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Old 04-05-2010, 09:34 AM
 
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We pass by some old trains off of Scenic Loop everyday, my boys just love them, does anyone know why they are there, who owns them and if we could get a closer look?
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:38 AM
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I just saw those yesterday too! I was shocked and so excited to see them. I am going back up there to drive past and take some pics today.
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:45 AM
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Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Not sure just where on Scenic Loop, but if it's in the Grey Forest area, stop by the City Hall and ask around - can't hurt!
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Old 04-05-2010, 01:41 PM
 
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Yeah, those are the ones in Grey Forest...two passenger cars and a caboose. We go by them all the time, and every time I think of what a great restaurant they would make! However, it appears the have not been kept in operating condition...

Cheers! M2
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:11 PM
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Well then - just go into City Hall and ask 'em - they'll likely know who owns 'em, and whether they'll let folks in for a closer look.
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:53 PM
 
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Hope this isn't to off topic, because I don't know where those trains are. But a friend of mine just had her sons birthday party at TTM site and said it was a lot of fun for those who have kids that love trains. Includes a train ride on the weekend!
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:57 PM
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:39 PM
 
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Very cool photos! I'm definately going to have to drive by one weekend.

I've noticed that on the tracks along I-35 just south of Walzem, that there are a few "abandoned" train cars also.
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Old 04-05-2010, 05:37 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Whoops, I guess my memory isn't as good as I thought! Make that two cabooses and one coach car!

Ain't it amazing how you can see something so many times and still confuse it in your mind?!?
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:00 AM
 
Location: TX Hill Country-Helotes, Pipe Creek/Lake Hills & San Antonio, TX
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I've passed by there many times myself, and cannot remember the exact count caboose/coach car. Through the years, I have also been curious about the story involving the train cars on Scenic Loop Road. How interesting to have a mini-collection of train cars on personal property.

Also, mentioned in this website, photos taken by a Texas photographer.

http://www.texasescapes.com/SouthTex...rest-Texas.htm

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