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March 8th- T5000e > T9000e

posted Mar 11, 2012, 9:28 AM by Sue Line RailRoad   [ updated Mar 11, 2012, 10:03 AM ]
Here at the Sue Line, we are constantly looking for one thing- How do we make the railroading experience better. We went for CTC-16TM to RailcommandTM and now to EasyDccTM. We have moved from fixed throttles, to plug-in walk-about throttles, to radio remote control using mdel airplane servos, to the T9000ETM and now we are using the T5000ETM (below).


The T5000ETM is smaller, the keys are easier to use, and the display is larger and more "user-friendly". The T5000ETM is more responsive and give better control than the T9000e. Enough about hardware, let's run some trains.

MAINLINE ENGINEERS:




Danny Garland (above) the near legendary Shreveport Yard Operator,
can be seen using not his customary WiiThrottleTM, by  the T9000ETM
in North Park as he was, at least for tonight, a mainline engineer.



Marvin Bennett, Jr. (above) was also on the mainline.
Here we see Marvin Bennett, Jr. with his
north bound train about to enter Leming.



Ken Ellison (above) is switching seen his
north bound local in Robinson using the T5000ETM.


Ron Brannon (above) appears to be enjoying
himself while switching his train at Sue City.



Rodney Dixon (above) is using a T9000ETMto get his
train ready to leave from I-49 Yard in Blanchard.



Jim Willis has left his usual job as Blanchard Yard Master
 and is using the RailProTM System from Ring Engineering
to switch his train in Jeauxville.


Once again there are four throttle systems running at the same time:
RailProTM
T5000ETM
T9000ETM
WiiThrottleTM
too bad no one used the EasyDCCTM fixed throttle.



Paul Harwell (above) using a T9000ETM is seen
with his north bound local are Richardson.


FIXED POSITION OPERATORS:



Mose Crews (above) using a T9000ETM throttle is getting a south bound
local ready to leave from Union Street Yard in Shreveport.


Lionel Brangham (above) id busy using his WiiThrottleTM to
operate the Shreveport Public Belt in Keithville.


Charlie DeVillbiss (above) his trusty T9000ETM in hand,
was kept busy all night as the Sue City Operator.



Rob Robbins (above) used a T5000ETM. Rob Robbins can be seen
In Lake Hamilton switching The Lake Hamilton Paper Company as
the Maryville Operator (MOp).



This is the Alexandria Yard Switcher which was controlled
all evening by Richard Kamm, who was using a WiiThrottleTM.



Seen shutting down the system is David Colvin (above)
who was dispatcher for the evening.

SHOTS ALONG THE WAY.....


A south bound local on the island between Sherwood and Jeauxville.


The Yard is filling up at Alexandria.


Seen in the Yard at Alexandria.
Is is a shot of the future?
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