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 Posted: Sun Jun 5th, 2011 12:23 am
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Woodie - If you have or can get hold of Bob Richardson's "Chasing Trains" look at page 219. He relates his visit in late 1946 to the Waco, Beaumont, Trinity & Sabine River RR running on an old MKT shortline from Trinity to Livingston. When the track and bridges got too bad for the steam engine they got a Model A Coupe, built a "Jim Crow" trailer for it and put it into service. The track ended at the T&NO mainline half a mile west of Livingston. The passengers debarked, the driver got out a bottle jack, picked up the Model A, turned it around and lowered it back down pointed back toward Trinity. The "Jim Crow" passengers pushed the trailer back to a passing siding where the train was reassembled. After Bob retired from the CRM he moved back east to State College PA and was a regular addendee at Midwest Narrow Gauge. One of the programs he did for us included a movie he shot during this trip. So - a prototype for the new turntable ;) - Russ

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