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!