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March 31st- A Night of Smiles as All is Improving.

posted Apr 2, 2011, 5:27 AM by Sue Line RailRoad
Thank thanks to David Colvin (below) who, after a five hour "marathon" session last Saturday, has many of the "undocumented features- i.e.- Bugs" are slowly going away.

Before the session began, not knowing aout the trouble shooting session, there were not many smiles.

Ron Brannon (above, left), Danny Garland (above, center) and JIm Willis (above, right) appear glad to be here, but were not smiling.

Things changed quickly as we can see below.......

Jim Willis (above) was smiling as he keep the trains running in Alex Yard.

Mose Crews (above) appears happy and almost smiling as
he keep the north end of the railroad busy in Shreveport.

Paul Harwell (above) was busy, but happy and smiling in Maryville.

Danny Garland (above) was concentrating on his
next move, but usually smiling at Sue City.

Between smiles, Charlie DeVillbiss (above), was
carefully watching his train on the Shreveport Public Belt.

The mainline was full of smiles. Here is Rodney Dixon (above, seen) switching with Paul Harwell (above, not seen) at Maryville.

Rob Robbins (above) sports a smile while switching in Robinson.

Doran McQueary (above) smiles while waiting for his next train.

Lionel Brangham (above) smiles as his steam locomotive
heads out of Jeauxville towards Sherwood.

Charles Kneipp (above) keep a careful eye on his train while switching in Brandon. Charles reports that he was smiling on the inside.

Here we see that Rodney Dixon probes the old saying "you cannot please all mof the people all of the time".

But we also see that "No one can say mad forever" as Rodney Dixon (above, right) appears to be in s better mood while operating with Lionel Brangham (above, left) and Jim Willis (above, center).

Charlie DeVillbiss (above, right) switches a car in the Shreveport Industrial Park while Mose Crews (above, left) oversee Shreveport Yard.

Mose Crews (above, left) at Shreveport Yard and Danny Garland (above, right) share isle space while working on the railroad.

While the crews were moving trains, Richard Kamm (above) followed the action in the Dispatchers office.


The group had a lively session over cokes and cookies. Paul Harwell (above, left, black cap), Lionel Brangham (above, left, engineers cap), Rob Robbins (above, left, back of head), Danny Garland (above,center,standing, Jim Willis (above, center, seated), Rodney Dixon (above, right, light hair) and Charles Kneipp (above, red hair) were busy, busy, busy.

Mose Crews (above) found that the cookies had been upgraded thanks to Lionel Brangham.

Finally, after having solved absolutely nothing, the group got ready to go. Lionel Brangham (above, engineers cap), Paul Harwell (above, red shirt), Charlie DeVillbiss (above, coat) and Jim Willis (above, far right) are seen leaving.

The photos for this session were provided by
Doran McQueary and his daughter Emily (below),
and Rob Robbins.