Ty Alexander - 12/28/00 03:20:20
My Email:ty@netsrq.com
Favorite Railroad: Cotton Belt (The Gumboot Line)

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My grandfather, Daniel Meyers Alexander, was an engineerman for the Cotton Belt. He was killed when his train derailed on Oct. 28, 1943, near McCormick, Arkansas. This was the wreck of engine number 309. I have a (family) photo of the wreck and a copy of the investigation of the Interstate Commerce Commission. My grandfather could have retired, but decided to stay on for the war effort. Thank you for keeping the Cotton Belt alive for all of us.

Tom W. Bellhouse III - 12/26/00 21:12:54
My Email:altoid@brunssum.net
Favorite Railroad: Cotton Belt

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It's wonderful to see the history of the Cotton Belt being preserved. I have many photos and newspaper articles collected by my Dad, who worked in the Cotton Belt mechanical department all his working life. As a tribute to his memory, I'd love to be abl to share those articles. Please let me know how I can do that. Thanks, Tom Bellhouse III Brunssum, Netherlands

James E.(Gene) Wilson - 12/11/00 18:34:32
My Email:av8rjw@yahoo.com
Favorite Railroad: SP w/CB as Connecting

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I have earlier statement entered into guestbook dated 3/22/99. In JUne 2000 went home to Pine Bluff for first time in 26 years. Spent 3 FANTASTIC days at museum visiting w/several people there. Found some of them knew engineers and conductors, now long de eased, but who were my neighbors when I was growing up. Got a lotta history of CB & a GREAT tour of museum. At that time 819 was torn down for a boiler inspection. Sure hope it passed and that engine will be operating again very soon. I am in process of building HO payout 11'X16', mainly SP, but with CB as a connecing route. I attemped in JUne to get a copy of blueprint of both 819 and the CB station in Pine Bluff. Tried to manually copy blueprint of station from display on wall at the station, not too successful and did not find any blueprints of 819. If anyone has a source for these prints I will be glad to pay for copies so I can draw both in CAD and am willing to give either hard copy(disk) or paper copy to anyone who can share the blueprints with me. Your museum and your web site are both fantastic places to visit. Please keep up the excellent work. Thanks again for the time and help during my visit. Will be home again before too long.

Larry J Ricklefs - 11/17/00 01:26:01
My Email:ljrbjr@aptalaska.net
Favorite Railroad: White Pass

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Howdy! I worked as a clerk for UPRR back in '68 while in college. UP had some terrific engines in those days! Now I work p/t summers only for the White Pass & Yukon RR and bumming cab rides whenever I can. If ya get up to Alaska gimme a ring! Larry R br>
Dan Tracy - 11/11/00 01:22:20
My Email:dt8089@juno.com
Favorite Railroad: CRI&P SP-SSW

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Looking for train symbols on the Cotton Rock prior to the Yellow Cancer (U.P.).

Jeff - 10/28/00 04:23:12
My URL:www.joedavid.com
Favorite Railroad: Cotton Belt

Comments:
As a child I lived near the Cotton Belt tracks in Sulphur Springs, TX. One of my best memories was listening to the train at night. The locomotives had a very unique deep sound. I could hear them from miles away, ten minutes or so before they got to a cro sing and used the horn. I could always tell when the horn was going to sound, because the engines slowed as they reached town.

S.W.Fordyce V - 10/24/00 00:55:33
My Email:swfordyce@aol.com
Favorite Railroad: cotton belt of course

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My dad told me that Col. Fordyce was riding through what is now Fordyce, Arkansas, scouting the route. Townspeople asked him his business, and when he told them, they offered to change the name of their town if he ran the line there. He agreed, and they d d, and the railroad went elsewhere anyway. I'm not sure how true this is.

Charlie Harris - 10/06/00 15:45:59
My Email:railroads@clear.net.nz

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[I am ghost-posting this for a friend. If you can help him, please e-mail him privately. Thanks. ===Paul H! in AtasCal] I am looking for any video/film, amateur or prof on the Cotton Belt Railroad in the 1950s and 1960s. Where can I locate? Charlie Harris New Zealand

Joe - 10/02/00 21:35:33
My Email:Athearns@aol.com
Favorite Railroad: Iowa Interstate

Comments:
I really enjoy looking at your photos, Great site. I've been looking for train derailments/wrecks. they seem to be hard to find. Keep up the good work.

Glenn Sanders - 09/29/00 02:24:37
My Email:rrnuttzzz@c-gate.net
Favorite Railroad: Southern Pacific

Comments:
I really love the 819, I have the pentrex video. Maybe one day I'll come for a up close look. Keep up the "GREAT" work!!!!!!!!!!

Ed Cooper - 09/16/00 23:28:54
My Email:cooper2001@earthlink.net
Favorite Railroad: ATSF, SP, SSW

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Went to school in Commerce, TEXAS in 1972-73. Thanks for the memories Cotton Belt. Photographed railroad operations of Cotton Belt in and around Commerce at that time. Now residing near Louisville, KY.

Lila Coley - 09/07/00 02:41:20
My URL:http://homepages.go.com/~lc123/grapevine/wilhoit.html
My Email:coley@flash.net

Comments:
Great Site! Enjoyed the visit. One thing, the St Louis Arkansas and Texas Railroad opened the Commerce to Ft Worth route in 1888 and I didn't find any mention of that. If anyone has any information or interesting stories about this branch, I would love to hear from them.

Glenn Mosenthin - 09/02/00 23:17:49
My Email:mosenth@dellepro.com
Favorite Railroad: SSW

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Walter Owen - 08/24/00 10:40:37
My URL:http://Bosssteam@cableone.net
Favorite Railroad: SSW

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I am Looking For a Hallmark Modles SSW RT 66 24 ( center cab )or any HO collections or train "stuff". I am also at TXsteam@yahoo.com .Thanks,WalterOwen 1011 Grand Texarkana, Ark. 71854 ( 870 ) 773-8693

Richard Bussell - 08/23/00 03:20:17
My URL:http://www.woodiestrainshop.com
My Email:RICHARDFBUSSELL@PRODIGY.COM
Favorite Railroad: Southern Pacific/or Santa Fe or...you know, railroads

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Paul Gleb - 08/18/00 02:23:42
My Email:yesdear26@aol.com
Favorite Railroad: none

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I am a retired BN employee, retired Oct 1984. I started on the Northern Pacific on Jan 17, 1944 because of an interest in model railroading, and that interest is still the driving factor. Thank you paul Gleb

Jim Bourquien - 08/17/00 02:28:17
My Email:jbourquein@cnz.com
Favorite Railroad: SSW

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Philece Humphrey - 08/07/00 21:08:56
My Email:ssw41@rosenet.net
Favorite Railroad: all/any

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We have caboose ssw41 out back. On our tree farm here, 10 miles west of Roseburg, Oregon

Major Daniel Hudson , Ph.D. - 08/06/00 01:24:29

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Tom - 07/19/00 07:59:51
My URL:http://www.oocities.com/bradentontom/
My Email:bradentontom@webtv.net

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Just killing some time going through the Geocities "recently updated" web sites. I am glad I stopped by your site. You have done a great job with it. I enjoyed my visit. I hope you will visit my web site when you can. Thanks. Tom

e gaines - 07/15/00 23:49:48
My Email:gaines71601@aol.com
Favorite Railroad: cotton belt

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appreciate a job well done!

Bob - 06/28/00 23:33:26
Favorite Railroad: Espee/ssw/atsf

Comments:
Nice site, could use a photo/ equipment roster

Bob Phelps - 06/18/00 01:52:27
My Email:b_phelps@juno.com
Favorite Railroad: Cotton Belt

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I'm a Cotton Belt Brat. My father worked for the Cotton Belt at the "Freight-House" for the entire period that I remember. I was born in '41. We lived on Fir street. I well remember the steam locomotives and their loaded sound as they crossed the 28th str et crossing. I also remember the first diesels that replaced the locomotives. I manage a Power Plant now. Guess the old steam engines made an impression.

LLOYD SPIVEY - 06/16/00 22:03:04
My Email:spivey@kih.net
Favorite Railroad: L&N, COTTON BELT

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I remember being in 4th grade at Maplewood grade school,with tracks running by the school and watching fast Cotton Belt freights and passenger trains go by.I also was in trouble with the teacher for watching the trains instead of her.Maplewood, IL surburb of E ST.LOUIS,IL. circa 1959

jai - 06/13/00 05:48:50
My URL:http://hometown.aol.com/jaijef/JTP.html
My Email:jaijef@aol.com
Favorite Railroad: SSW, SP, UP, BN, MoPac

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I enjoy your site, it is very informative. I have a model rr set up & it is mainly Cotton Belt & SP equipment. Thanks for the great site.

Myriam sanchez - 06/01/00 20:38:02
My Email:Sanchezmyriam@hotmail.com

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NICE JOB!!

Andrew Hauser - 05/22/00 03:25:13
My Email:Drewrail@juno.com
Favorite Railroad: SSW, SP, D&RGW

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john jackson jr. - 05/15/00 12:51:07
My Email:jjj8181@aol.com
Favorite Railroad: amtrack

Comments:
I like railroads,wish none of them had been removed!

Dan Vogt - 05/10/00 14:59:32
Favorite Railroad: N&W

Comments:
Thanks for putting together such an excellent database for research. Your work is appreciated.

GEORGE. - 05/03/00 23:44:44
My URL:http://www.hunkalocomotiveworks.homestead.com/index.html
My Email:georgenw@yahoo.com
Favorite Railroad: NS,NW,SOU,CSX,CR,UP,BN.

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NICE JOB. KEEP UP THE GRENT WORK.

Frank Pennington - 05/02/00 04:19:21
My Email:FAPenningt@aol.com
Favorite Railroad: SP

Comments:
Good work on your web site. I just look at the information on the 20 engines in one train.That must have been a site to see.

Mary Cohoon - 04/12/00 02:11:09
My Email:dmcohoon@ipa.net

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At this time I am researching the Cotton Belt caboose # 140.

Patrick L Pope - 04/06/00 02:08:01
My Email:atsf11@aol.com

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Sorry see correct e-mail address.

Patrick L Pope - 04/06/00 01:54:44
My Email:atsf11
Favorite Railroad: atsf &ssw

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Worked 10 years for SSW great sight. Wish there was more on Valley Junction during the period 1957 thru 1967.That was the period of my employment.

Walt Babineau - 04/04/00 21:08:32
My URL:http://onestop.org
My Email:walt@development.org

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I am currently trying to go a train depot restored in Marianna, AR

Tom Wiseman - 04/04/00 15:08:52
My Email:Wiseman@cafes.net
Favorite Railroad: all RR

Comments:
Great Web Site enjoye all the good stuff. Tom Wiseman

Phillip W. Bright - 04/02/00 22:19:53
My Email:pwbright@ipa.net
Favorite Railroad: mopac

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Ira Glen Williams - 03/28/00 22:33:23
My Email:iglenw@juno.com
Favorite Railroad: St. Louis Southwestern

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I love the improvements made to the site! The great photos posted since I was last here add a great deal to the site's interest.

carol kennedy - 03/07/00 17:19:05
My Email:CKennedy@Berkshire.net

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My grandparents were with the Western ZAZA Company, traveling across the US -via train Dec. thru February of 1900. I assume Dec. I am trying to figure out the route the troupe would have taken from NYC to be in New Orleans on Jan 8th, Little Rock, Ark on Jan 26th, Lincoln, Nebraska on Feb. 2, Sioux City, Iowa on Feb. 5 and Eau Claire, Wisc on Feb 17th & 18th of 1900. Those are the towns that I am aware of. Any ideas? Thanks Carol

R V Phillips - 02/27/00 01:07:49
My Email:RPhil96457
Favorite Railroad: ATSF

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Worked for ATSF ry 40 years retired in 1989, Started as a Telegraph Operator, Station Agent Etc.

Dominique Gatland - 02/26/00 19:51:38
My Email:domseven@hotmail.com
Favorite Railroad: blue train South Africa

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Mary Thompson - 02/19/00 03:47:42
My Email:mathompson@neto.com
Favorite Railroad: SSW

Comments:
Thanks for providing such a interesting site. Looking for anyone with photographs SSW Freight Office employees at Texarkana between 1940 and 1946..specifically FRED MCCALL. Thank you.

S. Dillingham - 02/05/00 16:43:05
My Email:sarads@aol.com

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Help! I want information about Cotton Belt route between Sherman and Commerce, 1906 - 1947. My grandfather, T. A. Dillingham was a conductor Engine#187. Trying to find out if Texas hwy 11 now is old roadbed. Other archives.

S. Dillingham - 02/05/00 16:39:50
My Email:sarads@aol.com

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Tom Roise - 01/13/00 05:02:52
My Email:troise98@aol.com
Favorite Railroad: SSW

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Wayne, great job on the web site. The Cotton Belt Star said you were archiving old articles. I found some from 94-96. Are you planning more, are there older issues? I am real interested in obtaining any and all information on SSW railcare from 1941-1955. o you have any suggestions? Also, do you have a source for the wood sided SSW caboose in HO scale? Thank you. Tom Roise

SETH - 01/13/00 01:51:33

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Gail Blue - 01/11/00 02:41:34
My Email:SteveGailBlue@aol.com

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Revision to my former message. My brother would like to know where the nearest "working" Cotton Belt caboose is located in proximity to Joplin, MO. Thanks for any help!

Gail Blue - 01/11/00 02:25:01
My Email:SteveGailBlue@aol.com

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My brother is a railroad buff and is looking for a Cotton Belt caboose. He wants to take pictures of his kids on/beside it. He has pictures from cabooses from many other rail road lines. Where is the closest caboose to Joplin, MO?

Jeanie Myers - 01/09/00 02:29:56
My Email:jeanie_myers@hotmail.com

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I am trying to do some presentations on a depot and cotton belt caboose the City of Piggott has obtained and are restoring for a museum. Does anyone have a caboose done in Cad? This caboose does not have the skylight. Thanks!

J W Beck - 01/03/00 04:26:19
My Email:blujon@tri-lakes.net
Favorite Railroad: Paragould and South Eastern

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For those great folks who made my life a interesting affair. My total railroad experience was twentyseven years. Twentythree was spent on the Cotten Belt. From 1966 to 1989. I was a Fireman and Engineer. I must admit I had My mind on the history of all things. There is one story about a Engin that derailed in the Redriver just North of Garland City Arkansas. I would like to hear from anyone who may have copies of the investigation,and photographs and the history of that Locomotive. Someone told me it was Engin no 4 and was placed back in service as a passenger engin on the mainline out of Pine Bluff. I want to do a short story on this and the day the hammers fell, making the CCotton Belt a standard gage railroad. You may write me at Bill Beck Rt6 Box1395 Galena Missouri 65656, Email: blujon@yahoo.com PS The Paragould & S E was a part of the Cotton Belt. The town of Paragould was named after two of the alltime railroad Barons. Mr Jay Gould, Iron Mountian, (MO PAC.) Mr Paramore, StLo is Southwestern (Cotton Belt).

Jeff Meyer - 12/30/99 19:42:38
My Email:jmeyer999@aol.com
Favorite Railroad: Pine Bluff and Western

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I'm interested in Cotton Belt switch engine No. 65 sold to the Pine Bluff and Western Railroad in Sept 1899. I believe this line was used by the Austin and Sawyer lumber. The line ran from Pine Bluff, behind the Dollarway area, Hardin, Bruce, and termina ed at Doylestown near Sheridan. Please let me know if you have any information or photographs. My Grandfather was Floyd Kenley a long time employee of Cotton Belt in Pine Bluff, Ar. jmeyer999@aol.com

Jerry Rodger Beck - 12/30/99 00:55:42
My Email:whizzo @voyager.net
Favorite Railroad: santa fe

Comments:
you have a very nice and interesting website

Aaron Smith - 12/22/99 02:03:31
My Email:houndog_o1@yahoo.com
Favorite Railroad: Cotton Belt

Comments:
Very nice website.

phil cook - 12/18/99 06:59:31
Favorite Railroad: sp

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Bill Shippen - 12/11/99 21:26:36
My Email:espeereview@aol.com
Favorite Railroad: SP

Comments:
Very nice web site! Well laid out and easy to navigate, your webmaster has done a super job... Bill Shippen SP Review magazine

DLegere - 11/13/99 13:38:27
My URL:http://www.oocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/8913/joggins.html
My Email:darleg@ns.sympatico.ca
Favorite Railroad: Canadian Pacific

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I think it is so important to keep our railway heritage alive. Keep up the good work

Matt Kriehn - 11/11/99 20:18:57
My Email:ekriehn@aol.com
Favorite Railroad: SSW

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I grew up watching the Cotton Belt from my grandmother's backyard in Thornton, AR and chased the SSW through Camden for many years. Now that the Cotton Belt is disappearing under yellow and grey it is extremely important to me to keep the Cotton Belt ali e.

greg w. weaver - 11/09/99 21:08:47

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Byron F. Lane - 11/04/99 17:50:10
My Email:byronf@ix.netcom.com
Favorite Railroad: SP/SSW/TNO

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M. Brodersen - 10/25/99 11:19:20
Favorite Railroad: SP - Systems

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Hello i'm sitting here in Germany in my Livingroom and wisit you're famose Wepside Coungadyulations!!

Lance Belt - 10/24/99 20:23:31
My Email:BOREMAN@aol.com
Favorite Railroad: Southern Pacific

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Eveline Marie Crocker - 10/11/99 01:36:48
My URL:http://www.usgennet.org/~alhnTxus/
My Email:ecrocoil@camalott.com
Favorite Railroad: Cotton Belt Lone*Star Route

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I am happy to find your Cotton Belt Route, I have relatives who work and rode the Cotton Belt Lone * Star Route. I have a 1930 Cotton Belt Lone * Star Route memo book that was my dad's. It has history and schedules, ect, ect. in it. Map showing the run t Houston. I am placing your link on my Texas AlHN topic page come see. A gift for you, banner is Lonestar Route logo. Regards, and keep hopping. Eveline Marie Crocker, http://members.xoom.com/Lone_Star/bLonestar.jpg

DAVID HAHS - 10/09/99 11:48:05
My Email:DHAHS@CHARTER-IL.COM
Favorite Railroad: COTTON BELT

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MY GRAND-PAW WAS A SSW CONDUCTOR, I AM A SSW YARDMASTER, MY BROTHER IS A SP ENGINEER, MY NEPHEW IS A SP ENGINEER. THAT IS UNTIL THE UNION PUCKIFIC TOOK OVER.

yancy mann - 10/01/99 16:29:37
My Email:mann.yancy @citymail
Favorite Railroad: BNSF

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i just love you guy would you like to send me money to do my Senior Project here at moffat school thank you yancy mann

Charlie Harris - 09/23/99 07:59:27
My Email:railroads@clear,net,nz
Favorite Railroad: COTTON BELT

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SSW in Texas my favorite, especially between Waco and Gatesville in the 1950s. Want film on SSW trains, including all rolling stock, etc from the 50s era.

morris s.gould sr - 09/18/99 03:00:44
My Email:@amocm.com
Favorite Railroad: T&P

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Al Holden - 09/08/99 17:59:20
My Email:Albert.Holden@wcom.com
Favorite Railroad: Southern Pacific

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c fred washburn - 08/25/99 23:48:57
My Email:jodie1948
Favorite Railroad: all

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iam restoring fairmont speeder m19 would like to find any picture of this, also paint and good decal picture thanks fred

James McIntyre - 08/25/99 05:07:45
My URL:http://www.telusplanet.net/public/wardill/JimsWebpage.htm
My Email:shmig@telusplanet.net
Favorite Railroad: Southern Pacific

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Interesting page. I currently model Southern Pacific in N-Scale. Check out my Webpage, I would be real interested to hear from you. James McIntyre

Frank Keller - 08/22/99 05:18:10
My Email:mtgteam2@aol.com
Favorite Railroad: SP/SSW

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Nice site. I really enjoyed it. I am sure I will be back many times.

Michael Maynard - 08/17/99 22:03:10
My Email:mike.maynard@avcacorp.com
Favorite Railroad: Grand Trunk Western

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Sorry it's not the Cotton Belt but my dad worked for 41 years on the Grand Trunk Western Railroad (now known as CN:North America).

brian c - 08/17/99 00:29:04
Favorite Railroad: SP SSW DRG W

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I think the site is excelent ,Well done!

brian c - 08/17/99 00:15:40
Favorite Railroad: SP SSW DRG W

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I could not locate history on the legendary blue streak merchandise ? or MBSM?

George Hamilton - 08/15/99 05:21:49
My Email:ghiii@mail.swbell.net
Favorite Railroad: MKT, TNO, T&P

Comments:
Superb Site.

Rusty Porter - 08/12/99 03:30:01
My Email:jeporter@hnb.com
Favorite Railroad: ArkMidland M&NA MoPac IC

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Angelo Barbabosa - 08/07/99 22:49:45
My Email:2tone007@n2.net
Favorite Railroad: SP/RG/ATSF

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I am new to the internet world,and pleased with all the rail sites available.I cant seem to find a site that covers ESPEE's Sunset Rt.(help).I am modling ESPEE's Sunset Rt. between Coachella & West Colton in an 8x25" room.65% of layout is complete & era 8 to 96.Anyone with same intrests & residing in San Diego area ,interested in helping me with layout please email.By the way I model N scale & THANKS for the web site.

Angelo Barbabosa - 08/07/99 22:29:07
My Email:2tone007@n2.net
Favorite Railroad: SP/RG/ATSF

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I am new to the internet world,and pleased with all the rail sites available.I cant seem to find a site that covers ESPEE's Sunset Rt.(help).I am modling ESPEE's Sunset Rt. between Coachella & West Colton in an 8x25" room.

Maurice Garrett - 05/11/99 02:06:27
My Email:MGarrett@Bigpond.com
Favorite Railroad: Cotton Belt

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Hi from Australia, PIGGYBACK RAILTRUCK OF AUSTRALIA PO BOX 225 COOPERS PLAINS QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA 4108 Morrie

Fred Napp - 05/10/99 23:13:24
My Email:fnapp@worldnet.att.net
Favorite Railroad: atsf/slsw/tp

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Is the depot that is standing in Sherman an old Cotton Belt depot. I have heard that it belonged to the Frisco and I also heard it belong to the H&TC. Please let me know. The webpage is great. Fred Napp

Ruth A. Brown - 04/17/99 02:22:52
My Email:cleve@par1.net
Favorite Railroad: any Arkansas Railroad

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Love this site!!! Looking for information on Grandfather who was Engineer on the Baldwin #9, William E. Tucker, have picture of him beside train with Fireman-Feaman, Conductor S. Mearns, Agent at Heber Springs G. W. Musick. Hope these names are spelled correct very hard o read. The picture of these 5 men was taken when the first passenger train arrived in Heber Springs Arkansas. I don't know the year or the company.

DAN HOSKINSON - 04/13/99 19:23:27
My URL:http://AOL
My Email:RYANJOSH97
Favorite Railroad: SP

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I,AM JUST GETTING STARTED ,MY SONS AND I ARE SET TO START A LAYOUT ANY HELP OR IDEAS THANKS DAN HOSKINSON

A.P. White - 04/11/99 16:57:20
My Email:awhite8885
Favorite Railroad: ACL & all southern roads

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Wanza Good - 04/07/99 20:10:14
My Email:wanza@altavista.net
Favorite Railroad: The Cotton Belt

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Email me if you want to sell, or make lazer color xerox copies for me (I will pay for this of course) of any old photos, newspaper clippings, newsletters, books and/or other historical memorabilia and items etc..., pertaining to the old "Cotton Belt Railr ad Hospital." I am not really interested in selling or trading anything that I have but I am willing to make lazer color xerox copies of anything that I have for anyone who might want it. (Especially in exchange for any of the things that I am looking f r.) I am also especially interested in historical information and items like: old history books and information, pictures (especially photos of the old "Cotton Belt Hospital,"(or of it's founders), postcards, letters, diaries, flyers, tickets and timetables. Especially any books or historical information on the first president of the Cotton Belt Railroad (Tyler Tap), James P. Douglas and/or on his family and family history and on the first chief surgeon of the Cotton Belt Railroad Hospital, Dr. Charles Adna mith and/or on his family or family history and on the architect of the old Cotton Belt Hospital, William Bell. Also, I am trying to research my family history in relation to the Cotton Belt Railroad, and my grandfather (Sumner Ellis Jackson) (DOB supposedly July 14,1888)-(died 1948) was supposed to have worked for the Cotton Belt Railroad sometime earlier in his life. If you know of or have any information on him, please let me know of that also. He was from W. Viginia. I will do anything I can for anyone who might have similar interest or request. God Bless You!!! Very gratefully yours, Wanza Good* wanza@altavista.net 1501 Quintana Rd. Morro Bay, CA 93442

Wanza Good - 04/07/99 19:11:37
My Email:wanza@altavista.net
Favorite Railroad: The Cotton Belt

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email me if you want to buy, sell, trade or make or have made lazer color xerox copies of old photos, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and other memorabilia etc....

james e. (gene) wilson - 03/22/99 19:35:56
My Email:av8rjw@aol.com
Favorite Railroad: sp

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born and raised in pine bluff, lived on east 8th street, next door to mr. robinson, engineer for either mp or cb, across street from mr. spriggs, engineer for either mp or cb, down street from mr. mcdonald, conductor for either mp or cb, lifelong friend o eddie segars, one of the builders of 819.use to watch switching of cars in hump yard and switching of cars up the ramp to the coaling tower. does anyone else remember this track ramp up to the coaling tower?? sure hope my memory isn't playing games on me

John Marcy - 03/09/99 04:34:15
My URL:http://www.
My Email:vtquilt@casagrande.com
Favorite Railroad: WP

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First time on sight, checking out sights.

Keith Shipley - 01/26/99 07:27:02
My Email:keithship@msn.com
Favorite Railroad: Cotton Belt

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Thoroughly enjoyed finding your site. I was born near Leachville, Mississippi County, AR in 1932. Shortly thereafter we moved to a house about one mile east of Leachville, about 100 yards from the track and lived there until after the 1937 flood. We ha to walk into Leachville by the track where we were put up by a family in town until the flood abated. My fondest memory was when the Moose, as we called it, came through. It was diesel and carried only passengers and light freight from Blytheville, to eachville and beyond. I would be interested in knowing more about that locomotive. An unfortunate event involved a family by the name of Crochran who lived further east of us across the trestle on Dry Land Ditch when one of their children, probably between 1 & 2 years old wandered out onto the track and was killed when the Moose came by that day.

Mike Pendergrass - 01/25/99 13:20:18
My Email:mpend@concentric.net
Favorite Railroad: Cotton Belt, IC, Rock Island

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Came to Pine Bluff a couple of years back to the Railroadiana Show. Had a blast seeing the steam Locomotive in steam as well as the MRS1 diesel

Jim Bourquein - 01/24/99 17:11:53
My Email:jbourquein@cnz.com
Favorite Railroad: SLSW

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Enjoyed looking around. I'm Glad to see a page dedicated to CB. Any modern prototype information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for letting me visit Jim

Donnie R. Houston - 01/21/99 00:12:21
My Email:pharmd1@pipeline.com
Favorite Railroad: Cotton Belt

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I model n-gauge railroads and am from Arkansas. I found your web-site by searching for Cotton Belt information. I currently live in Ft. Myers, FL. I am also a HAM. Call sign KF4IXC. Nice Web site!

BILLY AUSTIN - 01/18/99 17:27:20
My Email:wlaustin@sbec.com
Favorite Railroad: Cotton Belt Route !!!!!

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I really like the sight. My grandfather (whom I never got to meet) was a fireman for the Illinois Central and the Cotton Belt from 1920 to 1961. His name was L.E. Bartles of Tyler, and he passed away in 1965 2 monthes before I was born. If anyone out there by chance knew him, fee free to e-mail me at wlaustin@sbec.com. My grandmother taught me a lifetime of love and respect for trains that I hope to pass on to my 3 yr. old.

William J. Agnor - 01/04/99 21:27:15
My Email:agnorw@delanet.com

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Searching for roots. Grandfather worked on RR in Lynchburg Virginia about 1899-1900. I'm looking for anything I can find on RR/James O. Agnor. Thank you, William J. Agnor

R. G. Mason - 01/02/99 01:36:26
My Email:rmason@igageway.net
Favorite Railroad: Cotton Belt

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Would like to see more history on the Mississippi River Bridge and Illmo yard and depot. Does any one have a good picture of the Illmo Roundhouse?

Jim Blount - 12/29/98 01:37:46
Favorite Railroad: B&O

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Just checking what's on the internet. Looks good, keep up the good work. See you later. I'm writing RR features for AntiqueWeek. Jim Blount, 524 Shultz Drive, Hamilton, Ohio 45013-5107. Fax (513) 863-7606,

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