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Date: 09/22/22 13:15
On the old SP Bellaire Branch
Author: gcm

May 76
On the branch at Clodine,Tx between Eagle Lake and Houston.
I liked this line. Barely past Houston you were out in the country on a nice branch with light rail dating to the teens and twenties.
An eastbound continues its slow journey to Houston in an area that is unrecognizable today (subdivisions, stores and concrete).
A couple shots of the track with a typical early date and one rough part.
A few years after these shots, the SP rebuilt the line as a one way alternative to help out the busy Sunset Route which also passed through Eagle Lake.
Unfortunately the line was sold to Houston Metro and abandoned in the early 90's.

Gary



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/22/22 13:16 by gcm.








Date: 09/22/22 13:15
Re: On the old SP Bellaire Branch
Author: gcm

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Date: 09/22/22 16:01
Re: On the old SP Bellaire Branch
Author: callum_out

Those are killer shots, Colusa had 1898 rail and was in better shape than that!

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Date: 09/22/22 17:08
Re: On the old SP Bellaire Branch
Author: Fiftyfooter

Wow, what a super look at an old SP Branch.  I like the "Spaced Rail"!



Date: 09/22/22 17:30
Re: On the old SP Bellaire Branch
Author: Gonut1

Clickity-Clack, Clickity-Clack, Clunk, Clickity-Clack,
Go



Date: 09/22/22 20:56
Re: On the old SP Bellaire Branch
Author: callum_out

Fourth shot, isn't the spike supposed to go into the tie?

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Date: 09/22/22 21:05
Re: On the old SP Bellaire Branch
Author: mojaveflyer

Judging from the headlight on the geep in photo #1, that is an ex- T & NO geep that didn't have a gyralight. How appropriate....

James Nelson
Thornton, CO



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