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September 6th- Robert Della-Pietra Visits

posted Sep 9, 2012, 9:59 AM by Sue Line RailRoad   [ updated Sep 9, 2012, 10:56 AM ]
It had been way too long, but finally Robert Della-Pietra was back with the Sue Line crew. Robert Della-Pietra has a day job in Chicago with the BNSF. It was good to have him visit.

Pictured in front of the reefers he had donated to the Sue Line,
Robert Della-Pietra (above) was in for a visit.

Also back was Larry Daughtry (above),
Welcome back and Please Come Again.

Marvin Bennett, Jr. (above) was busy on the Shreveport Public Belt Line in Keithville.

Danny Garland (above) was in charge of the Shreveport Yard.

Charlie DeVilbiss (above) was busy all night in Sue City
as the Sue City Operator.

Mose Crews (above) was working the Maryville Operator position
and doing trouble shooting of the printer system.

Hurricane Issac was gone, but Jim Willis (above) was
on the job as the Alexandria Yard Master.

Rodney Dixon (above) was busy with a north bound
extra board train leaving Sue City.

Rob Robbins (above, right) can run the mainline with his eyes closed!
Paul Harwell (above, left) is busy getting paper work.

Paul Harwell (above) appears to be enjoying his job on the mainline.

Ken Ellison is busy with his wiiThrottle while working
an Extra Board train in North Park.
Once again Ken Ellison provided the pictures from this session.

Dispatcher Trainee Lionel Brangham (above) was busy using
RailOps and monitoring trains in Underworld.

Senior Dispatcher, Richard Kamm (above)
tries to keep the mainline running smoothly.


One of the major shippers in Shreveport is the B & E Enterprises fruit plant (above).

The B & E (above) was originally known as-
Brannon and Ellison- Two Fruits,
but changed for obvious reasons!

A view from inside the B & E  building (above).

A side view looking into the B & E (above).

A closer look inside the B & E (above).

The Shreveport Joints Shops (above)
is just across the tracks from the B & E.

The wharf at Sardenga's Fish Supply (above) looks busy today.

It looks like the National Carloading (above)
in Sue City is also busy.

The cotton appears high at Cummins Cotton Gin and Compress Inc. (above).

The is an old saying that goes-
More Gin than Cotton
when takings about the old
Cummins Cotton Gin and Compress Company, Inc.