RailPictures.Net Photo: TRG 30 Texas State Railroad Steam 2-8-2 at Palestine, Texas by Kevin Madore
  Login · Sign Up 

Community Response Locomotive Details Location/Date of Photo
Views: 1,647     Favorited: 7
Since added on January 14, 2020

+ Add to Favorites

+ Nominate for People's Choice

+ Subscribe

+ Add to Photo Album

+ Post a Photo Comment
» Texas State Railroad (more..)
» Steam 2-8-2 (more..)
» Palestine Yard 
» Palestine, Texas, USA (more..)
» April 28, 2019
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
» TRG 30 (more..)
» Photo Freight (more..)
» Kevin Madore (more..)
» Contact Photographer · Photographer Profile 
Remarks & Notes 
Running the Palestine Wye. After arriving back in Palestine from her trip to Rusk, Tremont & Gulf #30 takes her photo freight onto the wye to be turned for the following day's operations. The late afternoon sun in Palestine made this turning operation and ideal photo opportunity for the assembled photographers.

The Texas State Railroad is a roughly 25 mile line running from Palestine, Texas, at the west end, to Rusk, Texas on the east end. Excursions are run out of both ends of the line, and each terminal includes a large depot and parking area, a yard incorporating a turning wye, and servicing facilities. The primary servicing facility, and the largest yard is in Rusk. There are a couple of intermediate turning locations, which allow the operation to run shorter, themed event trains, such as Polar Express, typically out of Palestine. One such location is the Jarvis Wye, a few miles east of Palestine, which is large enough to turn locomotives. That location is also used as the "North Pole" during the holiday season. A second turning location is Maydelle, which also has a small depot of sorts, but also has a turntable, where patrons can get off the train and watch their locomotive being turned. Maydelle Depot is also home to the railroad's track maintenance operations.

Although the Texas State Railroad doesn't get a lot of publicity in railfan circles, it's an interesting place to visit and photograph, as well as a nice train ride with great facilities at either end of the line.

Photo Location Map Photo Comments (0) 

View Larger Map

 User Photo Albums Containing this Photo (1)+ Add to Album
Texas State Railroad

Album created by member Kevin Madore
Album Views: 1,658
Images from a 2019 Photo Charter on the Texas State Railroad, featuring Tremont & Gulf Railway Mikado #30.
Add to Photo Album or Get Your Own Photo Album

EXIF Data for this photo: [What's this?]
- Hide Data -

  ApertureFNumber  f/8.0
  Model  NIKON D850
  ExposureTime  1/500
  ISOSpeedRatings  200
  Flash  0
  FocalLength  460/10

Photo Copyright © 2020 Kevin Madore. All Rights Reserved. Photo Usage Policy
This website Copyright © 2002-2022. All Rights Reserved.
Do Not Sell My Personal Information