Thought I would start a new thread for this as I don't want to high jack another thread. I have been in the Quanah-Paducah area for the last few days, I managed to get inside the Museum in Paducah. A whole other story there, a lot of very colorful history in these little west Texas towns. The people I visited with at Paducah in that little museum were friendly, knowledgeable, but still a little touchy about the taking up of this little giant of a railroad and the impacts they still feel from it. One of the more touching moments was when we were told about the servicemen who carved their names in the bricks in the depot close to where they waited for their trains to take them to WWI, suppose it was because they perhaps somehow knew they would not be coming home, and just wanted someone to remember them. Every year that slips by there is less that represented the QA&P out thru here. Many ranchers and farmers have reclaimed the ROW (as well they should) along the RR. I have 300+ pictures to go thru and will get started in the next week or so, to start working them over and posting them. Can't say enough about how nature, time and man will eventually reclaim their own, The cuts and fills are still clear, but only a few of the bents for the various little bridges in the draws were even visible, there has been some rain out here, more than I ever remember, and the mesquite trees and other vegetation have overtaken ones ability to see them, it is very green out here. The Johnson grass and weeds are so tall there was no chance to photograph any of the water tank concrete foundations, none were visible, and I know where a few of them are. I am glad that I came out here with my brother, he has a little better understanding now too of what took place going on some 30+ years ago. The Quanah Acme & Pacific bridge so famous at Acme's paint is getting to the point that I am confident the carrier will be repainting it soon, but hey that paint job has last a looong time, I want to remember it as it was and not how it looks now, so no pictures of that from me.. Well not yet. But I found some real surprises too. Like a whole bunch of pictures QA&P related that I had never seen before. And also a real nice surprise that at least some of you may want to call the QA&P museum about, but more on that later. A few newspaper articles that include photographs donated by the local populates concerning trackage only visible before in Sanborn maps. Kind of excited about this, not a lot of info but proof it existed anyway. Would be little easier to research if I wasn't 12hrs away.