By B. Smith
It’s 1967 and Texas and New Orleans GP-9 #431 arrives in Kerrville with its train, a load of beer in a GN insulated box car, some empty gons for loading of Kerrvillium, a 40’ L&N box for the team track and a SP covered hopper of feed.
The beer is a hot car, the new beer distributor located in the former Safeway Warehouse wants it NOW so it’s available in stores for the the first AFL-NFL World Championship Game on Sunday (now known as Super Bowl I), so the crew spots it first, but must first pull an empty.
With the empty pulled, the precious load of beer can now be spotted. Local Packers and Chiefs fans will now be better able to enjoy the big game!
Part II to come…
(Note: I will try to resume occasional posts to the RailsWest series. Particularly when B. Smith shares items from his great layout. My writing and writer’s site (ce-hunt.com) is keeping me pretty busy. Check it out and follow me on it. Lot’s of neat photography along with my writing and art. (I sneak in a little rail stuff occasionally.) You can also follow me on my twitter account.