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Date: 11/22/12 20:01
2012 Texas Turkey Shoot (a day early)
Author: nomosantafe

When I lived in Cleveland (1993 - 1998), every Thanksgiving, the Forest City Chapter of the Railroad Enthusiasts would meet at Bob's Big Boy for breakfast and a morning of foaming at Berea Tower (I think they still do). We called it the "Turkey Shoot".

In honor of that tradition, in 2005, I started my own version called the Texas Turkey Shoot and posted pictures here on Trainorders. I had to work 1st shift this year (and we were quite busy between Vancouver & Seattle), so I was limited in what I could shoot. After work I took a quick spin around Fort Worth, but there wasn’t much going on, so no pictures from today.
I didn’t do it last year (2011), so I decided to revive the old tradition a day early. I did go out yesterday and shot a UP grain train on the Wichita Falls Sub. Here’s a few of the pictures I got.

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving.

Here are the links to the previous year’s Thanksgiving posts.

2005
http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,1044681,1044691#msg-1044691

2006
http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,1287080,1287080#msg-1287080

2007
http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,1542232,1542831#msg-1542831

2008
http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,1813883,1813892#msg-1813892

2009
http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,2065220,2065228#msg-2065228

2010
http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,2329696,2329728#msg-2329728

2011
http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,2620467,2620467#msg-2620467


Nomosantafe
Fort Worth, Texas
“Where the West Begins”

1. WB empty coal near Bowie, TX. The light is wrong during the morning for WB's. so a backlit shot was the best I could get

I drove all the way to Wichita Falls and found this EB UP grain train F GSARMY1 20 and followed it back to Fort Worth

2. EB UP grain train at Wichita Falls, TX

3. EB about to pass under US 287 at Henrietta, TX








Date: 11/22/12 20:04
2012 Texas Turkey Shoot (a day early) part 2
Author: nomosantafe

4. EB at henrietta, TX

5. EB at Dickworsham, TX

6. EB at Bellevue, TX








Date: 11/22/12 20:05
2012 Texas Turkey Shoot (a day early) part 3
Author: nomosantafe

7. & 8. EB at Bellevue, TX

9. EB at Bowie, TX








Date: 11/22/12 20:08
2012 Texas Turkey Shoot (a day early) part 4
Author: nomosantafe

10., 11., & 12. EB at Fruitland, TX








Date: 11/22/12 20:10
2012 Texas Turkey Shoot (a day early) part 5
Author: nomosantafe

13. EB near Alvord

14. EB at MP 47.5






Date: 11/22/12 20:22
2012 Texas Turkey Shoot (a day early) part 6
Author: nomosantafe

15. EB at Decatur, TX The building on the left is the Wise County Courthouse. The old building on the right is the Waggoner
Mansion. I call it the "Munster Mansion"

16. EB at ESS Decatur

17. "Munster Mansion" (Waggoner Mansion) Decatur, TX



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/22/12 20:24 by nomosantafe.








Date: 11/23/12 03:29
Re: 2012 Texas Turkey Shoot (a day early) part 6
Author: electromac

Great looking house, for Halloween........



Date: 11/23/12 06:51
Re: 2012 Texas Turkey Shoot (a day early) part 6
Author: WrongWayMurphy

Those not fond of gen-sets might consider this the ultimate Turkey Shoot.

Taken just west of Dallas on Wednesday.

Also for fun, the Dallas County Courthouse, also known as "Old Red"






Date: 11/23/12 07:51
Re: 2012 Texas Turkey Shoot (a day early) part 6
Author: Wurli1938

Quite a contrast to the modern glass building at the right. Court House is beautiful



Date: 11/23/12 07:59
Re: 2012 Texas Turkey Shoot (a day early) part 6
Author: ddg

Wurli1938 Wrote:
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> Quite a contrast to the modern glass building at
> the right. Court House is beautiful


I look for that old building every time I go to Dallas, to see if it's still standing. Like depots, many of those old Court Houses were torn down over the years & replaced with ugly 50's & 60's style "modern" structures. Lots of beautiful old stone Court Houses still stand here in Kansas. The native stone Douglas County Court House here in Lawrence just had an exterior renovation & looks beautiful.



Date: 11/23/12 08:04
Re: 2012 Texas Turkey Shoot (a day early) part 6
Author: SP8595

Great chase on the UP 5525, a bunch of very nice shots of that guy!



Date: 11/23/12 15:02
Re: 2012 Texas Turkey Shoot (a day early) part 6
Author: BobE

Hey Nomo, did you beat up Schmo and steal his billion-millimeter lens? That's some serious zoomage.

BobE



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