The WRRR is located in deep east Texas near Nacogdoches. It features 4,500 feet of bi-directional mainline with 9 towns with passing sidings and 2,000 feet of yard and siding track. Grades approach 2.5% with a minimum radius of 50 feet. Safety chains are required and brakes are highly recommended. Loading/Unloading accomplished with 14’ transfer table with a maximum height of 6’ and a minimum of 19”. The primary yard has 4 – 100’ double ended tracks and a run-around track to the loading area. Trinity Industrial has 3 – 50’ tracks. A Capture/Release signal system is used to control access to bidirectional track.
RV – 4-30 amp and camper 3-20 amp receptacles.
Windy Ridge is a Drug & Alcohol Free Railroad. Smoking is restricted in all enclosed areas unless you are a steam engine, then it’s OK.
The crew at WRRR has been working hard since the meet last April (2016) to enhance the railroad.
Two new towns with passing sidings, Little’s Chapel & Harmony, are on the 1,000 foot mainline addition. The new ROW required 2 new bridges seen below. The Paul’s Valley Station with steamer water track is nearing completion. Each town has at least 2 stub sidings that can be used to park “out of service” equipment. WRRR has a total of 20 parking spots with power to recharge electric equipment. Trinity industries and Bonita Industrial Park provides parking for non-electric equipment. The signal system is up and ready to provide safe passage.
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