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July 21st- Travlers on Their Way to Hograils Stop By

posted Jul 22, 2011, 1:28 PM by Sue Line RailRoad   [ updated Jul 28, 2011, 9:22 PM ]
It is that time of year again, Hograils is being held in Northwest Arkansas and it is hotter than Hell in Louisiana. The temperature sign on the way home reported 109 degrees.

Led by Art Houston (above) a group of 13 brave souls have driven all day from Houston and Dallas, Texas as well as South Louisiana to send a night operating the Sue Line.

Jim Lofland (above) is seen switching a train at Pinecrest.

James Peterson (above, right) is seen getting some advice by Sue Line regular Rob Robbins (above, left).

Dick Schneider (above) is seen pulling his train into Pinecrest to switch.

Brian Helms (above, left ) gets some instructions from Sue Line regular Jim Willis (above, right) prior to taking over Alex Yard.

Mark Couvillion (above) appears to be enjoying his time as the Shreveport Yard Master.

Al Landry (above) was hard at work as the Shreveport Public Belt Operator.

Benoit LeClerc (above, right) gets a few tips on operating Sue City from Sue Line regular Matt Tessier( above, left).

Alan Free is busy running a train in Robert's Crossing.

Wayne Robichaux (above) gets clearance from the dispatcher prior to leaving I-49 West Yard in Blanchard.

Sue Line regular Matt Tessier (above, left) helps Wayne Robichaux (above, right) set his EasyDCC throttle while Rod Fredrericks (above, center) looks on.

Bob Barnett (above) is working his train In Robinson.

Barbara Peterson (above), wife of James Peterson spent the evening downstairs reading a "good book".


Conference at Maryville.

Conference in Alexandria.

After the conference in Alexandria.

Art Houston (above, left) and Matt Tessier (above, right) discuss some fine points of operation.

Dick Schneider (above, right) awaits clearance from Mark Couvillion (above, left) the Shreveport Yard Master.

Sue Line regulars Rob Robbins (above, left) and Matt Tessier (above right) share some thoughts on how the guests are doing.

Sue Line regular Mose Crews (above, foreground) discusses a train move with Mark Couvillion(above, middle) The Shreveport Yard Master and Al Landry (above,back ground), The Shreveport Public Belt Operator.

Sue Line regular Mose Crews (above, right) is check out Art Houston's switching move.

Sue Line regular Danny Garland (above) relaxes in the crew lounge by the 3rd District.

The Dispatcher for the evening was Sue Line regular David Colvin.