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February 24th- Whistle Stop for Louisiana Rail Run

posted Mar 1, 2011, 4:28 PM by Sue Line RailRoad   [ updated Mar 2, 2011, 6:38 PM ]
This was the Thursday before the annual Louisiana Rail Run. Three brave men from Bentonville, Arkansas and six from Dallas, Texas arrived to operate before going to Baton Rouge.

John McBee (above, left), Bob Moore (above, center) and Dick Hovey (above, right) were the Arkansas contengent.

Chris Atkins (above, left) and Gert "Jim" Muller (above, right) led up the Dallas group along with:

Eric Davis (above, left), Tom Santella (above, right),

Clarence Zinc (above, left) and Dave Kohler (above, right).

Bob Moore (above, left) and Danny Garland (above, right) discuss operating the Shreveport Public Belt in Keithville.

Mose Crews (above, left) and John McBee (above, right)
check the paper work before switching the Shreveport Yard.

Chris Atkins (above) getting
started at Maryville as the MoOp.

Gert "Jim" Muller is hard at work
in Lake Hamilton at the paper company.

Jim Willis (above, left), Ron Brannon (above, center)
 and Ken Ellison (above , right) looking for parts.

Clarence Zinc (above, foreground) running a train in Shreveport while Charlie DeVillbiss (background, left), Mose Crews (background, center) and John McBee (background, right) operate local switchers.

Eric Davis (above) ready to run the mainline, awaits a signal at Richardson.

Dave Kohler (above) on his way to get his train to run the mainline.

John McBee (above, left), Clarence Zinc (above, center)
 and Dick Hovey (above, right) in I-49 yard at Blanchard.

Dick Hovey (above, left) in Shreveport and
Charlie DeVillbiss (above, right) in Sue City.

Left to right above are Chris Atkins(dark shirt), Dave Kohler (red hat), Rob Robbins Headset) and Paul Harwell (black hat).

Lionel Brangham (above, left) and Clarence Zinc (above, right) in Shreveport.

A cluster of operators in seen above.

Matt Tessier (above) looks happy amid the choas.

David Colvin (above) keeps everything running smoothly.

Tom Santella (above, left) is ready to leave with a train from the M&ET yard in Shreveport while Paul Harwell (above, right) oversees Maryville.

Cahrlie DeVillbiss (above, left) and Mose Crews
(above, right) as the session draws to a close.