A Day On The A & T - Terlingua

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  1. Cinnibar

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    It is a hot, sunny, late morning down in Terlingua, Texas. The passenger run from Alpine is due in a few minutes. The folks waiting to greet friends, associates and loved ones keep to the shady and somewhat cooler area under the station’s overhang. Baggage carts and the REA truck are at the ready...........

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    Depot Road

    In their Model ‘T’ touring car, a rancher and his family hurry down “Depot Road” to greet relatives coming in all the way from Chicago, Il..................

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    The Train Arrives!

    TP-1, having left Alpine a few hours ago, pulls up to the Terlingua depot...........

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    OT-1 Arrives

    TP-1 has discharged all of it’s passenger and mail and has pulled up and backed into the “Service Track” to allow OT-1 to enter the Terlingua yards. The “Cat Pause” mine is about five miles back on the main. OT-1 swapped it’s empties for loads at the mine but must come to Terlingua to turn the train for the seventy mile trip back to Alpine................
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    OT-1

    File too big .. had toknock it down.......

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    Busy Yards

    While OT-1's Engineer is shoving ore cars around, No. 10 is getting a swing on Terlingua’s turntable. After being loaded with a few buckets of coal & sand, the Engineer will turn the combine, pull the combine and the two coaches out onto the “Station Track”. He will then run around his train, stop at the water tank for a fill up and couple onto his train which is now designated as TP-2 (Northbound). Mail is loaded and the cars are given a quick clean up while TP-2 waits on the “Station Track” for the “Terlingua Turn” to arrive and clear the main back to Alpine...............

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    Last Train In

    The crowd has gathered around the wagon of an elixir hawker who goes by “Dr. Gilstrap - the Miracle Medicine Man”. Intent on curing their ailments, they hardly take notice as the “Terlingua Turn” hisses and clanks into the Terlingua yards...........................

    That’s it for this week!:)

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    Nice layout Cinnibar:thumb:
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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Great railfan photos Cinnibar
    I particulary like the clouds in the first group.
    You are the master of minny scenes.