SP engines 4805, 4803, 4818, and 4823 at Garrett, TX

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SP engines 4805, 4803, 4818, and 4823 at Garrett, TX

Garrett is the junction of the Fort Worth Branch with the Ennis Subdivision and the beginning of CTC. This is actually a poor man's CTC as it only runs from Garrett to the north end of Ennis, about one mile to the south. The CTC was installed in 1943 and was controlled from the yard office in Ennis.

SP engines 4805, 4803, 4818, and 4823 at Garrett, TX

The first railroad into Waxahatchie was the Waxahatchie Tap Railroad. It began construction at Garrett with a connection with the Houston & Texas Central in July 1875 and reached Waxahatchie in September 1879. The first year of operation it shipped out 5,000 bales of cotton and shipped in 140 carloads of lumber. In 1881 the Waxahatchie Tap Railroad was merged into the Houston & Texas Central and extended through Midlothian to Fort Worth.

SP engines 4805, 4803, 4818, and 4823 at Garrett, TX

SP engines 4805, 4803, 4818, and 4823 bring the Miller Turn to a stop just north of Garrett. There is no room for the train at Ennis until train Number 87 to Fort Worth leaves. The sun is getting lower and I am into the golden hour. Actually since it is the longest day of the year I have about two hours. Disk 98

SP engines 4805, 4803, 4818, and 4823 at Garrett, TX SP engines 4805, 4803, 4818, and 4823 at Garrett, TX