Nevertheless, it seemed to have been a great evening socially, and we made it through the complete timetabled session (which is also a little unusual.)
Here are some photos that I took before and during the evening on my Oppo phone. (Sorry Dennis, but I somehow managed to not take any with you in them.)
This first group shows how things looked before we started the session.
|The line-up at South Staging.|
L-R: Train 6 (The Ranger), train 38 (a Fast Freight), train 16 (The Texas Chief),
train X2856N (a livestock extra), train 40 (a Fast Freight), and train 66 (the Ringling mixed local.)
|A view of Wynnewood (left) and Davis (right) from the end of the peninsula. The yard at|
Pauls Valley is on the far left, and Dougherty is on the far right.
|The siding and storage sheds at the Ardmore Air Base near Gene Autry.|
|Johnstone Construction at Davis. Just behind the tree is Pitmon Oil.|
|Stillwater Milling (foreground) and Arctic Processing (distance) at Davis.|
|The tank-car loading racks at Kerr-McGee Refinery, Wynnewood.|
|Another view of the refinery at Wynnewood.|
These photos were taken during the session.
|Vic is preparing to leave Davis with the Pauls Valley local freight. In the background, |
John F is switching Dougherty with the Ardmore local freight.
|Rod, Peter and Bill (next photo) were waiting for the clock to count down so |
they can run their next assignments.
|Vic is switching Wynnewood with the Pauls Valley local freight, while Barry is watching for |
the southbound gravel train to enter Wynnewood.
|John F, with the Ardmore local freight at Big Canyon, where |
a covered hopper loaded with sand has to be collected.
|Barry, and the southbound gravel train en-route to Dougherty.|
|Darren, and Train 37 (a southbound Fast Freight) rounding the long curve at Big Canyon.|
|Greg, with northbound Fast Freight #38 at Ardmore.|
|Brendan, yardmaster at Ardmore, is switching cars for Train 38.|
|Train 38 approaching Wynnewood, with John C (background) preparing cars at Pauls Valley.|
|Darren brings Train 37 out onto the main, as it departs Ardmore. |
Bill is operating the Frisco local, which operates between Ardmore and Hugo (OK.)
|Vic and the Pauls Valley local at Wynnewood. The train has 'turned' at Pauls Valley |
and is returning southwards with a long string of cars for Wynnewood and davis
|Rod is switching tank cars at the Wynnewood refinery, while Barry acts at the brakeman.|
|John C, in his usual role as yardmaster at Pauls Valley.|
I'm hoping for my next session to be on a Tuesday in March.