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April 21st- Amtrak Visits the Sue Line

posted Apr 24, 2011, 10:05 AM by Sue Line RailRoad   [ updated Apr 27, 2011, 5:15 PM ]
In was a site to see, once again an Amtrak train was running over the Sue Line rails. Extra 400 (below) is seen massing through Leming.


Watch the Amtrak Extra 400 video



Thanks to David Colvin (below) a Kato F40PH had a NEC DCC decoder installed and is now in the regular fleet of engines available for use.


Tonight the session began with Matt Tessier (below, left) in Alex Yard and Mose Crews (below, right) in Shreveport.




Rob Robbins (above) ran the Shreveport Public Belt


David Colvin (above) run the Sue City Operator position.


Danny Garland (above) run the Maryville and
Lake Hamilton position using a WiThrottle.


Ken Ellison (above) had the honor of running
The Amtrak Extra 400.


Rodney Dixon (above) is moving Train 600
out to Ashby Jct to being a trip south.


Jim Willis (above) switches a local train in North Park
while rail fans take pictures from the signal bridge.


Lionel Brangham (above) is busy with
local switching in Robinson.




Paul Harwell (above) prepares for his switching moves in Sue City.



Roger Shepard (above, white shirt), a guest of
Lionel Brangham, watches the action at Robinson.


Once again the group had to tolerate the
dispatching of Richard Kamm (above).

MORE PICTURES FROM THE SESSION


Matt Tessier (above) check his switch list at Alex Yard.


Mose Crews (above, beige cap) and Paul Harwell
(above, black cap) as seen through the "rat hole".


Lionel Brangham (above) about to leave Alex Yard.


Roger Shepard (above) watches as a steam
locomotive move through Alex Yard.


Amtrak 400 (above) moving through Brandon.


A local train move through Robinson.


Mose Crews (above) on duty at Shreveport Yard.


David Colvin in Brandon. What he caught
off guard by the camera crew or
did he lay his fingers across the rails?


Jim Willis (above) switching at Pinecrest.


Ken Ellison in South Alex preparing to run
Amtrak Extra 401 back north to Shreveport.


One last shot of the Amtrak Extra 401.


An overhead shot of the Dispatcher's Office.
I appears that air traffic controllers are not
the only ones who fall asleep on the job.

This weeks photos were supplied by David Colvin, Rob Robbins and Ken Ellison. Thanks to each of you for your help.



NEXT WEEK THERE WILL BE NO SESSION AS THE OLD MAN PICTURED ABOVE IS BEING TAKEN TO CANCUN, MEXICO BY HIS LOVING WIFE, SUE FOR HIS 64TH BIRTHDAY.
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