Here a couple/three weeks ago a rail enthusiast from Arkansas was over our way to snap some pics of the Hillbilly Central. This fellow, David Hoge, shoots incredible pics. He was kind enough to send us some prints. I have scanned and am sharing with you here. Bear in mind that the quality in the scans is MUCH LESS than the originals. I really like this guy's compositions.
Anyhoo... we'll have a photo spread containing a small slice of life on the Hillbilly Central.
FWIW: The reason for only one motor and short trains? Simple, the GP30 done coughed up the sponge, made like a frog and croaked, i.e. "died". It's main generator and #4 traction motor are shot. It is currently in storage and is slated to go through the Watco rebuilding program. We're due another motor end of this week (hopefully).
Enough... onto the pics!
First up: Getting onto a cut behind OK Feed Mill at Heavener in preparation of heading east...
(Note: Click the pic to see it full size.)