Ashley Drew & Northern

Photos by Mike Condren

This is the power for our trip from Crosett to Monticello on Oct. 26, 1975.
Our train of pulpwood flats is seen leaving Crosett.
Our view is from the cuppola of the caboose.

Here we see the connection with the Rock Island.

Our trip was interrupted when someone on the back platform of the caboose discovered a drunk hunter lying in the middle of the track. The entire train had run over this man whose arms were laying on the track. The weight of the train cars had sealed the blood vessels, keeping him from bleeding to death. We had to wait until an ambulance could arrive and take him to a hospital.

Our train is then seen topping the grade at Fountain Hill.

Our train then switched out some cars at the siding at Ladelle.

Our train then got moving again and we can see the loco on the point in this curve.

Next we see out train delivering the pulp wood racks being delivered in Monticello.

The train is then put back together as it gets ready to return to Crosett.

We then see a couple shots of our train from the platform of the rear caboose.

A couple of locos are seen outside the shops in Crosett on Oct. 26, 1975.

I shot this loco in Crosett on our tour of northern LA and southern AR on Dec 28, 1978.


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