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April 4th- How to Get More Railroad without Laying Track

posted Apr 5, 2013, 8:08 PM by Sue Line RailRoad   [ updated Apr 5, 2013, 8:29 PM ]
How is the railroad running now the the changeover is almost complete. Let's take a look--

Sue Line Train 221-

Train 221 had been built in Ginnings Yard and upon arrival at Richardson.

Just as Train 221 leaves Richardson, another north bound train has
pulled up to the signals at RichardsonRichardson is now a great
place to train watch as northbound trains leave on either the
east main or the west main while inbound trains take the by-pass
to NoLaCRA Yard.

Train 221 heads out on the single track mainline
from Richardson to Jeauxville

Train 221 is just entering the south end of Jeauxville.
Buchanan Grain is to the west
and Taul Medical Supply is to the east.

Having taken the route thru town, Train 221,
passes a train switching Jeauxville on the mainline.

Train 221 waits at a red signal while the other
train clears the north end of Jeauxville.

The local has cleared the north OS at Jeauxville and soon
Train 221 will be ready to head north to Sherwood.


Train 221 is leaving Sherwood over the Stone Canyon Bridge.

Further down the mainline, Train 221 is passing under Black Bridge
and is heading to Leming.

Train 221 is entering the south OS at Leming.Note that
Leming Gas Appears to be full of it tonight as several tank
cars are spotted there.

Train 221 is taking the mainline in Leming.

Train 221 is on the east main in Sue City while a caboose hop
passes on the west mainline.

Lets take a moment to go behind the scenes
 and see who was involved in Train 221.

Mose Crews (above, tan hat) was the Shreveport
Master and River Front Yard Operator.

Jim Willis (above) appears to be enjoying his new
job as the Ginnings Yard Operator.

Danny Garland (above) was the Maryville Operator.

Rob Robbins (above) was the Union Street Yard Operator.

Lionel Brangham (above) is switching Train 85 in
North Park.

A cluster of Operators- Mose Crews (above, left),
Charlie DeVillbiss (above, black hat) and
Lionel Brancham (above, right).

Also operating, but not photographed were-
Paul Harwell who was the Shreveport Public Belt Operator and
Ken Ellison who was a train engineer and took the
photos for this session