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July 3rd- Happy Birthday America, Three Extra Trains for the Third.

posted Jul 4, 2014, 2:35 PM by Sue Line RailRoad   [ updated Jul 4, 2014, 3:55 PM ]
With the holiday rapidly approaching, the Sue Line Crew was moving freight and running trains as usual.

Extra Train 488, a Southbound Freight


Here we see Extra Train 488, (above) a southbound freight, about to leave Sue City.


Next we find Extra Train 488, (above) a southbound freight,at RCX.


Extra Train 488, (above) a southbound freight, has a permissive signal at Robert's Crossing.


Having made good time, Extra Train 488, (above)
a southbound freight,is spotted in Leming.


Extra Train 488, (above) a southbound freight,
is seen passing under Black Bridge.


Extra Train 488, (above) a southbound freight,
is next spotted at Crews Siding.


Extra Train 488, (above) a southbound freight,
is getting ready to cross Dorcheat Bayou.


Extra Train 488, (above) a southbound freight,
passes by the passenger station at Eastman.


Extra Train 488, (above) a southbound freight, 
has just entered Maryville, on the mainline.


Extra Train 488, (above) a southbound freight,
is about to cross the Great Bridge.


Extra Train 488, (above, left) a southbound freight, is on Great Bridge and
Extra Train 488, (above, right) a southbound freight, is about to enter Pinecrest.


Continuing non-stop, Extra Train 488, (above)
a southbound freight,is now in Pinecrest.


Two views of Extra Train 488, (above) a southbound freight,
as in passes through North Park.


A snap shot of Extra Train 488, (above) a southbound freight,
is caught on Ferne Bridge.


Extra Train 488, (above) a southbound freight, is about to pass through
the Doran Oil and Gas (the DOG) facility is Sherwood.


Extra Train 488, (above) a southbound freight,
is crossing the bascule bridge.


Here we see Extra Train 488, (above) a southbound freight,
passing through Island State Park.


Nearing the end of its journey,
Extra Train 488, (above) a southbound freight,
meets a northbound freight at Richardson.


Passing under the I-49 highway bridge,
Extra Train 488, (above) a southbound freight,
ends its journey in NoLaCRA Yard.

Extra Train 22- A Southbound Freight


Here we see Extra Train 22, (above) a southbound fast freight,
pulling through River Front Yard.


Extra Train 22, (above) a southbound fast freight,
has a proceed signal at Ashby Junction.


Extra Train 22, (above) a southbound fast freight,
is working it's way through BUSY Yard.


Extra Train 22, (above, left) a southbound fast freight,
has just left South Morgan and
Extra Train 22, (above, right) a southbound fast freight,
is at the grade crossing with a state highway.

Here we see Extra Train 22, (above) a southbound
fast freight,passing through Brandon.


Passing an oil pump, Extra Train 22, (above) a southbound
fast freight,is about to enter Robinson.


Having passed through Robinson, Extra Train 22, (above) a southbound fast freight, is headed for Sue City. To the right above, you can see railcars being loaded with automobile at Dillon Automobile Assembly Plant in Shattuck.


At the south end of Sue City, Extra Train 22, (above) a southbound fast freight,
once again has a proceed indication.


Leaving Sue City, Extra Train 22, (above) a southbound
fast freight, is noted at Crawleys Ridge.


Having caught up with Extra Train 22, (above) a southbound fast freight,
we see the train entering Maryville, while a northbound is getting ready to leave.



Finally, we see Extra Train 22, (above) a southbound fast freight,
meeting a northbound freight at Richardson.

Train 176- An Extra Southbound Freight


We first see Extra Train 176, (above) a southbound freight,
as it moves into BUSY Yard.


Still in BUSY Yard, Extra Train 176, (above) a southbound freight,
passes by Wallace Paint wher they have "All the Colors of the Rainbow"


Extra Train 176, (above. left) a southbound freight, has a stop indication at South Morgan.
The reason why is soon noted as a northbound freight enters the siding at South Morgan
(above, right).


Extra Train 176, (above) a southbound freight,
is seen leaving Robinson and headed for Sue City.


Our session comes to an end as
Extra Train 176, (above) a southbound freight,
nears a grade crossing with a parish road
between Robinson and Sue City.

Many thanks to Marvin Bennett, Jr. who provided the photographs of this session.


Coming soon---

So you think you know the Sue Line?
A "Where am I" contest.

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