if not, you will need to become old lumberjacks and set up a pole line to lift that darn thing off your tracks.
 a fulcrum pulley set up is all you need. even with out a pulley you may be able to leverage it up and over.

exciting to see your progress.

On Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 11:47:47 AM CDT, Jason Rose <jason@...> wrote:


Mike’s 2nd hurricane clean-up report from late last week:

http://www.redriverandgulf.net/RRG-News-20200902.html

 

Tucker’s report from the Work Session last weekend:

http://www.redriverandgulf.net/Work-Session-20200905.html

 

Power has been restored and we’re tentatively planning to get back on schedule with the Sep 26-27 Work Session. However, the Forest Service has rented out “The Motel” that the volunteers use. So, housing will likely not be available.  

 

 

 

Jason Rose

<><  

RioGrandeExplorations.net | Ferroequinearcheologist-in-Training

Spring, Texas - MP 209.7 - UP Palestine Sub

 

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"

"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance" - Wendell Phillips

"Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid." – Sgt John Stryker USMC

“Life is too short to deal with other people’s drama.” – Sgt Jason Rose USMC

"It was free men fighting against the minions of tyranny, and the result proved the inequality of such a contest."

    -Texas Secretary of War Thomas Rusk - The day after the Battle of San Jacinto

 


--
 

 

 

Jason Rose

<>< 

RioGrandeExplorations.net | Ferroequinearcheologist-in-Training

Spring, Texas - MP 209.7 - UP Palestine Sub

 

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"

"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance" - Wendell Phillips

"Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid." – Sgt John Stryker USMC

“Life is too short to deal with other people’s drama.” – Sgt Jason Rose USMC

"It was free men fighting against the minions of tyranny, and the result proved the inequality of such a contest."

    -Texas Secretary of War Thomas Rusk - The day after the Battle of San Jacinto


photos: NS Bernadotte line in New Orleans, UP New Iberia turn with patched SP GP60, Abbeville rice mill - 9 September 2019

James Robichaux
 

One year ago today, I made this set of pictures which shows a few cell phone snaps at Masonry Products on the NS Bernadotte Line in New Orleans, potash cars parked by the post office in Raceland, the Union Pacific Railroad's New Iberia Turn with a patched SP GP60, and some hopper cars spotted at the rice mill in Abbeville.

Thanks.


James
 


Re: New yard under construction in Port Arthur, TX.

Edward Johnson
 

KCS 503 is a dead issue unless someone has the money to care & feed it. This seems to be a repeated ongoing theme for a lot railroad history. 

Ed


On Sep 9, 2020, at 11:14 AM, Skip Waters <wgcrush@...> wrote:


Ed,

I think what has happened, is the old fashion highjack of this thread, but wasn't done maliciously.

Once Port Arthur was brought up, some of us naturally wonder about other topics in the area.  When Steve mentioned what was the status of KCS 503, some of us responded and took us away from the original topic.

I believe this is what Tom is referring too after reading the PANEWS on the topic.

So, for the group, I apologize that the New Yard topic was overrun by KCS 503 interest.  

It happens...

Have a great day!

Skip Waters
Dallas, Texas

On Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 10:39:34 AM CDT, Edward Johnson <ed-vickijohnson@...> wrote:


Eh????


On Sep 9, 2020, at 7:35 AM, Tom Roise via groups.io <tomroise@...> wrote:


So sad how one man can offer to make something good for so many.
And one other man can ruin in all for everyone....,,

Tom Roise


On Sep 8, 2020, at 11:44 PM, Edward Johnson <ed-vickijohnson@...> wrote:


Your not paying attention. The email was about KCS construction and was changed to ask about the obscure KCS Steam Locomotive sitting in MacArthur Park waiting on someone to purchase and move it, scrape it, or fence it in. I didn’t stop last Wednesday to see if okay from the storm that blew through the area.

Ed


On Sep 8, 2020, at 11:34 PM, Skip Waters <wgcrush@...> wrote:


On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 11:14:38 PM CDT, Edward Johnson <ed-vickijohnson@...> wrote:


It was scrapped to pay for storm damage


On Sep 8, 2020, at 6:45 PM, texaszephyr <texaszephyr@...> wrote:


Speaking about Port Arthur, what’s the latest on the L&A steamer?

TZ


On Sep 8, 2020, at 6:39 PM, Tom Roise via groups.io <tomroise@...> wrote:


Most likely for the new plastic pellet business and or LNG business going through there to Mexico?


Tom Roise


On Sep 8, 2020, at 4:08 PM, John Kupper <nechesraillink@...> wrote:



There is a new yard being built in Port Arthur alongside the KCS track going North to Beaumont at 53rd St. in Port Arthur.  Does anyone know the reasons why this is being built?

 

Thanks,

 

John Kupper

Port Neches, TX.