This is to be considered a work event. This former segment of the Texas & Pacific / Missouri Pacific / Union Pacific / Texas Northeastern / Fannin Rural Rail District has not seen ANY rail traffic in greater than 15 years. The distance we may travel by motorcar initially will be measured by the fraction of a mile. HOWEVER, thanks to the efforts of Volunteers, clear track, which was originally less than one mile, has now been increased to more than THREE miles!
Work tasks expected on this line:
- Clearing of grade crossing flange ways. Years of accumulated dirt and in some cases pavement may block our rail path. Clearing will be by use of picks, shovels & brooms.
- Removal of trees, brush, grass and weeds. Removal by hand saws, chain saws, sling sickle, and string line trimmer.
* Special Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) REQUIRED to operate motorized power tools on this property. See Below.
- Expect poor rail conditions. We know of sun kinks, washouts and poor grade crossings will challenge our every movement of rail equipment. We may be "walking" our motorcars more than running them!