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December 13th- Santa Must Be Near....

posted Dec 16, 2012, 10:19 AM by Sue Line RailRoad   [ updated Dec 16, 2012, 12:16 PM ]
Yes, it is that time of the year when we all start to think about Santa. One of the first signs of Santa is the arrival of the Charlie Brown Christmas Train at Maryville (below).

The fact that the Charlie Brown Christmas Train had arrived, was a warm sight to Marvin Bennett, Jr.(below) as he worked Maryville as the Maryville Operator (MOp).

Eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Charlie Brown Christmas Train was Danny Garland (below) as he took on the job of the Sue City Operator.

Further down the line was Charlie DeVillbiss (below) who was working Keithville as the Shreveport Public Belt.

Traffic on the northern end of the division was under the control of Mose Crews (below) as the Shreveport Yard Master.

Traffic on the southern end of the division was under the control of Jim Willis (below) as the Alexandria Yard Master.


Rob Robbins (above) is awaiting his train from the Marshall and East Texas- M&ET yard in Shreveport.

Mainline engineers Rob Robbins (above, left) and Matt Tesslier (above, right)
are comparing throttles- Rob with the T5000E and Matt with the WiiThrottle.

Rodney Dixon (above) is happily awaiting his next train order.

David Colvin (above) is watching the train board for his next assignmant.

Ken Ellison (above, file photo) was so busy of the mainline
that he forgot to get his own picture!

The session was under the control of Chief Dispatcher, Richard Kamm (above) .


The old Missouri Southern- MS mainline at Maryville was
occupied by the Charlie Brown Christmas Train.

Could it be the "Three Wisemen"?
Jerry Jones (above, left) along with Tom Hellen (above, middle) from
Longview, Texas, brought along
Pat Bush (above, right) from Arlington, Texas.
Guess what his job is- engineer on the Amtrak 22 !!!!

Rodney Dixon (above, engineer's cap) is discussing
switching moves with Rob Robbins (above, headset)
as they start to work jointly in North Park.

Waiting up for Santa can be a very tough job and
sometimes we just can't make it.
David Colvin (above) appears to have "nodded off".

for now- TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT...