x-T&P Bells to Bonham Segment

With permission from my friends's employer, DGNO, we ventured out on a segment of the former Texas and Pacific mainline from Texarkana to Whitesboro. Many portions of this former secondary main are now gone. This segment, from Bells, TX to Bonham, TX had one customer remaining in Bonham until about two years ago. Once the manufacturing concern shut it's doors in Bonham, no rail traffic has moved over this line in two years or more. Last time we had our motorcars on this segment was August, 2006. The line was beginning to show effects of overgrown vegetation at that point, but a severe drought in North Texas hampered the vegetation's encroachment.

With on overabundance of rain this spring and early summer, the line is almost impassable. This could be the last movement over this segment before nature reclaims the right-of-way.

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