Thursday, June 26, 2008

NRHS Convention - Day Two

On Tuesday, June 17, Grapevine Vintage RR operated a special excursion train for the NRHS convention. The train departed Grapevine in the morning, headed east to Coppell for a series of photo runbys, then returned to Grapevine and went west to the Fort Worth Stockyards. I hadn't seen the 2248 operate in a few years, so it was a nice opportunity to get out and see some operating steam.

"Photo Line Boss" Ken Fitzgerald. Love the bullhorn!

The first photo line. Ken would have his work cut out for him keeping this group under control...

Passing the Grapevine depot

Heading east from Grapevine toward Coppell

After returning from Coppell, the 2248 took a spin on the Grapevine turntable before heading west to Fort Worth.

Servicing the 2248 at Grapevine

NRHS fashion statements

The always fashionable Skip Waters - President of the North Texas Chapter of the NRHS

On Wednesday, the NRHS toured the Texas State Railway between Rusk and Palestine. On Thursday, they rode the Trinity Railway Express between Fort Worth and Dallas. I wouldn't catch up with the convention again until Saturday morning, when the Quanah Zephyr (rare mileage excursion from Fort Worth to Quanah and return) departed Fort Worth. Stay tuned for more...

np: Johnny Bush - "Devil's Disciple"

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