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July 19th- The Sue Line Goes Hog Wild for Hog Rails

posted Jul 21, 2012, 5:38 PM by Sue Line RailRoad   [ updated Jul 21, 2012, 9:37 PM ]
The night the Hog Railers ran the Sue Line was a night to be remembered.

Art Houston (above) and a group of railroaders from Baton Rouge along with a few from Houston spent the night on the Sue Line and neither the railroad or the operators will be the same again.


Jim Lofland- Mainline Engineer.

Jim Thompson- Mainline Engineer.

Jeff Guidrey- Mainline Engineer.

Dick Schneider- Mainline Engineer.

Alan Evans- Mainline Engineer.

Casey Leblanc- Mainline Engineer.

Rick White- Shreveport Yard Master.

Allen Free- Sue City Operator.

Ron Fredericks- Maryville Operator (MOp).

Snub DeRoven- Rail fan.


Mose Crews- Supervisor- Shreveport Area.

Danny Garland- Supervisor- Sue City Area.

Ken Ellison- Supervisor- Brandon-Robinson  Area.
Ken Ellison also took the photos of this session.

Marvin Bennett, Jr.- Supervisor North Park Area.

Paul Harwell- Supervisor Alexandria Area and
Alexandria Yard Master.

Jim Willis (above, right) Supervisor Ft. Barrow-Pinecrest Supervisor
discusses events with Ken Ellison- Supervisor Brandon-Robinson Area.

Rob Robbins (File Photo)  Supervisor- Sherwood-Jeauxville Area.

Richard Kamm- Dispatcher.


Casey Leblanc waits for his train in Alexandria Yard.

I-49 West Yard was a busy place all night.

Sue City was also a busy place-
Allen Free (above, far left),
Danny Garland (above,red shirt),
Dick Schneider (above,middle with throttle)
and Jim Thompson (above, far right).

Sue City was almost as busy later on as
Danny Garland (above, far right),
Dick Schneider (above, right), and
Allen Free(above, right,tallest)
try to get two trains switched at once.

Jeff Guidrey (above, middle) who was the "Keeper of the Ring"
and Jim Thompson (above, left) are busy switching
two trains in Robinson.

Art Houston (above, left) is busy making a video tape
while Snub DeRoven waits for more action.

Trains, trains, trains, everywhere trains.
The dispatcher had fun all night weaving
the trains past one another to keep the
freight moving.
112 is switching in North Park.
772 is moving ahead of 86 between
Great Bridge and Pinecrest.
238 is switching in Maryville.
And they are all south bound!