|This photo shows the warehouse as viewed from the aisle. Viewed from this angle, |
the rest of the airbase would be located behind and to the right of the warehouse
|This photo, and the next one, were taken from a higher elevation to better show |
the building and 'concrete' surface.
|I've added some freight cars to show the overall size.|
|Rod with the Ardmore local, doing some switching at the Ardmore Air Base just north of Gene Autry.|
|Peter has brought the Frisco (SLSF) local into Ardmore, and is now doing a run-around move|
to get to the other end of the train.
|Chris preparing to exchange empty cars for loaded gons at the Southern Rock Asphalt plant at Dougherty.|
|Bill with the Pauls Valley local at Pauls Valley. The monitor in the background|
shows the North-end Staging yard tracks.
|Dennis is taking Train 38 (a northbound fast freight) through Dougherty, where|
Chris is still at work swapping empties for loads.
|Chris and the gravel train have now moved to Big Canyon where they'll do some more switching.|
|Graham and the southbound tank-car train are passing through Davis.|
|Bill and Brendan watch as Rod sets out stock cars at the Pauls Valley stock yards.|
|Hmmm .... (I have no idea what Peter is thinking.)|
|The locos on the northbound Chicagoan have just separated because somebody (I wonder who, Graham) |
forgot to line the turnout for the mainline after using it.
|Bill, Peter and Rod taking an unauthorised break!|
|Brendan and a very tidy yard at Pauls Valley.|
|The front gons on the gravel train derailed on the turnouts at Dougherty. I'll have to do some testing, |
but we suspect that the derailment happened because the empty cars at the front of the train are
very light compared to the loaded cars at the rear of the train (just out of the picture).
|Graham is waiting for the northbound tank-car train to pass through Davis so he can finish |
building the Pauls Valley local freight.
|Pauls Valley has two GP7s assigned to it, and Brendan has MU'd them together. Here he is using the pair|
to add cars to a northbound fast freight.
|Graham doing some switching with the Pauls Valley local, at Davis.|
|Chris, with the tank-car train arriving at Wynnewood.|
|Chris cutting off the way-car and buffer car, before spotting six empty LPG tank-cars at the refinery |
for loading. He has already moved six loaded cars to an auxiliary track to make room for the empties.
|Bill preparing the morning Pauls Valley local freight (which actually starts from Davis.)|
|Brendan switching the head end of Train 40 (a northbound fast freight) while I add cars to the rear end.|
|Graham with the afternoon Pauls Valley local freight, at Wynnewood.|
|Extra 172 North (the tank-car train) holding in the siding at Davis so that Train 40 can overtake it.|
I love my MTL FTs!
|Three Santa Fe box cars sitting on the siding at Ardmore Construction. During the '50s there were several|
building supply businesses in Ardmore, and Ardmore Construction is just a generic representation
of those industries. The buildings are temporary stand-ins (albeit very old stand-ins.)
|The starting line-up at South Staging. L-R: Train 5 (The Ranger), Train 40 (a morning fast freight), |
Train 16 (The Texas Chief), X2856N (the livestock extra) and Train 40 (an afternoon fast freight.)
|Stillwater Milling at Davis. The H16-44s will soon be called to work on the Pauls Valley local freight.|
|Another shot of the FTs at the head of the tank-car train, at Davis.|
|The Pauls Valley local freight at Wynnewood, where it is about to do some switching.|
|Dennis and John C working a through freight at Pauls Valley.|
|A couple of rowdy rail-fans heckling the passing train driver.|
|Bill gathering cars at Davis for the local freight.|
|Greg and Rod.|
|Through freight (Graham) passing through Davis while the local (Bill) is at work|
|Graham's through freight passes through Big Canyon where a local freight is at work.|
|Bill's local freight has arrived at Wynnewood.|
|Bill switching at Wynnewood.|
|Bill's local freight is arriving at Pauls Valley.|
|Greg (yardmaster at Ardmore) is switching cars.|
|The southbound gravel train passes through Gene Autry |
while the local is switching cars on a siding.
|Another shot of the switching at Gene Autry.|
|Barry taking a northbound through freight through Wynnewood while Bill's local is switching there.|
|Dennis has moved his locos to the rear of the tank-car train as he prepares to switch the refinery.|
|Greg working the Ardmore yard.|
|John F watching as Dennis switches tank cars at the Wynnewood refinery.|