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January 6th- Friends- some old, some new...

posted Jan 8, 2011, 1:13 PM by Sue Line RailRoad   [ updated Jan 8, 2011, 2:01 PM ]
This Thursday started a little different than most. At about six o'clock, a truck pulled up in the driveway, a man got out and rang the front door bell. "I guess you guys are not running tonight", he said sadly.

It was Troy Rogers (above, right) who was last here about 14 years ago when he worked for the State Fire Marshall's Office. Troy was accompanied by he goo friend Donald Boyett (above, left). Troy now works for Sperry, the rail people. They are both from Winnfield, Louisiana. Troy was update that the starting time was now 5:00 P.M. and he was happy.

Also new to thee railroad was Lionel Brangham (above, left) seen working with Ken Ellison (above, right).

Lionel who was brought out to the railroad by Rodney Dixon (above). Lionel quickly acquired the nickname "Tyco" and seens to tolerate it quite well.

Jim Willis (above) took over the Shreveport Public Belt Line for the night, while Charlie DeVillbiss (below) took on the duties of the Alex Yard Master.

Mose Crews (below) run Sue City as smooth as silk.

Danny Garland (above) continued working as the Shreveport Yard Master.

 And once again,  Paul Harwell (above) took on the duties of the Maryville Operator (MOp).

The mainline was full with....

Matt Tessier (above),

                            Ken Ellison (above),

                                                        Rob Robbins (above),

                                                        Charles Kneipp (above),

                            Rodney Dixon (above),

and David Colvin (above- file photo) were active most of the night.

At one time even Mose Crews was seen out on the mainline with the Sue City Turn.

And why was it so difficult to get a photo of David Colvin? When not running the main as the Maryville turn, David Colvin (below) was dispatching.


Dannu Garland (above, far left), Donald Boyett (above,gray jacket), Troy Rogers (above, plaid shirt) and Matt Tessier (above, far right) in Shreveport.

Paul Harwell (above, far left), Rob Robins (above, background), Ken Ellison (above, right, red shirt) and Lionel Brangham (above, far right) between Leming and Maryville.

Rodney Dixon (above, left) and Charlie DeVillbiss (above, right) between Richardson and Alex.

Danny Garland (above, left) in Shreveport and Mose Crews (above, right) in Sue City.

Lionel Brancham (above, far left, blue elbow), Ken Ellison (above, left, red shirt), Paul Harwell (above, center), Troy Rogers (above, right, plaid shirt) and Donal Boyett (above, far right) at Maryville.

To Troy and Donald- Save Journey......

To Lionel- See you next week.