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April 12th- Hog Rails Whistle Stop...

posted Apr 13, 2012, 6:10 PM by Sue Line RailRoad   [ updated Apr 13, 2012, 6:48 PM ]
New faces going in opposite directions.
Last month we hosted folks headed to South Louisiana. This week we hosted folks coming from South Louisiana and headed to Bentonville for the annual Hog Rails.

Art Houston (above) seen switching
his train in North Park, lead the group.

Other members of the group headed north were:Alan Free (above),

Dick Schneider (above, left) gets some
pointers from  Jim Willis (above, right),

and Tomcat Kelly (above) who was at
home as the Maryville Operator (MOp).

Jim Willis (above) was the Alexandria Yard Master
and appears to have enjoyed the session.

Mose Crews (above) was the Shreveport Yard Master.

Ken Ellison (above) is seen in Keithville using his
WiiThrottle to run the Shreveport Public Belt.

Danny Garland (above) was also using a
WiiThrottle as the Sue City Operator  (SCO)

Marvin Bennett, Jr. (above) was a mainline engineer.

Rob Robbins (above) was also on the mainline.

I am not sure if Charles Kneipp (above) is relaxing,
but he also was on the mainline.

Our Dispatcher for the evening was David Colvin (above).
David Colvin look relaxed at the beginning the the session.

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By the end of the session,
it looks like he may be a little tired!


There are still eight (8) T9000E EasyDCC radio throttles for sale at $ 100.00 each.

What is that I spy in the LO&W Yard in Shreveport?
Could it be the future for the Sue Line?

A closer look indicates that Amtrak may be coming to the Sue Line.

Is this a "race" between the Amtrak and
 the Canadian Pacific locos?

Well it looks like we can tell who is coming.
Could this be the first run of the new Amtrak service?

Could this be a new crew for the Shreveport Public Belt?

The day look quite in Robinson.

It looks like the storm last week has taken down a tree in Brandon.

The "regulars" appear to be gathering at Findley's for checkers.

It looks like downtown Brandon was spared from the storm.

A north bound fast freight, Train 313 (above), pulls out of Pinecrest.

The keeper of the Ring was
Art Houston (above) with his train in Pinecrest.

The sparks are flying over at L.C. Sparks in North Park.

It appears things are about to change in Jeauxville.

It appears that EMGE grain in Dutchman Falls got a new coat of paint.

Could this be new power for the I-49 Yard?