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April 11th- And Now For Something Different

posted Apr 13, 2013, 12:18 PM by Sue Line RailRoad   [ updated Apr 13, 2013, 1:18 PM ]
Recently it was brought to my attention that basically each week was the same thing, a posting of who was here that week. After some reflection I agree and therefor we are starting something different. Each week a different member of the Sue Line Crew will be responsible for taking whatever photos he likes and then they will be posted.

Lets begin with- Trainmaster David Colvin:




A northbound train is at North Morgan awaiting a clearance into
Union Street Yard. In front of the northbound local is-

                        THOMPSON STEEL AND WIRE

This industry is named for Ken Thompson of Austin, Texas.
At one time Ken Thompson was a "repo man" and had some great
stories about hot wiring cars and reposing cars or--
? stealing them back.



The northbound train was cleared into Union Street Yard in
Shreveport and it now at Creek Crossing.
The engineer has changed from radio channel 10 (road crews)
to radio channel 12 (yard master channel).




The northbound train is passing the Union Street Yard Tower and
is just entering Union Street Yard in Shreveport.
The engineer has been instructed by the Shreveport
Yardmaster
to change to  radio channel 13 to check
with the  Union Street Operator before moving through
Union Street Yard.



The engineer has been instructed to put the caboose on the
Caboose track (Track 50) in Union Street Yard.




Having left his caboose on the caboose track in Union Street Yard,
the train moved through Union Street Yard, where the consist is
left, and BUSY Yard under the direction of the Shreveport Operator.




A bird's eye view of the power from the northbound train at
Ashby Junction where the engineer returns to radio channel 12
to check with the Shreveport Yard Master before entering
River Front Yard.

It apears that a single covered hopper is currently at

CADDO GRAIN.

for those of you not familiar with the local history and geography,
Shreveport is located in CADDO parish in Northwest Louisiana.



Here we see an overall view of the River Front Yard which makes
up a portion of the Shreveport Terminal Complex.The Shreveport
 Yard Master
has control of all traffic from North Morgan  to  Crew Change.
The power from the northbound train is awaiting instructions by the
Shreveport Yard Master on how and when to move
from Ashby Junction to the Diesel Facility.



The power move from the northbound train has been thru
River Front Yard and is headed for the Shreveport Diesel Facility.

Thanks to David Colvin, Trainmaster, for the photographs and
for being the first to try our new format.




STRUCTURE OF THE SHREVEPORT TERMINAL COMPLEX

Shreveport Yard Master

Union Street Yard and BUSY Yard Operator            River Front Yard Operator            Ginnings Yard Operator


RADIO CHANNEL USAGE:

The Shreveport Yard Master Communicates to the Yard Operators on radio channel 13.

The Shreveport Yard Master Communicates to the Dispatcher AND TRAIN ENGINEERS on radio channel 12.

The Shreveport Public Belt Operator Communicates to Dispatcher and Yard Master on radio channel 12.

The train engineers communicate to the Dispatcher on radio channel 10,
to the Shreveport Yard Master on radio channel 12, and
to the Yard Operators on radio channel 13.

Sue City Operator talks to Dispatcher and train engineers on radio channel 10.

Maryville Operator talks to Dispatcher and train engineers on radio channel 10.



For those of you who are wondering who was here--
Mose Crews was the Shreveport Yard Master and River Front Operator
Rob Robins was the Union Street Yard and BUSY Yard Operator
Jim Willis was the Ginnings Yard Operator
Charlie DeVillbiss was the Shreveport Public Belt Operator
Marvin Bennett, Jr. was the Maryville Operator
Danny Garland and Lionel Bragham were the scheduled trains engineers
Rodney Dixon, Charles Kneipp were the extra board train engineers
David Colvin was Trainmaster and extra board train engineers
Richard Kamm was the Dispatcher
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