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Date: 06/23/20 13:41
Livin' Large, in the piney woods
Author: WrongWayMurphy

Our annual meet in East Texas was pushed back from March to June this year.
We had 2.5 days ops switching, and 2.5 days running roundy roundy.

Ops uses car cards.  There is a main yard, 10 towns along the line with stub sidings and passing tracks, and an industrial switching district.

Here are a few from the ops portion.  Trains have a engineer, conductor and brakeman.

Switching a town

Yard crew

Industrial District switching








Date: 06/23/20 13:44
Re: Livin' Large, in the piney woods
Author: WrongWayMurphy

 Some HO guys took my two Alco engines out for a spin

2-8-2 steam engine

L&N passenger train








Date: 06/23/20 13:46
Re: Livin' Large, in the piney woods
Author: WrongWayMurphy

Big eyecatching diesels were prevalent








Date: 06/23/20 13:49
Re: Livin' Large, in the piney woods
Author: WrongWayMurphy

Older style lokies from Baldwin, EMD, and Alco were present








Date: 06/23/20 13:56
Re: Livin' Large, in the piney woods
Author: WrongWayMurphy

Compare and contrast old vs new style diesels.

This geep miraculously split the switch and stay on the rails.

 



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Date: 06/23/20 14:01
Re: Livin' Large, in the piney woods
Author: WrongWayMurphy

Some red in the yard.

My steam engine moving to the steaming bay preparing for a steam-up 
I take everyone elses picture on their train, but no one ever takes mine on my engine.

Kids getting quarantined.

Ok thats about it.  A good time was had by all, extreme heat and high humidity not withstanding.

 








Date: 06/23/20 14:58
Re: Livin' Large, in the piney woods
Author: DKay

Always enjoy the piney woods photos Shane.Fantastic location ,dunno bout the humidity though.
Regards,DK



Date: 06/23/20 15:12
Re: Livin' Large, in the piney woods
Author: MojaveBill

Love that last picture!!

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 06/24/20 08:41
Re: Livin' Large, in the piney woods
Author: railstiesballast

I enjoyed all the pictures, all of people enjoying the hobby, but the last one put a big grin on my face.
Those kids, seeing the adults having fun and doing neat stuff, have good role models.
As it happens I hosted a family of six children at my HO layout yesterday.
I'd much rather feel good about kids in awe of the layout than adult experts.
I got three of them to run trains, the eldest even selected her own consist and turned on the lights before moving out, and she sounded a very good grade crossing signal.



Date: 06/25/20 08:53
Re: Livin' Large, in the piney woods
Author: tomstp

My granson is only 4 .  He doesn't know anything about trains but "run that one" (finger pointed).   He does honk the horn a little but his favorite thing is wide open throttle.     Hopefully he will learn.



Date: 06/25/20 09:40
Re: Livin' Large, in the piney woods
Author: Smell-the-Glove

tomstp Wrote:
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> My granson is only 4 .  He doesn't know anything
> about trains but "run that one" (finger pointed).
>   He does honk the horn a little but his favorite
> thing is wide open throttle
.     Hopefully he
> will learn.

Can't imagine where he got that from... 



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