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January 25, 2016
Wayne Cline has released his second book, "The Texas Railroad." Subtitled "The Scandalous and Violent History of the International and Great Northern Railroad, 1866-1925," it is a comprehensive, illustrated history of this very important predecessor component of the Missouri Pacific. The Texas Railroad is now available in the MPHS Company Store. Details about the 362 page book, including the preface and a complete summary of its contents can be found here: http://www.mopac.org/store/books-books-books/item/337-the-texas-railroad.

January 24, 2016

To commemorate the 40th anniversary since T&P 610 powered the American Freedom Train in 1976, I am happy to announce the long awaited re-release of "Texas & Pacific 610". I originally released this as a VHS tape back in the late 1980's. I've been sitting on this for many years now and wanted to release it this year since 2016 marks 40 years since she pulled the AFT and 35 years since she returned home from the Southern on January 30-31, 1981.

I have added quite a bit of new footage. The program is now split into two parts... T&P 610 Part One (57 minutes) features the 610 on her first day after being fired up at the Fort Worth Stock Yards, her February 4, 1976 break-in run from Fort Worth to Wichita Falls, her February 7, 1976 return trip to Fort Worth, the 610 pulling the American Freedom Train over the MoPac on February 18th (running with the two MoPac bicentennial units), and ending with her pulling the AFT over the Santa Fe from Houston to Fort Worth on February 25, 1976.

T&P 610 Part Two (59 minutes) features the 610 on her Southern Steam Specials from 1977-1980. Program begins with her operating over the ex-T&P from Fort Worth to Mineola, then on the ICG from Gibsland to Meridian. We then feature the 610 on many of her fantrips on the Southern between 1977-1980. DVD ends with the 610 returning home to Texas as she operated via the MoPac to Little Rock and Texarkana on January 30, 1981 and from Texarkana to Fort Worth on January 31, 1981 which was unfortunately her last mainline trip to date.

Both programs were originally shot on Super 8mm color movie film with sound from Bruce Blalock, Charles Chambers, Dr. Tom Hughes, John Siller and Herb Sims.

The T&P 610 DVDs are $20.00 each. Texas residents must add 8.25% state sale tax. Shipping is $3.00 for a single DVD or $5.00 for both.

We accept personal checks or money orders.

Send orders to:

Steve Goen
1519 Sweetbriar Drive
Wichita Falls, TX
76302-2911