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 “Track & Treat”

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  • Posted October 17th 2021, 10:18 PM
  • By IronHorse

Come on down for a Howlin' Good Time!

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Tommy A. Shults

  • Posted September 25th 2021, 6:03 PM
  • By IronHorse

Tommy_Shults.jpg Tommy A. Shults, 86, of Flatonia, passed away peacefully at his home, Thursday, September 2, 2021. He was born November 24, 1934, to Tom and Mellinee Shults(Atwood).  

He married his wife of 60 years Ysleta on September 23, 1960.  Proud father of one daughter, Arlene(Tony) Shults-Rogers. 

A 1954 graduate of Rockport High School. He attended the University of Houston and started his career with Urban Engineering in Corpus Christi Texas.  

He later started his own company T&Y plan Service and Builders, where he designed and build numerous homes in Rockport and surrounding areas.  His most notable design was The Rockport Band Shell.  

As we all knew Tommy had a love for trains and was known around Flatonia and other parts of Texas as “Sidetrack Tommy” and the “Train Man”.  His love of trains led him to dream of a train museum for Flatonia where he volunteered and also gave tours of the Flatonia Tower No. 3.  He will be remembered for the covered platform photo pavilion west of Flatonia near the double interlocker.  

Everyone was his friend and there was nothing he liked better than doing for his friends. One example was his development of the bi-annual ‘Pavilion Rail Party’.  A day long extravaganza consisting of food, family, friends, fun and camaraderie.  He was always there to welcome all with a smile and his face and a camera to memorialize the day.  

His special bond with daughter, Arlene was recognized by all who knew him.  

He is survived by his wife; daughter; nephews, Glyn (Pam) Landrum and Linny Landrum.  

Tommy was preceded in death by his father; mother; sisters, Joy Sue and Loyce; niece, Mellinee Landrum. 

Pallbearers, Ken Stavinoha, Matt Balboa, Dave Nickson, Mike Erhlick, Bill Cook, Greg Kadlub, B.L. Miers, Tom Autry.

Visitation will be held at 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Rockport. Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Rockport Cemetery.

Tommy was very knowledgeable had great insight for railroad heritage and preservation, he was instrumental in assisting with the establishment of SARHM.  He was inducted into our Membership as an Honorary Member 

SPECIAL TRACK WARRANT ISSUED SEP 02 2021 
FROM:  THE SARHM DISPATCHER
      TO:  THE TOMMY A. SHULTS SPECIAL


THE SIGNAL IS GREEN
THE MAINLINE TO HEAVEN IS YOURS
GOD'S SPEED

TOYX15046 Solarium Observation Car

  • Posted August 9th 2021, 8:24 PM
  • By IronHorse
Here is another acquisition that we are working on that we need your contributions!
This car is a rare car that both the Missouri Pacific (MoPac) Railroad and the Missouri Kansas Texas (MKT) Railroad has purchased.

History

It was built in 1929 for the Grand Trunk Western #891 Wabascon Lake (solarium lounge observation), to GTW #580 Wabascon Lake in May 1936, to Canadian National #580 Wabascon Lake in December 1956, to GTW
#15046 in 1965 (medical car, later converted to a rules instruction car in 1977), sold to a private owner in
Candiac, Quebec circa 2004, resold to NYGL #10 in the mid-2000s, acquired by Passaic Street Properties in
September 2020, donated to Operation Toy Train in September 2020.

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