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John 3:16
Yesterday was a great day to be out and about here in southeast Texas. Here are a few photos of what I saw.

Watco's Timber Rock Railroad "DeRidder Turn" at Kirbyville, TX tied down on the DeRidder Sub (ex-ATSF Oakdale Sub/ex-Jasper and Eastern Railroad) Note the AT&SF station signs that still exist on this branch. This is a real branch line...all 90lb rail for 38 miles except on the curves, they have larger rail down for those and a 10mph speed limit.
WAMX 4032 J&E Jct by Mark St. Aubin, on Flickr
WAMX 4032 J&E Jct by Mark St. Aubin, on Flickr
Boise Cascade Siding by Mark St. Aubin, on Flickr
Shear Siding by Mark St. Aubin, on Flickr

A little KCS action on the KCS Beaumont Sub at DeRidder, LA
KCS 4033 by Mark St. Aubin, on Flickr
KCS 337 stainless steel caboose on display at the restored KCS DeRidder, LA depot. Now the Beauregard Parish History Museum
KCS 337 by Mark St. Aubin, on Flickr


Hammerhead Pusher
Interesting shots and cool caboose. It must of been a pricey option to go stainless and bright when the sunlight was shining on it.


New Member
Got a couple questions for you if you don't mind.

About how much action does this branch line see?

How close is it in relation to the KCS line?

Thanks, I tried googleMaps but the rail lines aren't labeled.


John 3:16

Only one local turn from Kirbyville, TX to DeRidder, LA; 4 days a week.

The TIBR crosses the KCS Beaumont Sub at DeRidder, LA.

Try this link. The north/south line is the KCS. The east/west line is TIBR:

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