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by gbaileytx
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Reminiscing about the Texas & Pacific Railway
Topic: Hello from El Paso
Replies: 0
Views: 6249

Hello from El Paso

My day retired from the T&P after 30 years in 1970, El Paso - Big Spring. I worked for them in 1967-68, El Paso, Toyah, Odessa. Look forward to reminiscing!
George Bailey
by gbaileytx
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Reminiscing about the Texas & Pacific Railway
Topic: Steam switcher in Dallas yard
Replies: 1
Views: 7343

Steam switcher in Dallas yard

I boarded a T&P passenger, Dallas to El Paso in the summer of 1964. Cars were being switched in the yard, putting the train together. I walked to the end of the car, and, staring at me across the vestibule was the headlight and front end of a steam switcher. In 1964! Can anybody shed any light on th...
by gbaileytx
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Reminiscing about the Texas & Pacific Railway
Topic: Wreck at Sandhills
Replies: 0
Views: 6463

Wreck at Sandhills

When I worked for the TP in the 60's, old-timers remembered a head-on at Sandhills, near Monahans, in the late 40's. A student brakeman switched an oncoming freight onto the siding where another train was "in the hole." Both engine crews perished. I've seen pictures. Anyone know anything more about ...
by gbaileytx
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Reminiscing about the Texas & Pacific Railway
Topic: Riding the railroad from Abilene, 1
Replies: 1
Views: 7636

RE: Riding the railroad from Abilene, 1

Sure, the T&P ran passenger between Ft. Worth and El Paso at least through 1964. I rode it often in the 50's, as my father was a T&P brakeman and we had a pass. When I worked between El Paso and Big Spring in 1967-68, the passengers were gone. We ran one passenger extra in the summer of '67 - a circ...
by gbaileytx
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Reminiscing about the Texas & Pacific Railway
Topic: Water stops: Trans-Con (1921)
Replies: 1
Views: 10042

RE: Water stops: Trans-Con (1921)

DHogan Hello from El Paso. Do you have information on the western water stops? My father (a 30-year T&P brakeman) told me they would stop eastbound out of EP at Fabens then Small for water but I don't remember others. Small is between McNary and Sierra Blanca. No sign of the old water facilites rema...
by gbaileytx
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Reminiscing about the Texas & Pacific Railway
Topic: Son of a T&P Dallas Yard Master
Replies: 2
Views: 12342

RE: Son of a T&P Dallas Yard Master

Hi Brat My dad was a T&P brakeman out of El Paso from 1945 to 1975. Like you I used to go to work with him. I would help on baggage from El Paso to Big Spring throwing out mailbags at places like Pecos and Monahans. We would stay over at the Settles hotel in Big Spring. I later worked as an operator...
by gbaileytx
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Reminiscing about the Texas & Pacific Railway
Topic: 1946 Wreck - #661 NE of Jefferson,
Replies: 3
Views: 22591

RE: 1946 Wreck - #661 NE of Jefferson,

Good luck trying to get information on the Jefferson wreck. I'm trying to track down info on a wreck near Monahans in '46 or '47. My father, a T&P brakeman, was on the scene a short time after the wreck and took pictures. I may still have them, and am searching. If I learn anything about the wreck o...