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June 21st- Big Group Equals First Run and BIG Fun.

posted Jun 22, 2012, 4:26 AM by Sue Line RailRoad   [ updated Jun 23, 2012, 1:06 PM ]
It seemed like old times. Almost the whole group of operators was on hand. Could it be that they all sensed what was happening tonight or was it just coincidence?

Thanks to some hard work by members of the Sue Line Crew,
the first official units ran in the Third District (above).
David Colvin was at the throttle using the SPROG to power the
two Santa Fe units as then entered the third district for the first time.

After savoring the first run of units on the Third District,
David Colvin took the controls as the dispatcher for the evening.

The Call Board was full of engineers, so let's get going.

Jim Willis (above) took the controls in Alexandria as the
Yard Master for the session.

Richard Kamm (file photo above) was the Northpark Switcher
and the "Keeper of the Ring" using the Ring Engineering GP-38
to switch in Northpark. Richard Kamm also took the photos
for this session and, like others before him, forgot to get a
shot of himself.Luckily, he supplied a file photo of himself.

Danny Garland (above), with his WiiThrotle in his hand, took
on the chores of the Maryville Operator (MOp).

Jason Busey (above) stepped up to take on the job
of the Sue City Switcher.

Mose Crews (above) was keeping the trains moving as he
kept Shreveport Yard  traffic on time.

The Regular Mainline Crews were busy all night.
Here we see Paul Harwell (above) switching his train
in Maryville.

Rob Robbins (above) is working his Northbound Mainline Train.

Ken Ellison (above) appears to be enjoying his
Southbound Mainline Train as he switches Brandon.

Lionel Brangham (above) is hard at work with
his Northbound Mainline Train in Northpark.

Charles Kneipp (above) is either enjoying his
Northbound Extra Board Train at Richardson or
getting ready to play linebacker for
the New Orleans Saints.

Back for a session from college, Matt Tessier is
enjoying his Southbound Coal Extra in Northpark.

Marvin  Bennett Jr. (above) is checking his
Southbound Extra Train as it pulls through Leming.

Rodney Dixon (above)  is enjoying the two trains meeting at Robinson.


Small warehouses south of Jeauxville.

Large ware house south of Jeauxville.

Just north of Richardson.

Just south of Richardson.